Leadership Café: Ivan Bates, Democratic nominee for Baltimore City State’s Attorney

  • September 6, 2022
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

Goucher College and the Greater Baltimore Committee present a monthly speaker series featuring top government officials, political leaders in state and federal government, business executives and other high-profile individuals.

Mileah Kromer, associate professor of political science and the director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at Goucher College, and Sharon Markley Schreiber, COO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, moderate the series.

Event details:

When: September 6, 2022
8:00-9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Hyman Forum in Ungar Athenaeum — Goucher College,
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md., 21204

Cost: Free for GBC members. Registration is required.

Ivan Bates, Democratic nominee for Baltimore City State’s Attorney

Ivan Bates is a renowned trial attorney and respected community advocate with more than 25 years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. After serving in the United States Army and earning degrees from Howard University and The William & Mary Law School, Ivan’s first position after passing the bar exam in 1995 was as an Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office.

Ivan was a successful prosecutor who litigated numerous complex cases and his talent soon led him to serving as an ASA in the Homicide Division, where he began advocating for families victimized by violent crime. After his successful service as a prosecutor, Ivan worked for one of Maryland’s premier criminal defense firms where he sharpened his trial skills and advocated for justice for all individuals brought before the criminal justice system.

In 2006, Ivan started Bates and Garcia, LLC and became one of the most sought-after attorneys in the country. Ivan Bates is regarded as a thought leader on the criminal justice system and is often called on by local and national media to share his knowledge and expert opinion on legal matters. Among many high-profile cases, Ivan Bates’ advocacy for the victims of the notorious Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) helped lead to the federal indictments filed against the officers who betrayed their sacred duty to the residents of Baltimore.

On July 19, 2022 Ivan won the three-way Democratic Primary Election for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, defeating the two-term incumbent.



1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Maryland, 21204, United States