Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cates served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Susan R. Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and to the Honorable Noel Fidel of the Arizona Court of Appeals. During law school, Mr. Cates served as an extern for the Honorable Thomas C. Kleinschmidt of the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Represented doctors in jury trials resulting in defense verdicts
Represented HMOs and group insurers in breach of contract, rescission and bad faith actions
Represented automobile and property insurers in coverage and bad faith actions
Represented architects, engineers, contractors and attorneys in construction law and professional malpractice lawsuits
Represented motorcycle dealership in accident-related cases
Handled various insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, legal malpractice and commercial litigation cases before federal and state courts of appeals
Represented healthcare professionals before state licensing boards including the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners, and the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board