Tad A. Yates has practiced law in the communities of central Florida since 1994. Today, Tad's practice is dedicated to the defense of persons accused of misdemeanors and felonies of every type, including drug offenses, DUI, sex crimes, battery, theft, domestic violence-related charges, juvenile offenses, fraud charges and all traffic crimes. Tad also represents clients in appeals of criminal convictions and in Rule 3.850 Post-Conviction proceedings.
Tad has held leadership positions in a number of professional organizations and remains an actively involved member of the Florida Bar, the National and Florida Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Tad is a past-President of the Orange County Bar Association and of the Legal Aid Society of the OCBA. Tad is a past Chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and past Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Tad currently sits on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Alumni Association and the Florida Bar Foundation.
In addition to his inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers listings, Tad has been selected multiple times by Florida Trend Magazine as one of "Florida's Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law, and he is rated AV Preeminent,* the highest rating an attorney can receive via the peer-review ratings process facilitated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Tad accepts cases in all counties in Central Florida as well as in Gainesville, Alachua County.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009
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Admitted 1994, Florida
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Last Updated: 1/18/2017