Morningstar Law Group – Raleigh Law Firm – Durham NC Attorneys
Harrison Hank Gates - Commercial Litigation Attorney

Harrison 'Hank' M. Gates

Associate

Hank Gates is a commercial litigation attorney who focuses on employment and business litigation. His experience covers a variety of areas, including complex contract, business tort, insurance coverage, and construction disputes, in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Morningstar Law Group, Hank was a litigation attorney at Christian & Barton, LLP in Richmond, Virginia and served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Jackson L. Kiser of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


What's the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Whenever you are working on something for a client, that client is your only client.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Class A railroad in complex contract dispute with customers
  • Represents business and financial clients in disputes relating to violations of restrictive covenants and trade secret misappropriation
  • Represents insurers and insureds in disputes relating to insurance coverage and claims of bad faith
  • Represents business clients in disputes relating to unfair competition, tortious interference, and trade secret misappropriation

Presentations & Publications

  • “Employment Law: 2019 Comprehensive Guide,” National Business Institute (2019)
  • “Arbitration in a Nutshell,” MLG CLE (2019)
  • “Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide – Virginia,” Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (2016-2018)

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (2010) summa cum laude
    Order of the Coif
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., Politics and History (2007) magna cum laude

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar (2012)
  • Virginia State Bar (2010)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional

  • North Carolina Bar Association: Member
  • Virginia Bar Association: Member