Tad A. Yates

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando, FL

The Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P.A.
 | 3431 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-608-7777
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Appellate: Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009

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About Tad Yates

Admitted: 1994, Florida

Professional Webpage: tadyates.com

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Executive Council Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2008
  • President's Award, Orange County Bar Association, 2006
  • Young Lawyer Professionalism Award, Orange County Bar Association, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair of Judicial Nomination Commission for the Ninth Judicial Circuit., 2013
  • President, Orange County Bar Association, 2008
  • Vice President, Orange County Bar Association, 2007
  • Board of Directors, Florida Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors of University of Florida Alumni Association
  • Past President, Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Past President, Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, First Central Florida American Inns of Court
  • Member, Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, The Florida Bar

Industry Groups

  • Past President Orange County Bar Association And Legal Aid Society Of OCBA; Chair Of Ninth Circuit J
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    Office Location for Tad A. Yates

    3431 Edgewater Drive
    Orlando, FL 32804

    Phone: 407-608-7777

     

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