7-time NBA World Champion and former Houston Rocket Robert Horry
Dallas Cowboy and Houston Oiler Alonzo Highsmith
New York Yankee and Houston Astro Charlie Hayes
New Orleans Saint kicker Russell Erxleben
Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina
Former HPD Captain Mark Aguirre
United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison


At Terry W. Yates & Associates, we take a tough, straightforward approach to the practice of criminal law. We are a highly reputable law firm that serves a broad range of clientele throughout the Houston area. Mr. Yates has been undertaking high-profile media cases for years and has a reputation that distinguishes him from other criminal defense attorneys in the area.

We handle all types of criminal cases, including federal crimes, white collar crimes, computer and Internet crimes, sex crimes, DWI and more. Our attorneys offer intelligent and forthright legal advice, and will aggressively protect your rights. We have extensive experience helping clients facing serious criminal charges in state and federal courts throughout Texas and will work to reach the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Principal attorney Terry Yates was born and raised in Texas and has been practicing law in the Houston area his entire legal career. He is a Board Certified Specialist in criminal law in Texas, a designation that less than 5 percent of lawyers in the state have. Few attorneys in the area can say they have handled high-profile media cases and have the broad network of resources that can be utilized in complex cases. We are known for our legal and creative abilities in developing effective defense strategies.

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We can help you understand the legal and personal ramifications of a serious criminal charge or investigation.

Please contact Terry W. Yates & Associates to schedule a consultation. You can call us at 713-861-3100 or  to receive a fast response, you can contact us online by sending us a secure email by filling out a short contact form.

We serve clients throughout Harris County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Montgomery County, Chambers County, Liberty County, Jefferson County, Waller County, and Walker County, including Houston, Anahuac, Angleton, Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Hempstead, Huntsville, Liberty, Richmond, The Woodlands, Humble, Tomball, Texas City, League City, La Porte, Pasadena, Bellaire, Deer Park, and Katy, TX.

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  • Terry addresses the media with Capt. Mark Aguirre.