Justin Bates

Attorney Justin Bates focuses his practice on serving the needs of a wide variety of commercial clients ranging from financial institutions to small and mid-sized businesses. In recognizing the needs of his clients to have an expedient resolution to an issue or a quick and decisive answer to time-sensitive questions, Mr. Bates emphasizes responsiveness as a goal in representing all of his clients. Mr. Bates also has expertise in the areas of commercial and general civil litigation.

On Strasser & Yde’s Reputation for Trial Experience:

“We define ourselves as trial lawyers. With mandatory arbitration and mediation, actual jury trials are more rare these days than they used to be, and many cases are approached from an economic standpoint where one side or the other will minimize their risk and seek to settle. We have an advantage in pre-trial negotiations, because while other attorneys are in court less and less, we have a strong history of trial experience to stand upon. We are absolutely never afraid to try a case.”

On the Importance of Reputation in the Field of Law:

“Our reputation is incredibly important, both in court and in the general community. When that reputation extends beyond legal circles into the community at large, it says a lot about the type of attorneys you’re working with.”

Areas of Practice:

Banking and Liquidation/Asset Recovery
Business Law
Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Law


Legal: The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Graduated 2007
Member of the John Marshall Law Review

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Graduated 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Legal Studies

Admitted to Practice:

State Courts of Wisconsin
Federal Court Western District of Wisconsin
Bar Associations
State Bar of Wisconsin
Marathon County Bar Association