Donna M. Bates

Donna Bates Esq.

Princeton, New Jersey

Donna is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where she received academic distinction and served in several cadet leadership positions. Donna attended law school at Fordham School of Law, where she was the ADR & the Law editor for the Fordham University School of Law International Law Journal.

Prior to entering private practice, Donna was a deputy district attorney at the District Attorney's Office, Fourth Judicial District. She also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force in various roles, including protocol officer, flight commander, and section commander.

Donna is experienced with all aspects of civil, commercial, and complex litigation matters. She brings her knowledge of litigation, transactional, finance, corporate, construction, and regulatory compliance matters to The Bayne Law Group.

Donna is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey and Colorado.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Law Journal: Fordham International Law Journal, ADR & the Law Editor
  • United States Air Force Academy
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's, Commandant's, and Superintendent's Honor List
    • Honors: Member U.S. Air Force Academy Honor Guard and Color Guard 1988-1992

Past Employment Positions

  • Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C., New York, Senior Associate Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office, Fourth Judical District, Deputy District Attorney
  • Postner & Rubin, Associate Attorney and Associate Intern
  • U.S. Air Force, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, Captain, Protocol Officer and Flight Commander
  • U.S. Air Force, 47th Logistics Squadron, Laughlin AFB, TX, 2nd Lieutenant, Section Commander

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