"Equitas Pro Omnibus Secundum Legem" are the words that stand strong above the Judge in the Livingston Circuit Courtroom. The meaning is simple but powerful, "Justice for All, According to Law." Those words are the foundation of why Ryan Yates left his career as a firefighter/ paramedic to become an attorney. The experience gained in almost two decades of responding to people's greatest needs equipped him with an ability to not only represent his clients, but also to guide them through the pain of filing bankruptcy, being arrested, or recovering from severe injuries.
At the Yates Law Office, we are focused on providing legal representation with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Our office is located in beautiful Marshall County, Kentucky, home of Kentucky Lake and "Tater Day". While we embrace the small-town atmosphere, it does not diminish the aggressiveness in which we represent our clients across the region. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
Founder and Lawyer
I started helping people in 1990 when I joined my local volunteer fire department. When the alarm sounded, I never knew what I was heading into, but I knew somebody needed help. In the following years I transitioned from volunteer to career firefighter and stepped up from EMT to Paramedic. Despite those changes, I always knew that when the alarm sounded, somebody needed help. After almost 20 years in fire and EMS, I made the decision to start helping people in other ways and went to law school. While in law school, I continued to work as a Paramedic. Part of that role was as a Flight Paramedic with Air Evac where the calls we got were the worst of the worst. When we got called, people needed help just to stay alive.
When I entered the practice of law, I realized it was not much different than being an emergency responder. People came to me on their worst day and they needed help. Sometimes that help was just to draft a will or convey some property, but other times, so much more was on the line and they expected me to attack their issues with the same level of expertise and aggression as I fought fires or treated critically ill and injured patients.
In my 15 years of practicing law, I have worked to combine the legal education and experience I have gained with the compassion and understanding I developed in my years of caring for patients and their loved ones. If you are facing legal issues, put our "Advocacy with Understanding" to work for you.