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Jarrunis Yates
Attorney at Law


The Yates Law Firm handles cases in social security disability, civil litigation, land use law, construction litigation, any real estate disputes, and personal injury law.

Jarrunis L. Yates (J.R.) grew up in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Westminster Catawba. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from Clemson University. He received his Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. While attending Howard University, J.R. was selected for the criminal justice clinic, which was tasked with representing indigent defendants in Washington, DC charged with felonies and misdemeanors.

J.R. received a direct commission as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force Reserve in March 2011. In his reserve capacity, Major Yates is an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate.

J.R. is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Courts of South Carolina and Alabama, the United States District Courts of South Carolina and Middle District of Alabama, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Air Force Court of Appeals. He has been a social security disability lawyer for over 10 years. His practice also includes civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate and land use issues.  J.R.'s experience as both a civilian and reserve attorney gives him a unique perspective on addressing various legal issues facing families today. 

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  • B.A. in Secondary Education - Clemson University

  • J.D. - Howard University School of Law