17 years, 800 cases
20 years, 4,000 cases
Ms. Yolanda M. Trotman has a passion for obtaining great results for her clients. She is an experienced trial attorney with more than ten years of experience. She is not afraid to litigate a case and is comfortable in any courtroom handling matters from traffic tickets to complex jury trials. She has gained a solid reputation for being prepared and zealously advocating for her clients.
Ms. Trotman is from High Point, North Carolina. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1996 with a B.A. in History, and was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society in History. She was extremely active in a variety of leadership roles in several campus organizations. Upon graduation from UNC-Charlotte she taught History and coached the Debate and Speech Team at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina for three years. As a high school teacher, she was honored with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg First Year Teacher of the Year award, received commendation as a top Debate and Speech coach in North Carolina. Ms. Trotman's love for the law could not be denied. She decided to leave teaching in 1999 and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was very active in a number of organizations, and her community involvement was recognized with a Community Service Award from the Law School. She was Managing Editor ofThe Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a Juris Doctor in May 2002.
In August 2002, she was admitted to the North Carolina Bar and began her career as an Assistant Public Defender at the 26th Judicial District (Mecklenburg County) Public Defender's Office. She remained active in the community and continued to assist in coaching Mock Trial High School teams. In August 2004 she decided to leave the Public Defender's office to go into private practice.
Ms. Trotman's areas of practice include all areas and aspects of criminal defense, DWU/DUI cases, traffic matters, family law, with a concentration in complex divorce, child custody and child support matters.
Ms. Trotman continued her love of teaching as an Instructor in the Undergraduate and Graduate Program with the University of Phoenix. She has also been an Adjunct Professor in the UNC-Charlotte Criminal Justice Department.
Professionally, Ms. Trotman is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar, the Leary Bar Association, The North Carolina Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and was a Board Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyers Division. She is also a member of the Family Law and Criminal Law Sections of the Mecklenburg County Bar.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.