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About Us

about us
See what sets Lawrence W. Bates Jr. apart!
When you're looking for the right legal care for you, you need the best lawyer for your needs. With over 35 years of experience in criminal law, DUI/DWI, and personal injury cases, he's always standing by to fight for you!

Lawrence W. Bates Jr.

Lawrence W. Bates Jr.
Education
  • 1970 - BA in Political Science, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 
  • 1977 - JD, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 
  • Admitted to Bars of Connecticut, Maine, and Federal District of Connecticut 
Professional Experience
  • 1978 - Present: Lawrence W. Bates Jr. Esq., Willimantic, CT 
  • 1977 - 1981: SMH Connecticut Bar Review Founder 
  • Drafted original texts, taught courses, devised and administered the program 
  • 1990 - Present: Special Public Defender 
  • Representing defendants when a conflict occurs in the Public Defendant's Office 
Professional Memberships
  • 1977 - Present: Connecticut Bar Association 
  • 1990 - Present: Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 
  • 1991 - 2008: Board of Directors of ECSU Foundation 
  • 1996 - 1998: President of ECSU Foundation 
  • 1998 - 2001: UCONN Club Board of Directors 
Community Activities
  • 1997 - 1999: Girls Fast Pitch Softball, Connecticut Bombers 
  • 1991 - 1997: Girls U-12, U-14 Soccer Coach 
  • 1990 - Present: Incorporator and Attorney for several non-profit Coventry, 
  • CT organizations, including the Loomis House, Coventry Glass, 
  • Coventry Softball and Coventry Soccer
  • Connecticut Family Law Bar 

Daniel F. Roper

Daniel F. Roper
Education
  • University of Connecticut, BA in Political Science, 2008 
  • J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 2011 
Professional Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association 
  • Windham County Bar Association 
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 
  • Connecticut Young Lawyers Bar