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Floyd E. Gates, Jr.





Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 1998

Michigan State University, B.S. 1992

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • 6th Circuit

Floyd Gates has more than 18 years of experience as a litigator and a corporate and banking attorney.

From structuring a transaction to recovering assets in the most complex of fraud schemes, Floyd has advised financial institutions, business and insurance carriers throughout the country.  The creativity and passion that Floyd brings to his practice have made him the "go to" when it needs to "get done."

His background and experience have made him a creative problem solver and skilled advocate. Before graduating from law school, Floyd served twelve years in the United States Army Reserves as a communications specialist attached to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a legal specialist attached to a Judge Advocate’s (JAG) office.  

Also, Floyd is very active in his community as a coach and serving and/or representing various non-profit boards. 

Representative Matters


Business Review West Michigan, 40 Under 40, 2008

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan


U.S. Army Reserves, 1985-1997