Katherine Earle Yanes
Katherine Earle Yanes concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal defense, appeals, and postconviction relief. In 1997, she graduated from Stetson University College of Law, magna cum laude, as valedictorian of her class. Following law school, Ms. Yanes served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Since 1999, she has successfully represented defendants at the trial, appellate, and postconviction phases of criminal litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in government investigations. Katherine has served as President of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and currently serves as President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Secretary of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial and Litigation Section, and Journal Editor of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Katherine Earle Yanes has been awarded the Hillsborough County Bar Association Criminal Law Section’s 2015 Marcelino “Bubba” Huerta Award for pro bono service and the pursuit of equal justice. The purpose of the award is to honor a criminal attorney who exemplifies Huerta’s good character, professional practice, and dedication to serving the criminal justice system.