Law Services Chesterfield, VA

At Gates Law Offices, we strive to provide each client with the highest quality legal representation in a personalized and timely fashion. Our attorneys have over 35 years of diverse legal experience in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal defense, traffic defense, wills, deeds, adoptions and partition suits to settle “heir land.”


Former Trustee in Bankruptcy, and 35 years of experience representing debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Gates Law specializes in consumer bankruptcy. Whether you are facing foreclosure on your home or are inundated with credit card debt, we can help you take the steps to get your life back in order.

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Criminal/Traffic Defense

7 years of experience as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney and 28 years as a criminal defense attorney

Whether is it a simple traffic violation, DUI offense or a more serious criminal offense, you want an experienced attorney by your side, guiding you through the judicial process. We negotiate the best deals for our clients and, if found guilty, ensure that they get the most appropriate sentence possible.

Criminal Defense. At Gates Law Office, we represent clients charged with drug offenses, assault and battery, probation violations, weapon offenses, robbery, burglary, larceny/shoplifting and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Traffic Defense. We defend clients in a variety of cases, including but not limited to the following traffic offenses: DUI/DWI, driving on a suspended license, hit and run, reckless driving, speeding and failure to stop/yield.

Personal Injury

Suffering an injury causes considerable hardship and stress for you and your loved ones. The attorneys at Gates Law Offices commit themselves to helping our clients rebuild their lives after sustaining a serious injury. If we do not recover, you do not pay attorney's fees.


Last Will & Testament, Medical Directive (Living Will), Power of Attorney

Gates Law is committed to meeting your legal needs at all stages of life. For clients seeking will-based legal services, we will prepare a last will and testament, medical directive and power of attorney. We want you to rest assured that your estate will be handled with the utmost care and respect.

General Practice

Deeds, Adoptions, Name Change, Partition Suits, etc.

Being a small, family law firm, we want to be your personal attorney for every legal need that may come up. To that end, we continue to practice in a variety of additional areas of law including name changes, adoptions, deeds, and partition suits (dividing up inherited land).

Civil Rights Restoration

Our attorneys can help individuals who have lost their rights due to felony convictions regain their civil rights such as the right to vote, be on a jury, and hold public office. We can also help restore firearm rights. 



Criminal Defense

Traffic Defense

Personal Injury




Partition Suits

Civil Right Restoration