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Christopher E Yeazell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Clearwater, FL

4.4   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
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Location

The Law Offices Of Yeazell And Sweet
2861 Executive Drive
Suite 200
Clearwater, FL, 33762

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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Special Attorney for Special Needs Child
Mr. Christopher Yeazell represented our special needs child in a very unique case. Chris developed an immediate rapport, and level of TRUST with our autistic child. We knew then that Chris was going to fight for our child like his own child. Chris ensured us that our child's rights, and well being were his immediate, and long term priority. Chris was professionally aggressive, and diligent with our case from day one. Chris accomplished everything, and more that we could have hoped for. This case was extremely emotional for our family. We can't thank Chris enough for standing with and for us, and fighting the right fight. We highly recommend Chris and his firm for any case. Mr. Yeazell is brilliant, dedicated, and committed to his craft. Chris is an exceptional person, and highly skilled attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2018
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The Best in the Tampa bay area
Christopher E Yeazell is an extremely intelligent individual.He was very clear and concise when it came to my case,not only does Chris Yeazell get the job done exceptionally well ,he makes you his priority no matter the situation. The outcome of my situation was easily handled by him in an extremely professional matter,and exceeded my expectations .I have highly recommend this attorney to others and would consider to do so again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
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Highly recommend Attorney Christopher Yeazell
I highly recommend Christopher Yeazell. He was of tremendous help when my son was charged with criminal offenses. He also represented me in small claims and traffic court. In each case Mr. Yeazell explained the law and court processes in easily understandable laymen’s terms. When he went to court he handled the cases with the utmost professionalism and courtesy, in and out of the courtroom. I believe his expertise was instrumental, in the case of the criminal offenses my son was charged with, in getting the charges reduced and needed counseling. For the small claims the amount owed was smaller and in traffic court I did not get any points and received reduced fines. I will continue to avail of his services if needed in the future
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Posted by Anita | October 27, 2017
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Amazing attorney!
When we were faced with having to hire a criminal defense attorney for my son in Florida while we resided in another state, we had to resort to searching online for one. Once we narrowed it down to our top 3 choices based on background, experience, etc., we had a phone interview with each of them and finally settled on Chris Yeazell. We hoped we had picked the right attorney for my son since this was a capital case with life-changing consequences. There were times over the 3 years it took to finally take the case to trial when we had doubts he would come through and set my son free from the false accusation against him. Every day in court during the 4-day trial, Chris Yeazell proved to be an absolutely amazing defense attorney and caused us to feel more hopeful and certain that we had made the right choice. He proved to be extremely detailed and had obviously done a great deal of research which allowed him to present the case logically and efficiently. He attacked each of the prosecutions' witnesses with surgical precision but without demeaning or bullying them. The expert witnesses he called to the stand for the defense were the final key to casting reasonable doubt on every bit of the prosecution's "evidence", which resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict. Even the prosecutor himself, as well as the judge, congratulated him on doing an excellent job. In short, if you have to go to trial for a criminal charge, you definitely want Chris Yeazell on your side defending you. We could not have chosen a better attorney to represent us.
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Posted by Steven | August 4, 2017
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Against All Odds
I did not like Chris Yeazell...until he saved my life. At first, I thought his communication was rough on the edges, but that is irrelevant compared to his lawyering skills. When your life is on the line and you are facing 25 years in prison, he pulls no punches. I have never seen or even heard of a lawyer going above and beyond in regards to dissecting a case piece by piece. He dismantled the prosecution so thoroughly (in a 5 day trial) to render a NOT GUILTY finding. Not only did he file 20 motions over a 3 year period , he even made additional motions for an appellate filing if the case went south. Chris Yeazell had such an uphill battle with the judge overruling almost every objection that he made, (due to previous case law,) where prior accusations on the behalf of the plaintiff were key factors. Even the judge stated it was one of the best arguments he had heard in years. This is a highly experienced trial lawyer who will fight to the death for his client, and does not try to get his client to take a plea if there is a chance that they are not guilty. The amount of inconsistencies he uncovered against the plaintiff testimony was staggering. In the end, there was no hung jury or withheld judication, the jury came back with a decisive NOT GUILTY finding. In cases like mine, there is a 93% conviction rate in Florida, with a minimum mandatory 25 years to life sentence. Chris overcame against all odds, including having to prepare both ways if the judge overruled his objection. On top of that, congress came up with a new law that was just passed only weeks before the trial, stating that, in all capital cases, there is, with no exception, 12 jurors overseeing the case. That was now cut in half to 6 jurors, (unless it's a death row case.) In my case, he was prepared for all eventualities, including two prosecutors against just him. Chris Yeazell, hands down, saved my life, above and beyond, and I will never forget how thorough he was. I am no longer bothered by his rough-on-the-edge communication skills.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2013
A Winner
For separating parents, the process of agreeing to a shared parenting arrangement for their child/children can be an unpleasant experience. If you are in that situation you need to have a lawyer with strong negotiating skills to represent you and guide the process in a direction that represents your interests. If it appears that an arrangement cannot be negotiated and it is going to trial, then a judge will decide what is in the best interest of the children. In that case both sides will be telling the judge their side of why things should be decided in their favor. Both positive and negative aspects of each parent will be uncovered and considered. At this point you better hope that the lawyer you have retained is an experienced, skilled and aggressive litigator not just a negotiator. Recently I was involved in just such a case. I am so fortunate that I picked Christopher Yeazell out of dozens of other possible family law Attorneys. I am so impressed with him. He is the consummate professional and the complete legal representative package. When his considerable effort to negotiate a fair parenting arrangement failed and the matter went to trial, his professionalism became very evident. Like a skilled teacher, he put forth the facts in an organized and crystal clear manner, like a skilled surgeon, cut through the lies to expose the truths, and like an elite soldier, defended and attacked with timely precision. I was not sure this case could be won, but he was positive and reassuring every step of the way and a very favorable decision was the result of his expertise. Some other terms that could be applied to Attorney Christopher Yeazell are: Courteous but aggressive, responsive, accessible, cost conscientious, thorough, and diligent. For me, it all added up to a winner.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2022
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Nightmare attorney
Hired Chris for divorce.. He proved to be a very nasty, insulting, judgmental, sick, unhappy person. He knows how to be nice at first, to reel in your business, but he turned into a nightmare of hostility and incompetence. He made frequent mistakes including huge errors in my final judgement document. He mixed me up with other clients. He often would side with opposing counsel against my wishes. I gave him a flat fee retainer with the understanding that if the case went to court, he would need an additional $10,000, refundable if it didnt go to court. Even though I knew it would settle, I gave him only $6200 for court because I sensed that he was going to rip me off. We settled the case through my negotiations and not his expertise. He was completely triggered by opposing attorney and intimidated by him. After final judgment, his immediate phone call to me was hostile belligerence, not good luck to you. He deliberately picked a fight for no reason. He refused to refund the $6200. Citing that it was like a commission for me keeping most of my house. I see these reviews that are good and it baffles me, because he was atrocious in every aspect. Retirement should be a necessity.
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Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Associations

  • Florida State Bar
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  • Supreme Court of the United States
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  • United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
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  • The United States District Court (Middle District)
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  • Clearwater Bar Association
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  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
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  • English

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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 03
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"One of the best family law litigators in the area. Every person I have referred to him for divorce representation has been very thankful."
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Clearwater Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher E Yeazell
Christopher E Yeazell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Clearwater, FL
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available