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Tad A. Yates - Orlando, FL

3431 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32804

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Updated: 06/30/2020

Orlando Criminal Law Lawyer

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Tad A. Yates is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida in 1991 and from the University of Florida College of Law in 1994. He has served as President, Vice President and Criminal Law Committee Chair of the Orange County Bar Association...

Tad A. Yates is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida in 1991 and from the University of Florida College of Law in 1994. He has served as President, Vice President and Criminal Law Committee Chair of the Orange County Bar Association. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the First Central Florida American Inns of Court and has served as that organization's program chair. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and previously served as secretary of that organization.

In 2004, Mr. Yates was awarded the Young Lawyer Professionalism Award by the Orange County Bar Association. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the National and Florida Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2008 and 2009, Mr. Yates was selected by Florida Trend Magazine as one of "Florida's Legal Elite" in the area of Criminal Law. In 2009, he was selected by "Florida Super Lawyers" for inclusion on the Florida Rising Stars list, featuring outstanding young lawyers in the state.

In addition to representing clients in the criminal trial court, Mr. Yates also represents defendants on appeal and at various stages of post-conviction proceedings, including Rule 3.850 proceedings.

About Tad A. Yates

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Other Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association, 2008 - 2009 (President)
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2007 - 2008 (Vice-President)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee (Past Chair)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society, 2006 - 2007 (Secretary)
  • First Central Florida American Inns of Court, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2007 (Member)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit, Judicial Nominating Commission (Chair, 2011)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994 - Present (Member)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society, Board of Trustees (President)
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 9th Judicial Circuit (Chair)
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Rules Committee (Member)
  • Florida Bar, Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee (Chair)
  • Ninth Circuit Professionalism Panel (Vice Chair)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida Bar, Board of Governors

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1994
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, 1991
    B.A.
    Honors: Florida Blue Key
    Major: Criminal Justice

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Florida Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, University of Florida Alumni Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Sealing of Records and Juvenile Confidentiality Laws, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, August 16, 2002

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Tad A. Yates

Included on the 2024 Florida list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Tad A. Yates on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Young Lawyer Professionalism Award, Orange County Bar Association, - 2004
  • Florida's Legal Elite, Criminal Law, Florida Trend Magazine, 2008 - 2009
  • Rising Stars, Florida Super Lawyers, 2009
  • “Florida Super Lawyers” List, 2011 - Present

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Office Information

Address

3431 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Fax

  • (407) 608-7778

Accepts Credit Cards

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