Who we are

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

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

Gregory J. Bator, B.A., J.D. founded the law firm now known as BATOR LOBB 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 representing 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 Michigan Assisted Living Association. Gregory holds an AV® rating and Preeminent Lawyer designation from Martindale-Hubbell.

Gregory is a highly sought-after charity benefit live auctioneer. His verbal talent has raised countless dollars for numerous charity organizations. Presently, Gregory serves as Vice-Chair of Huron Pines, a leading Northern Michigan environmental organization. Gregory continues to air Graceful Aging, a local access television show, in more than 300 communities across the country. Graceful Aging uses expert guest interviews to highlight proactive solutions to aging’s challenges.


  • Founding member of Bator Lobb, P.C.
  • Most of the firm’s clients have been clients for over 30 years.
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Preeminent Lawyer designation by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • National Quarter-Finalist Moot Court Team.
  • Michigan High School Debate Champion.
  • Founder of Graceful Aging, a nationally syndicated public access TV show.
  • Vice Chairman of Huron Pines, a Northern Michigan environmental organization.
  • Highly skilled Professional Charity/Benefit Auctioneer.
Christian A. Lobb, B.A., M.P.A., J.D.

Christian A. Lobb, B.A., M.P.A., J.D.

Christian A. Lobb, B.A., M.P.A., J.D., is a partner at the firm and has been associated with BATOR LOBB since 2001. Chris is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School, where he received awards for excellence in academics as a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif. Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of administrative law, employment law, corporate law and probate and estate planning. Chris has won cases for clients against the State of Michigan Office of the Attorney General. In addition to his undergraduate and law degrees, Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Wayne State University, which he received with honors. Chris is actively involved in Scouting and youth sports with his three sons.

Benjamin Rios, B.A., M.A., J.D.


Benjamin Rios, B.A., M.A. J.D. is an Associate Attorney at BATOR LOBB. His areas of expertise include Collections, Evictions, Bankruptcy and Litigation. Prior to joining Bator Lobb, Ben practiced law in Illinois, representing Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations throughout the Chicagoland area. While in law school, Ben externed for the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, as Assistant to the Director. Ben also holds a Master’s in Arts degree in Global Politics and Law from the University of Sheffield where he wrote his dissertation on international development and global non-profit organizations. 

A native of San Diego, California, Ben made his way east to partake in Midwestern living after graduating from UCLA. Ben and his wife spend much of their time chasing around their two young children and keeping them occupied with a myriad of games and songs. In his free time, Ben has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 4 years. A hopeful Padres fan, Ben dreams of seeing San Diego win a championship in his lifetime.