Christofer Bates

Research & Writing Attorney

Christofer Bates has been a Research & Writing Attorney in the Trial Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since 2009. Prior to joining the office, Mr. Bates served as law clerk to the Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo, who was then a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and now sits on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Bates received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from LaSalle University in 2002 and his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law in 2008.