E. Clayton Yates

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Biography

E. CLAYTON YATES, born in Fort Pierce, Florida, January 10, 1957; admitted to bar, 1984, Florida, United States District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Supreme Court of the United States. Education: Indian River Junior College (A.A. 1977): Stetson University (B.A. 1979); Stetson University College of Law (J.D. 1983). Phi Delta Phi. Experience: All Lines Insurance Adjuster, G.A.B. Business Service, Inc., Cocoa, Florida and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., 1979-1981; Assistant State Attorney, 13th Circuit, Hillsborough County, Career Criminal Prosecutor, Deputy Division Chief and Designated Environmental Crimes Prosecutor, Tampa, Florida, 1984-1992; Assistant State Attorney: 19th Circuit, Saint Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Indian River Counties, Economic Crime Division Nineteenth Circuit 1995-1998; Representative Reported Cases: Asplundh Tree Expert Co. v. Diamond Tomato Pshp. 770 So. 2d 691 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2000); Buckeye Check Cashing v. Cardegena, 126 S. Ct. 1204 (U.S., 2006); Mackenzie Check Advance of Fla. L.C.C. v. Betts, Supreme Court of Florida, 31 Fla. L. Weekly S. 255, April 27, 2006. PRACTICE AREAS:

General Civil Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Business Transactions; Criminal Defense; Trial experience with over 140 Cases concluded by jury verdict.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Business Transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • General Practice
  • Trial experience

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
772-465-7990  Phone
772-465-1886  Fax
www.yateslawfla.com
University Attended:
Indian River Junior College, A.A., 1977; Stetson University, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1984
Admission:
United States District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Supreme Court of the United States.; 1984, Florida
Memberships:
The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Trial Lawyers; Real Estate, Probate and Trust; Criminal Law); Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Trial Lawyers For Public Justice.
ISLN:
902584226
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.2/5.0 (6 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.2/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.2/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.2/5.0
  • Communication

    4.3/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.2/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/18/14 in Criminal Defense

    A truly excellent attorney. He is always extremely prepared, and his experience is clear in all of his cases. He is a true gentleman, very polite and represents his clients with all of his heart. In my 25+ years of being an attorney, he stands out... Read more

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    A truly excellent attorney. He is always extremely prepared, and his experience is clear in all of his cases. He is a true gentleman, very polite and represents his clients with all of his heart. In my 25+ years of being an attorney, he stands out as one of the very best. My observations of him in Court were during the time that I was a State Prosecutor for approx. 7 years, and as a Private Attorney for the last 9 years. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/10/14 in Criminal Law

    Excellent attorney, always very well prepared.

    Excellent attorney, always very well prepared. Read less

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