Gregory J. Bator, B.A., J.D.


DSC_2354Gregory J. Bator, B.A., J.D. founded the law firm now known as BATOR LEGAL in 1986, after graduating from Wayne State University Law School and attaining partnership at an Oakland County law firm. Gregory has traveled throughout the Midwest to represent corporate and individual clients in administrative hearings, state, district, circuit, and appellate courts, and in trials and appeals on the federal docket. Licensed as an attorney since 1981, Gregory’s breadth of experience has resulted in several published decisions that have advanced the law for care providers nationwide, notably Smith & Lee Associates, Inc. v. City of Taylor and Larkin v. State of Michigan. Greg is widely respected among government officials and industry leaders for his extensive knowledge of the assisted living industry. He has presented seminars on all aspects of the assisted living industry at national and state conferences, including the Assisted Living Federation of America and the Michigan Assisted Living Association. Licensed as an auctioneer, Greg routinely donates his time and oratorical skills as a Charity Auctioneer for nonprofit organizations in the greater Detroit area, including Forgotten Harvest, The Heat and Warmth Fund, and Orchards Children’s Services. In addition to his legal career and community service, Greg has directed his interest in issues facing elder Americans by becoming the host of his own television show, Graceful Aging. The popular program highlights the challenges to growing older in America, and features prominent guest speakers from across the country. Graceful Aging is aired on over 280 community access stations across the U.S.