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Shanda M Yates

Slip and fall accident Attorney at Jackson, MS

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Shanda

Learn Shanda’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Slip and fall accident
    75%

    16 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    premises liability (slip/trip/fall and inadequate security cases)

    16 years

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Shanda's practice focuses primarily on premises liability litigation. Her experience in this area of the law is varied and includes everything from routine slip and fall litigation to more complex inadequate security cases. She practices in both state and federal courts and is well-versed in federal practice and procedure – especially in the area of removal jurisdiction.

Shanda earned a B.A. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and served as Case Note/Comment Editor of the Law Review.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Joel | April 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answered me very fast
Shanda Yates did answer me and discuss my case with me. We did not get together on my case, but it was of no fault of Ms Yates. She did an excellent job of advising me. I would seek council from her again if the occasion arose.
Posted by Linda Garcia | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Attorney you all did a Magnificent Job!!
Thanks again so much for all the time spent to put together the facts of my case. I have always held the highest regard and respect for you and your firm. My successful verdict absolutely amazes me. Congratulations on your outstanding trial victory...this is a tremendous result and I am thrilled with the outcome. Dear Shanda and Rocky Please accept my sincerest of thank you for all that you have done for me regarding my case. I truly admire your skills as a brilliant attorney. You are the most talented that I have come in contact with. I truly feel that you have represented my case outstandingly. I feel blessed to have gotten to know you. You held a special place in my heart as a caring, personal and most charismatic individuals."
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Posted by Quintin | February 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Disappointed
I could never get anyone to answer the phone. They publicized the firm as responding quickly but that was not the case.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Burns & Associates, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Leader in Law
  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association Newsletter
  • Maintaining a Safe Premises
  • 2012
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Quarterly
  • Request No. 1: Admit That You Are Not Seeking Damages in Excess of $75,000. Response: I'm Not Gonna and You Can't Make Me. Determining Whether the Amount in Controversy Requirement is Satisfied Based on Plaintiffs' Responses (or Lack Thereof) to Requests for Admission
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Representing Your Client in Federal Court
  • Representing Your Client in Federal Court
  • 2014
  • Litigating Slip, Trip & Fall Cases in Mississippi
  • Litigating Slip, Trip & Fall Cases in Mississippi
  • 2013
  • Mississippi Claims Association/ Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Joint Seminar
  • Premises Liability: Recent Cases and Trends
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Shanda
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Friend
"I am pleased to endorse this lawyer. I have had to the pleasure to work with Attorney Yates, and she is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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