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Virgil W. Yanta Jr.

Car accident Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   5 reviews

About Virgil

Learn Virgil’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%
    Automobile wrecks, 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, and big-rig collisions, including truck under-ride cases

    6 years

  2. Land use and zoning
    20%
    Eminent domain and condemnation disputes, landowner and rancher easements and right-of-way cases, including cases involving natural gas, crude, condensate, and hazardous liquids transmission, gathering, and distribution pipelines

    6 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Brain injuries, paralysis, burns, and other catastrophic injuries and trauma

    6 years

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%
    Eminent domain and condemnation, personal injury, wrongful death, dangerous and defective products and children's toys, fiduciary disputes, estate litigation, and anti-SLAPP cases

    6 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    Estate administration, wills and trust preparation and filing, and probate litigation

  6. Business
    5%
    Trade secrets disputes litigation, anti-SLAPP

    6 years

  7. Litigation
    5%
    Products liability, eminent domain and condemnation, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and probate and heirship disputes

    6 years

  8. Trucking accident
    3%
    Tractor-trailers, big-rigs, and 18-wheeler truck under-ride collisions

    6 years

  9. Wrongful death
    3%

    6 years

  10. Brain injury
    1%

    6 years

  11. Consumer protection
    1%

    6 years

  12. Defective and dangerous products
    1%
    Defective children's toys and products, dangerous and defective consumer products, and automobile recalls

    6 years

  13. Spinal cord injury
    1%

    6 years

With proven tenacity, Virgil is an attorney with a backbone.  As an advocate for landowners and ranchers in eminent domain and condemnation disputes, and for injury victims suffering catastrophes involving the brain, spinal cord, burns, and wrongful death, Virgil has helped scores of people harmed by the unjust actions of wrongful parties throughout South Texas.  Let him show you how his compassionate advocacy, proven grit, determination, and patient guidance can help you navigate every step of the way through the legal process in your quest for full and fair justice under the law.  Virgil travels to you, and stands ready to fight for you and your loved ones at a moment's notice — wherever you may need him.  

Y él habla español.

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Licensed for 6 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2016
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Yanta Law
8000 Interstate 10 West
Suite 1500
San Antonio, TX, 78230

Reviews

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Posted by K.E. | September 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and intuitive.
Mr. Yanta is a very skilled and passionate lawyer. I sought his legal help for a couple of matters involving pipeline easements and condemnation through my homestead and ranch properties, oil and gas issues, and business formation/estates issues. He gave great advice and was extremely informative. It was obvious to me that he’s very sincere in his passion representing landowners and ranchers. Virgil was always very responsive and attentive, and I would seek his help again without any hesitation. Based off of my personal experience, I would absolutely recommend him to my friends and family.
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Posted by Marina | September 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism at it's Finest
The time when elderly parents become the child’s responsibility is a tough milestone in life. Although not everyone has to experience this delicate time, that was not the case for me. When I had questions pertaining to guardianship, power of attorney, and tax allowances in relation to my Mother’s care, Virgil Yanta, Jr., was well-versed, knowledgeable and put my mind at ease about what to do and within what time frame. I’m thankful for the information Virgil provided to me and for patiently answering my many questions.
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Posted by Noah | September 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expectations Exceeded
I recently found myself in need of legal assistance and was fortunate enough to get in touch with Virgil Yanta, Jr. He responded to my inquiry the same day and had clearly already done extensive research on applicable statutes and historical rulings from similar cases. Mr. Yanta went above and beyond to help me better understand my situation and my options, and he left me with no doubts about his legal expertise and overall professionalism. I've never worked with an attorney who made me feel like his top priority at all times, but Mr .Yanta did exactly that. He exceeded my expectations in so many ways, and I can't thank him enough for all he has done on my behalf.
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Posted by Jason | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I have consulted and hired Virgil Jr. multiple times over the last two years for legal matters involving serious personal injuries, civil rights, and business law. On each of these matters, he proved to be intelligent, very hard-working, attentive, thorough and knowledgeable. It has been a real pleasure being his client. I would hire this attorney again in a heartbeat, no doubt in my mind.
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Posted by Rebecca | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Virgil Yanta gets the job done!
We contacted Virgil Yanta Jr. in late 2016 after we were involved in a vehicle accident. Mr. Yanta's prompt and compassionate response coupled with his highly professional service gave us the reassurance we needed to allow us to know we had found the right attorney to represent us. Mr. Yanta was always available to guide us through our personal and legal process.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Yanta Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Student Attorney
  • St. Mary's Center For Legal & Social Justice
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • In re: Order for Foreclosure Concerning [Real Property] Under Tex. R. Civ. P. 736
  • Successful freeze on foreclosure proceedings
  • In the Interest of A.G. & E.G.
  • All GAL report recommendations granted
  • In the Matter of the Marriage of E.W. and S.W.
  • Client got everything asked for
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Admiralty Litigation Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • GP, Solo & Small Firm Committee (Young Lawyers Division)
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Law Practice Committee (Young Lawyers Division)
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Litigation Committee (Young Lawyers Division)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Champion of Justice Society
  • Advocate
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (San Antonio chapter)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • State Bar of Texas, Law Student Division Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Publico Advocate Award
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2018
  • National Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • 2018
  • Membership
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2018
  • Membership
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2018
  • Care Commitment
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2018
  • Advocate: Champion of Justice Society
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2018
  • Defender: Champion of Justice Society
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Membership
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Membership
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Care Commitment
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Membership
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2016
  • Advocate: Champion of Justice Society
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2016
  • Care Commitment
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2016
  • Membership
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2016
  • Industry Champion
  • Glo-Bus
  • 2009
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Publications

  • [Law & Philosophy Capstone Project Thesis]
  • Ships Passing in the Night: Dworkin, Archimedean Obscurantism, and the Web of Conviction
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar 2016
  • Closing: Herd the Jurors Into the High Dollar Corral (Jury Argument: Yanta Supplement [support only])
  • 2016
  • San Antonio Angels: Entrepreneurship & Venture Planning
  • Investor Presentation: The Artemis Group
  • 2009
  • Leadership Studies in Alaska
  • Trustee Debrief: Leadership Studies in Alaska
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Virgil's the type of lawyer you hope to have on the other side. He's smart, represents his clients exceedingly well, and offers the professional courtesy that's indispensable to resolving cases efficiently through trial or alternative dispute resolution."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Virgil Yanta is one of the sharpest litigators you will find. I would trust him with my own legal matters, and you should too."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because he has the ability grasp and understanding legal issues and vigorously advocate his client's position. Although Virgil is a newly licensed attorney, he has the diligence and desire for the law which is and will be an asset for any other attorneys who work with him in the future."