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Tad Yates

Central Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime
  • Florida
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Tad 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.

Mr. Yates is a past President of both the Orange County Bar Association and the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. In 2004, Mr. Yates was awarded the Young Lawyer Professionalism Award by the Orange County Bar Association.

In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Mr. Yates to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. He served for two years as Chair of that Commission. Mr. Yates previously served on the Florida Bar Criminal Rules Committee and chaired one of the Ninth Circuit Grievance Committees for the Florida Bar.

In 2013, Mr. Yates was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar to the Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Alumni Association and serves as Vice Chair of the Ninth Circuit Professionalism Panel.

From 2008 through this year, 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. Since 2011, he has been selected for inclusion on the “Florida Super Lawyers” list. Mr. Yates is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
University of Florida
J.D. (1994) | Criminal Justice/ Law
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Activities: Florida Blue Key, Florida Cicerones, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Young Lawyer Professionalism Award
Orange County Bar Assocation
Professional Associations
The Orange County Bar Association
Past President
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
Past President
Judicial Nominating Commission, Ninth Circuit
Past Chair
Florida Bar Foundation
Past Member, Board of Directors
University of Florida Alumni Assocation Board of Directors
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Law Offices of Tad A. Yates P.A
3431 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Toll-Free: (407) 608-7777
Fax: (407) 608-7778
734 Rugby Street
Orlando, FL 32804
Telephone: (407) 608-7777
Fax: (407) 608-7778