William Coates, Jr. joins Baker Sterchi as an attorney in the firm’s Kansas City office. His practice focuses on personal injury and product liability matters in the transportation industry. He has tried more than 125 jury trials to verdict, including suits related to commercial motor carriers and railroads.

Coates currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, teaching trial advocacy.  He previously held leadership positions in the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, including serving as a regional vice president on the national executive committee.

He earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. Coates is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas.