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I have been practicing law since 1987 in Monroe County, Florida. For over 25 years I have provided aggressive, frank and professional legal representation and Mediation services. I have been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator for County and Circuit Court since 1993, as well as a certified Family Mediator since 1998, a qualified Supreme Court Arbitrator since 1995, and a certified Residential Mortgage Foreclosure (RMF) Mediator since 2010.


I perform at least two (2) Mediations per week. My attention to detail and vast knowledge of law has helped me build a well-known reputation as a Certified Mediator. My Mediator Certification Number  is 03908CFR.


My office is dedicated to providing top-quality legal representation in a professional and friendly manner. We understand that the results we achieve directly affect our clients and we focus on providing you the most beneficial outcome in a timely manner.


Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 30%
    27 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
    27 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    27 years
  4. Foreclosure: 20%
    27 years



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Contact info

Law Offices of Donald E. Yates, P.A.

611 Eaton St
Key West, FL, 33040


FLMember in Good Standing198509/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AN/A1984
Florida State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978