Biography Overview

Stacy Estes Yates is an experienced trial attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. She was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She attended the University of Tampa where she was a member and team captain of the University’s Women’s Soccer Team, graduating Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree. She received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.  

While attending law school, she was a member of national mock trial teams and served as a Certified Legal Intern at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. 
Upon graduation from law school, she was appointed an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County, prosecuting thousands of cases from DUI to career criminal cases.

After serving as a prosecutor, Ms. Yates worked for over a decade at two prestigious civil trial firms defending Fortune 500 insurance companies, their insureds, property owners, and state entities in a variety of civil cases, including: auto accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, negligent security, sexual assault, slip and fall and premises accidents, and wrongful death. Ms. Yates possesses a unique and thorough understanding of how those companies defend and evaluate injury cases, and she employs her insider knowledge of the insurance industry to help those who have suffered serious personal injuries because of someone else’s negligence. She’s successfully tried numerous civil jury trials over the course of her career and is considered a fierce advocate for her clients. 

Ms. Yates is a community advocate, activist and frequent public speaker. She is a proud member of the Athena Society, serves on the boards of many local and statewide non-profits including Ruth’s List Florida, was appointed to the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board 2020-2021, volunteers as a Girl Scout Leader, holds an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, consults for many political campaigns, and is an active member for Florida Voter Protection, including participation in the 2018 Florida election recount and the Presidential election of 2020. 

Ms. Yates lives in Tampa with her husband, Jason, and their two young children. She enjoys time with her family, strong coffee, feisty political discussion, exercise, travel, and good books.

Practice Areas

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV Rating Martindale Hubbell
  • 2019 Rising Star Super Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida 

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court
  • Athena Society
  • Ruth's List Florida- Executive Board
  • Girl Scouts of West Central Florida 
  • Krewe of Grace O'Malley
  • Krewe of Tronando
  • Working Women of Tampa Bay

In The News

  • https://www.ut.edu/alumni/ut-journal/past-articles/the-master-negotiator

Education

  • University of Tampa 2002
  • Texas Tech University School of Law 2006
Recent successes
$675,000.00
Verdict
Melody Chambers v. Summer Vinson and Joseph Vinson

Recent Successes

  • Melody Chambers v. Summer Vinson and Joseph Vinson

    $675,000.00

    Verdict -