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Allen Yates

Allen Yates

also known as Christopher Allen Yates

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Federal Crime, White Collar Crime, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

When I’m not in a courtroom, I enjoy water skiing, snow skiing, climbing, and tennis. I’m a big fan of both types of football, the NFL and the English Premier League. I am a diehard supporter of Arsenal FC.


My wife and I enjoy cooking together in our spare time, and I think everything tastes better when grilled, roasted, or smoked on a Big Geen Egg. In 2013, my wife gave birth to a beautiful redheaded girl that lights up our life and a whole new inspiration to work harder for my clients. 



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%



Hourly ($255/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

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    Mr. Yates is an excellent attorney and person. He is a tenacious advocate who will go the extra yard (and beyond) for his clients. He possesses the unique ability to grasp unfamiliar situations with keen insight, and he uses this to help his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney.


    Benjamin Smith
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Patrick Randall Norris

    Allen and I worked in the same firm for six months and I can say with confidence that Allen works as hard for his clients as any attorney that I have worked with. Simply put, Allen's passion is criminal defense and helping his clients. He is experienced in criminal law and was flat out born with the ability to communicate and work with others. In the world of criminal defense, clients often need someone who can simply work with others and for that, there is no one better than Allen Yates. Allen also remains committed to details in technology, innovation and changes in the world around him. His loyalty to his clients and his commitment to crimininal defense and innovation make Allen Yates a true 21st century attorney. I will always recommend Allen Yates with confidence.


    Patrick Norris Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Giannini & Yates

2900 Chamblee Tucker Road
Building 14
Atlanta, GA, 30341


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200905/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Award for Excellence in the Study of Business AssociationsCALI2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerGiannini & Yates2011 - Present
AssociateHoffman & Associates2011 - 2011
AssociateRogers Law Offices2010 - 2011
Research Assistant to Professor Jack F. WilliamsAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2008 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2011 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversN/AN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. SGCharges reduced to a single count of possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana under Georgia's conditional discharge statute.
State v. EYAll charges dismissed
DUI DismissalDUI charge reduced to reckless driving

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Publication NameTitleDate
LawyerATL.comImmediately After Arrest: Five Steps to Make the Best of Your DUI Case2012
National Business Institute SeminarThe Automatic Stay2010
National Business Institute SeminarBankruptcy Law and Litigation2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy ProgramN/AUnknown2014
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
London School of Economics and Political ScienceN/AUnknownN/A
Vanderbilt UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Emory University Legal SeminarProtecting Your Civil Rights2013
Gwinnett County DUI Task Force Continuing Education SeminarDUI Cross Examination Techniques2012