Alfred G. Yates, Jr.

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Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr. PC
 | 1575 McFarland Rd, Suite 305
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Phone: 412-391-5164
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of his eponymous law firm, Alfred G. Yates, Jr. focuses his practice on individual and class-action lawsuits involving shareholders, consumer rights, mass torts, antitrust, ERISA and the Fair Labor Standards Act. From the firm's office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he represents plaintiffs throughout the country. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 1973, Mr. Yates is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.  Attorney Yates began law school at the University of Pittsburgh after serving on active in the US Army from 1968 to 1970 when he was awarded the Department of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal.

    His successful track record over some 40 years has earned Mr. Yates a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    A Pennsylvania native, Mr. Yates attended the College of William and Mary as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1968. After serving his country as a member of the U.S. Army for two years, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and in 1973, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. Mr. Yates was a trust officer at a Pittsburgh bank before entering private practice.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 20%Antitrust Litigation
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Probate & Estate Administration


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Alfred Yates, Jr.

    Admitted: 1973, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Department of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal
    • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1982)
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (1973)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pittsburgh (J.D., 1973), College of William and Mary (A.B., 1968)
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    • College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
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    1575 McFarland Rd
    Suite 305
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

    Phone: 412-391-5164

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    Last Updated: 12/31/2020

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