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Polly Bates has more than 25 years of experience as a litigation paralegal. She assists the Firm’s Trial attorneys in representing clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout Texas. Polly is responsible for drafting pleadings; discovery requests; discovery responses; deposition notices; trial exhibit and witness lists; medical summaries/chronologies and deposition summaries; and correspondence with clients, courts, government agencies, and other entities. Her expertise includes organizing exhibits, assembling trial notebooks, and assisting attorneys during trial.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Recognized as one of the top firms in the United States for Energy Litigation – Oil and Gas by The Legal 500 US 2019

Education & Admissions


  • B.S., 1985, The University of Texas at Arlington