John Bates is a Columbus, Ohio based attorney who handles criminal defense, traffic, motor vehicle accident, child custody, divorce, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. I practice in central Ohio, which includes Franklin, Delaware, Union, Knox, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison counties. I have been representing families and their legal needs since 1993. I represent clients at all levels of the Ohio state and federal court systems. With over 20+ years of legal and litigation experience, I am strongly qualified to handle your specific legal situation. As your attorney, I provide quality and affordable legal representation or advice. I personally represent the client who hires me. I provide free telephone consultations and offer payment plans based upon your work history.