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Theodore Riordan and Deborah Bates Riordan both attended law schools in Boston. They were sworn in as lawyers on December 20, 1990, taking oaths to uphold both the Massachusetts Constitution and the United States Constitution.

Their combination of medical and legal experience gives you, the client, a competitive advantage, whether your matter is a personal injury or a criminal appeal.

Theodore Riordan and Deborah Bates Riordan are partners at Bates & Riordan, LLP. Find more about the attorney biographies on this page.

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Deborah Bates Riordan

Managing Partner, Bates & Riordan, LLP

Attorney Deborah Bates Riordan has been a registered nurse since 1977. This experience gives her a unique perspective on the medical needs of her legal clients.

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Theodore Riordan

General Partner, Bates & Riordan, LLP

Theodore Riordan worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Florence K. Murray of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, helping draft some of that court’s significant legal decisions. He also worked as an attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, giving him an insider’s view of how claims are handled.

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