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Jeffrey Albert Yates

Litigation Attorney at Prosper, TX

3.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Wills, Trusts, advanced directive and advanced estate planning techniques and strategies for high net worth individuals

    26 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    Will contests and contested guardianships

    26 years

  3. Probate
    25%
    Probate of wills and administration of estates

    26 years

  4. Business
    15%
    Business transactions from inceptions to sale or termination as well as lender documentation

    26 years

  5. Real estate
    10%
    Commercial sale and leasing as wells as development of raw land for residential or commercial use

    26 years

Jeffrey Yates is a seasoned litigator and transactional attorney who focuses in corporate law, business litigation and estate planning. Since 2005, Jeff has shared his unique background in probate law and high-net-worth estate planning with clients of Albin Yates Balius Roach.

Jeff has been named to Law & Politics Magazine’s “Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars” in 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011, and “Texas Super Lawyers” in 2012, 2014, and 2015. He also received the “FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager” recognition for 2009 and 2012.

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Location

Yates Law Group, PLLC
290 S. Preston Road, Suite 300
Prosper, TX, 75078

Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
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Real Estate advice session
This was a fantastic experience. I spoke with Jeff Yates and he was able to answer all my questions. I know that later on I will need to hire an attorney but this session was helpful guidance and my family can relax for now.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2014
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Real Estate advice session
Jeff helped out tremendously narrow down the problem I was having with advice I could live with. Mostly his listening skills without interrupting me so I could get to the point quicker. Also answered the phone within 2 minutes when I really thought the call would be in 15-20 minutes. Ive used other services that pay per month but really this is all i need for every once and a while type of advice I can count on. Thanks Avvo and Jeff, Chris K
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Posted by samir | April 25, 2013
albin , jeff , melissa, chase my hope
so far this attorney is good my case still not resolved but i have hopes on jeff
Posted by Vince | July 12, 2012
Top Notch Communicator, Responsive, Helpful
Jeff helped us update our Living Trust, Wills, Medical Power of Attorney docs originated years before in another state, recommending the necessary changes to align them with Texas law and to update our particulars. He and his staff were very helpful and responsive to our needs and answered our many questions with straight talk and real-life experiences so our decisions were well informed. He was timely in his responses to email, in one instance providing answers to three questions within an hour. Wow! Jeff is our Estate Planning attorney and I'd highly recommend him.
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Posted by Justin | July 12, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
Jeff is a consummate professional who goes the extra mile to make sure every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed. Our last encounter involved drafting a contract that required very specific wording that was unique to our situation. He was accessible, responsive and thorough through the entire process. His attentiveness and expertise were definitely appreciated in seeing the matter through to completion with maximum efficacy. And best of all, Jeff is a man of integrity - a person that I trust and recommend without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible Experience
Yes he was asked to step in and finish a simple pending family estate. From the beginning nothing went the way he said it would. Then very simply he stopped returning all my calls and emails. I will never recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Violated | March 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wouldn't Work or Communicate
I would NEVER recommend hiring Jeff Yates. Hired Jeff Yates for probate to correct what former attorneys messed up with malpractice. He claimed he would finish the estate properly then refused to return my calls and emails until I asked the Judge for help getting him to do anything regarding the estate. He wormed away by withdrawing, wormy Judge allowed it without any discipline leaving a bigger mess. Very costly mistake hiring Jeffrey Yates.
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Response from Jeffrey Yates April 20, 2017
Unfortunately I did not heed the advice that I give to the attorneys in my firm that you should be very cautious when a potential client has had 1 or more previous attorneys. After stepping in late in the case, I was able to facilitate an agreement, but the client refused to sign the documents pursuant to the agreement reached. I had no choice but to withdraw from representing the client. Since then she has negatively reviewed me, opposing counsel, her prior counsel and the Judge.
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Posted by Melissa | October 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Case in Probate Court Collin County
Was referred to this Attorney ! He and another attorney I feel hurt my case and would not correct the issues that were presented to them! One major issue is they Signed and Order that they never should of signed as they didnt have our authority as well would'nt correct the Order they signed ! Lots more to this case
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Yates Law Group
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Albin Oldner
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Albin Roach
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Albin Yates Balius Roach
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Albin Harrison Roach
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Roach LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Joseph E. Ashmore, Jr., P.C.
  • 1999 - 2005
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Education

  • St. Mary's University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Texas A&M University
  • BBA
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Staubs v. Vanmeter - multiple claims
  • Unanimous jury verdict in favor of ex-girlfriend of about $65,000, including punative damages.
  • Will Contest
  • Successfully defended challenge to will and obtained summary judgment on all claims except for improper execution. Contestant dismissed the remaining cause of action with prejudice the day of trial without receiving anything from the estate.
  • Validity of Beneficiary Designation
  • Successfully negotiated settlement on behalf of family

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Dallas Community Ministries, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Crescendo Business Services
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Crescendo Business Services
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Crescendo Business Services
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Collin County Bar Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • Guardianship Alternatives
  • 2015
  • 2010 Collin County Bench Bar Conference
  • Probate and Estate Planning in the Digital Age
  • 2010
  • Plano ISD
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Pre Paid Legal Services, LLC
  • The Litigation Process
  • 2008
  • 2008 Collin County Bench Bar Conference
  • Probate Issues Involving Real Property
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (25)
Endorse Jeffrey
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was happy to send several cases to Jeff when I practiced in Dallas. He's an excellent probate attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Yates is one of the top attorneys within his field in both experience and knowledge. Always professional and has great rapport in the legal community, and more importantly, with the bench."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a great litigator with an eye for a detail, and has his clients' interests at heart."
Probate Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeff for many years and have worked with him on many cases. Jeff is always professional and his knowledge of Probate law is exceptional. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who has a Probate need."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have frequently consulted with Jeff on real estate matters. I find him to be very knowledgable in this area of law and his advice has helped my clients on several matters. I would recommend him without pause as he is an exceptional attorney."
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