Representing individuals and companies faced with allegations of criminal impropriety, and facilitating internal investigations on behalf of victims of fraud


Yale Freeman was the only attorney named a 2013 Super Lawyer® in the practice area “Criminal Defense: White Collar” in SW Florida. Only five percent of lawyers in each state are named Super Lawyers®.
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Lawyer of the Year 2012
Legal Aid Service of Collier County named Yale T. Freeman, Esq. "Attorney of the Year 2012" at the Barrister's Bash, April 2013

 

Yale Freeman with Justice John Paul Stevens
Served as local chair for event honoring Justice John Paul Stevens (retired), presented by Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society and hosted by the Cardozo Society of Collier County. (December 2012)

 

 


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Yale T. Freeman
Gulfshore Business magazine (Sept. 2013)

 


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Mr. Freeman’s practice focuses on complex criminal, civil and administrative litigation. A practicing Florida attorney since 1973, he received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia and his Juris Doctorate from University of Miami School of Law.

Mr. Freeman often assists civil and transactional attorneys in recognizing and formulating strategies to address the criminal concerns of their clients. Identifying an issue as a possible criminal matter or recognizing the true magnitude of a seemingly minor criminal problem is often not a clear-cut process.

He is recognized for his skills in several areas including the investigation and defense of economic crime, healthcare fraud, real estate/mortgage fraud, political corruption, aviation investigations and federal grand jury inquiries.

Yale Freeman’s reputation has been built on contributions he’s made in cases involving complex federal and state litigation; however, he is also available to assist counsel in those simple matters that often raise concerns.

Named a 2013 Super Lawyer® and Legal Aid Service of Collier County’s “2012 Lawyer of the Year,” he is also proud to have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s leading lawyer-rating service. An AV rating signifies an attorney who has “achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity.” Based on peer reviews by members of the bar and judiciary, Mr. Freeman’s AV rating indicates that the lawyers and judges with whom he works on a daily basis consider him among the best, not only for his legal skills, but also for the honesty and integrity that characterize his practice.

Yale T. Freeman, P.A. maintains offices in North Naples serving Naples/Fort Myers and in Miami.

Named 2012 Attorney of the Year by Legal Aid Service of Collier County in recognition of his pro bono services, financial support, leadership and ongoing community service.

Professional Status in Legal Comm

  • Legal Aid Service of Collier County - Lawyer of the Year 2012 (Presented at the Barrister’s Bash - April 2013) 
  • Legal Aid Service of Collier County - Lawyer of the Month, August 2012
  • Super Lawyer® 2013 in the practice area Criminal Defense - White Collar - by Super Lawyers®, a rating service that recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Only five percent of lawyers in each state are named Super Lawyers®.
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Preeminent Lawyers 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell / AV Rating 2013 - An AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the country's preeminent lawyer-rating service, signifies an attorney who has "achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity" based on peer reviews by members of the bar and judiciary.
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Client Distinction Award 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2014 in the field of White-Collar Criminal Defense (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/Wright, Inc. of Aiken, SC)
  • Gulfshore Life Magazine - Top Southwest Florida Lawyers 2012
  • U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms 2011-2012 in the Fields of Criminal Defense: White-Collar Governmental Investigations and Criminal Defense: White Collar Litigation
  • Leading American Attorneys 2011 - America's most respected counsel as selected by their peers
  • Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers 2011 - Recognized for excellence in White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Miami Herald - South Florida's Top Lawyers 2010
  • Locally, selected by a group of respected peers as one of Southwest Florida's "Go-To Lawyers," based on high ethical standards, intelligence and a passion for their chosen legal specialty (Gulfshore Life magazine, July 2007)

Professional Associations

  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Collier County Women's Bar Association
  • Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter (Past Board Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Thomas S. Briggs American Inns of Court 2013-2014 – Board of Directors
  • First Amendment Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society
  • Cardozo Society (Jewish Federation of Collier County)
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee - Twentieth Judicial Circuit 20-B (Member 2005-2007; Chair 2006-2007)
  • ACLU Collier County Chapter (Legal Panel 2012)