Attorney Bradley Yates founded The Yates Firm, LLC in 2014. His firm’s practice areas include personal injury, medical malpractice, civil litigation, criminal defense, and real estate. In 2018, Bradley took a three (3) year departure from his firm and practiced with Paul Lawson via Yates & Lawson, LLC. In 2021, Bradley reverted back to The Yates Firm, LLC. Soon thereafter, his wife, Monica Yates, joined the firm. Monica focuses solely on personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil litigation.
Bradley earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and his Juris Doctor degree from the Appalachian School of Law. While in law school, Bradley served as an Honor Court Justice with the Student Bar Association, on the Editorial Board of the Appalachian Natural Resource Law Journal, and was vice president of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and Environmental Law Society. In addition, Bradley served as a Law Clerk with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. After graduating from law school and passing the South Carolina Bar Exam, Bradley moved back to his hometown of Conway, SC.
Prior to starting The Yates Firm, LLC, Bradley served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael G. Nettles in the South Carolina Circuit Court.
Bradley is admitted to practice in all South Carolina Courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
When Bradley is not in the office, he resides and spends time with his wife, their son, and their golden retriever in Conway, SC. Bradley also enjoys fishing and hunting, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
MONICA WOOTEN YATES
Monica earned her undergraduate degree from Wofford College, cum laude, in 2008, with a major in finance and a minor in art history, and her Juris Doctor degree from the Charleston School of Law in 2011. At CSOL, Monica received the Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Service Award and served on the as an associate editor and member of the Federal Courts Law Review, Moot Court Board, and Student Bar Association. After law school, Monica moved back to her hometown of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, to begin her legal career.
Prior to joining The Yates Firm, LLC, Monica practiced insurance defense and complex civil litigation in Myrtle Beach, and also served several years as a General Sessions prosecutor for the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Horry County, with a focus on major crimes as well as specializing in child abuse and neglect and sexual assault crimes.
Monica is admitted to practice in all South Carolina courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. In addition, Monica is Vice President of the Horry County Bar Association, and an active member of the South Carolina Bar Association, The Coastal American Inn of Court, Leadership Grand Strand (Class XXXV), and Junior League of the Grand Strand.
Outside of the office, Monica resides and spends time with her husband, their son, and their golden retriever in Conway. Monica also enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and camping and fishing with her family.