Joseph Gates takes great pride in being a trial lawyer because the civil justice system is the one arena where the meek and powerful can play on a level playing field. The richest and most dominant must adhere to the same rules as the weakest and the poorest.
Joseph is married to Edith Gates, and they have three beautiful daughters, Sofia Marie, Violet Esmeralda, and Emilia Rose. They all live in Little Rock.
While growing up in El Dorado, AR, he attended West Side Christian School until he graduated in 2003 second in his class. After high school, he attended college at Louisiana Tech University. He also attended Ouachita Baptist University for a short while to play college football. After college, Joseph received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2010.
Joseph passed the Arkansas Bar in summer 2010. For the first ten years of his career, Joseph practiced law at Taylor King & Associates, PA, and Paul Byrd Law Firm, PLLC.
In fall 2020, Joseph founded Gates Law Firm, PLLC, with an emphasis on Personal Injury, Car Wreck, Trucking/18 Wheeler Collisions, Products Liability, and Traumatic Brain Injury cases.