About Us

Ken Bates

Ken Bates is the President and Founder of Bates Investigations. He was a police officer with the Austin Police Department for nine years before becoming licensed as a Private Investigator in 1983. He founded Bates Investigations in 1988. He is qualified as an expert witness regarding Electronic Countermeasures before Grand Juries in Federal and State Courts. He is a Private Investigator licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau as well as a member of the National Association of Legal Investigators, the American Society for Industrial Security, and a former member the International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators.

Ken’s Resume

Kimberly Bates

Kimberly Bates joined Bates Investigations as a Private Investigator in 1999 and is now the Vice President. She graduated in 1997 from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is a Private Investigator licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau as well as a member of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, the National Council of Investigation & Security Services, the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators, the California Association of Licensed Investigators and the World Association of Detectives. In 2015, Kimberly joined the ranks of an elite few by becoming a Texas Certified Investigator (TCI) through the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators.

Kimberly’s Resume

“Bates Investigation gives our clients the prompt and professional attention that they deserve.”

R. Louis Bratton

The Bratton Firm PC

Austin, Texas