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About me

Chad Bion Yates is an associate attorney at Gianelli &
Associates whose practice areas include civil and commercial litigation,
probate and trust litigation, business planning, commercial
transactions, landlord-tenant disputes and estate planning.

Chad is a graduate of Modesto Junior College and the
University of California, Davis, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in
history in 1994.  Chad also attended graduate school at The George
Washington University, in Washington, D.C., studying history and public
policy.  Chad received his Juris Doctor from the University of
California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 2003.

Chad is active in the community and a participant in
the Modesto Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Modesto class of
2009-2010.  Chad enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, golf and racquet


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Business: 20%



Hourly ($175-400/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

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BECK & YATES, A Professional Law Corporation

1301 L Street
Suite 1
Modesto, CA, 95354

BECK & YATES, A Professional Law Corporation

1180 W. Main Street
Suite 2
Ripon, CA, 95366



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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - DavisN/AOther - BachelorsN/A