Our Team

Terry W. Yates

A lifelong Texan, graduate of The University of Texas, and a board-certified criminal defense attorney. During his 25 years of experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, Terry ranks among the top criminal defense lawyers in America. Texas Monthly recognizes Terry as a Texas Super Lawyer, a designation given only to the top attorneys in Texas. Terry and his cases have received national and international media coverage. Terry has appeared on ESPN, 48 Hours and Fox news networks concerning his cases and as a commentator on other legal issues.

The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory lists Terry W. Yates since 2005 Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, an honor “limited to only the most distinguished law practices; those that have achieved the AV rating. The ‘A’ signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the ‘V’ denotes ‘very high’ adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.”

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Andrew C. Taylor

Andy was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, He graduated with honors from Nolan Catholic High School, completed his undergraduate education at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio majoring in finance and risk management.

Andy graduated from Texas Tech School of Law in 2009 and has been vigorously practicing law ever since. His legal career began in Lubbock, Texas, working for a general practice firm as a law clerk while in law school and then as an associate attorney after graduation.

Andy has experience in a wide variety of legal areas and topics including civil matters, cases involving families and children, wills, trusts, estate planning, and all types of criminal cases. His passion is working in the courtroom, he has successfully tried numerous cases from misdemeanors to all degrees of felonies.

Andy strives to represent all of his clients with honesty, passion, intelligence, and integrity. Andy firmly believes that through honesty his clients will be well represented because to put it simply…Honesty wins.


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Rachel M. Perez – Paralegal

Rachel was born and raised in Magnolia, Texas, where she graduated at the top of her class from Magnolia High School. She completed her undergraduate education at The University of Houston Downtown majoring in criminal justice and psychology.

Rachel enjoys the practice of criminal law and works well to communicate with the clients to help resolve disputes. Rachel’s experience combined with her attention to detail and dedication are great attributes to the firm and its ability to assist our clients. Rachel’s work experience and her outstanding people skills make her invaluable in the day-to-day coordination of the firm’s business operations and human resources management.

She is the core that moves this firm. Once you have retained Terry W. Yates & Associates to represent you, you have Rachel on your team to work hard to get the results needed to accomplish your goals. She is easily accessible to you on a daily basis for direct communication, and works hand in hand with the attorney’s. Rachel strongly promotes the goal of Terry W. Yates & Associates to facilitate the needs of the client.