Patrick Bates

Senior Associate
Murray | Lobb Attorneys - Patrick Bates


Patrick is a senior attorney in Murray | Lobb, PLLC’s litigation section. He is an aggressive and tactical lawyer and has extensive experience with complex commercial, real estate, and employment law cases. He efficiently represents businesses, their owners, and property owners mainly in the construction, banking, real estate, energy, and restaurant industries.

Patrick represents clients in claims involving shareholder/owner disputes, directors’ and officers’ conduct, contract performance, fraud, non-competition/confidentiality agreements, competitors/departing employees, misappropriation of trade secrets, the Fair Labor Standards Act (unpaid wage and overtime), discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, and in general commercial litigation. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers in 2018 through 2021.

Patrick loves making his clients happy and securing the best results for them, but he loves his family even more. Patrick is an exceptional laugh-maker, an intermediate-level griller, and an amateur pizza-maker.


University of Houston Law Center – J.D., 2010
Texas A&M University – B.A., 2006


State of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Activities and Memberships

Houston Bar Association, past member of Bench Bar and Dispute Resolution Committees
State Bar of Texas, Member – Litigation

Practice Areas