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Cory L. Bates
When it comes to practicing law, Attorney Cory Bates believes that attention to detail, zealous advocacy, and doing the right thing are the most important factors to be successful both in court and at the office. 

As a former prekindergarten teacher in inner-city Houston, Cory saw first-hand the injustice that happens to those who know the least about the law. He saw students who were refused special education services because of a school district’s misunderstanding of the law, he saw families ripped apart by a complicated and often unfair immigration system, and he saw individuals suffer from a complicated criminal justice system that seeks only to punish instead of rehabilitation. 

“I decided to go to law school because I was tired of big businesses and government agencies trying to intimidate me with complicated documents and regulations that are designed to keep the average person down, poor, and without options. I got tired of being told by others what the law requires of me and decided to grab the bull by the horns and figure it out for myself.” 

Cory uses his knowledge of the law to help, protect, support, and assist everyday Arkansans when they are faced with complicated legal matters and have nowhere to turn to turn for advice and representation. When he works on your case, you can be sure that you will receive honest answers and advice to your legal problems. He isn’t the type of attorney who will promise you the moon, instead, he will zealously advocate to get you your best options and then explain those options to you so that you can make the decisions that work best for you. 

“Advocating through writing is my strongest skill. When a client chooses me to be his/her/their representative, he/she/they can rest easy knowing that I will spend the time it takes to research every legal option and remedy that is available. I will hunt for every possible avenue and leave no stone unturned because that is the kind of effort I would expect from an attorney.”

At the Tellez Law Firm, we believe, first and foremost, in people. We believe that the most important defense is a good offense. We also believe that everyone deserves the right to an excellent legal representative. That’s why we focus our practice on building trusting relationships with our clients, diligent research, a proactive motions practice, and standing up for what is right. 

If that’s the kind of attention and advocacy that you want, call us today to schedule a consultation so you can see what the Tellez Law Firm can do for you.

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • Juris Doctor - 2018
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2011
    • Major: German Studies and Spanish
  • QLaw Arkansas, Secretary
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Member
  • Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council, Member
  • UA Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, Young Alumni Board Member
  • Attorney
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Immigration
  • Felony/Misdemeanor Defense
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2019
  • Dereck Pelletier v. Wendy Kelley, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction, et al., No. 18-1396, 2019 WL 2009837, at *1 (U.S. June 24, 2019). Petition Here.
  • Larry West v. State of Arkansas, No. CR-18-778