Frances A. Bates

Associate Attorney

Frances was raised in Superior, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She then received her law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul. Frances was a judicial law clerk for district court judges in St. Paul before she returned to the Superior-Duluth area after the birth of her first child and joined the firm. She has experience with a wide range of diverse clients and is passionate about helping others and contributing to the community. Frances is a member of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.

Frances enjoys swimming and boating in the summer at her family’s lake home, listening to music and podcasts, and spending time with her daughter.

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