Our Team

Maria Bates

Recruiting and Staffing Administrator


Location: Dallas

Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin


Maria is responsible for the Dallas office’s daily operations and works closely with each Legalpeople lawyer and paralegal candidate throughout the registration and placement process. She plays an active role in ongoing projects, and is a key resource for Legalpeople’s contractors throughout their employment.


Maria is a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance. She also received an Associates Degree from Ricks College in Theatre and Dance Education. Prior to joining Legalpeople in 2004, she taught at the Moore Weis Children’s Center of Austin.


Outside of the office, Maria enjoys yoga, cooking, and hiking, though not simultaneously.

What is your favorite sports team?

UT Longhorns

What is your hometown?

Dallas, TX

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