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Allen Yates

also known as Christopher Allen Yates

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


  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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    Allen is a competent and creative trial attorney. I regularly handle cases against him and have great respect for his courtroom skills. He always fights his hardest for his clients and is rarely satisfied. He is well regarded in the criminal law world by attorneys, prosecutors, and judges alike.


    Michael Diorio
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Allen Yates is smart. But beyond that (and perhaps, more importantly) he is congenial, persuasive, and effective. He's the type of attorney that leaves the courtroom with everyone on his side -- the jury, the opposing counsel, the judge. He's convincing and reliable and works hard to get exceptional results for his clients.


    Molly Parmer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Giannini & Yates

2900 Chamblee Tucker Road
Building 14
Atlanta, GA, 30341


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200901/14/2016
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/AN/A2014
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
London School of Economics and Political ScienceN/AN/AN/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