Rachel A. Bates


Rachel’s practice covers a variety of civil litigation in state and federal courts including civil rights, municipal law, employment law and wrongful death. Prior to joining HHR, Rachel was an associate at King, Krehbiel & Hellmich, LLC, following seven years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation focusing on asset forfeiture investigations.

Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys running, in addition to cooking and experiencing gourmet cuisine. Rachel is an active volunteer for the Ericka Wade Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children -- St. Louis. Rachel lives in St. Louis with her husband, two sons and daughter.


Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Juris Doctor, 2014, Cum Laude

Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Legal Assistant Studies, 2005

Primary Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation; Municipal Law; Civil Rights Defense Law

Court Admissions & Professional Affiliations

Supreme Court of Missouri; United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Supreme Court of Michigan; United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

The Missouri Bar; Michigan Bar Association