Christine P. Yatesa director with Tripp Scott, focuses her practice on guiding individuals and families through the full spectrum of estate planning and probate issues.  From small administrations to estates in excess of $100 million, clients receive counsel on wealth preservation techniques and matters involving estate and trust administration and distribution of assets.    

With specialization in cases involving high net worth clients, as well as those with Alzheimer's and Traumatic Brain Injury, Yates assists clients with all aspects of estate, trust and guardianship administration and litigation, both defending and prosecuting undue influence and testamentary capacity claims, contests of wills and trusts, trust administration claims and guardianship claims.  She also prepares wills, trusts and complex estate plans and helps clients develop elder planning and guardianship issues.  Frequently appointed by the court, Yates has served the judiciary as guardian, guardian ad litem, special master, curator, administrator ad litem and receiver.

Yates has been recognized for her outstanding achievements, and she was named by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the publications “40 Under 40” and is Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated. 

Active in the Broward County Bar Association, Yates is a member of the elder law and the real property, probate and trust law sections.  She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Broward County and was a founding member of the Professional Association for Women. 

Committed to the local community, Yates was a founding member of the Broward Chapter of Tiffany Circle for the American Red Cross.  She also currently serves on the board of directors for the Stranahan House and has served on the board of directors for the Broward County Public Library Foundation, the Bonnet House and Junior Welfare Society. She has been involved with PAWS, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, and the planned giving council for University of Miami.

Yates holds a Law degree from the University of Florida.  In addition, she holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Miami, where she was a member of the President's Council for Academic Achievement and Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board honor societies.


  • University of Miami B.B.A.

    Honors: Cum Laude 
    Major:  International Finance and Marketing

  • University of Miami M.B.A.

    Honors: Cum Laude 
    Major:  International Business

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida J.D.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers- Member
  • Bonnet House Alliance- Board Member
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association- Member
  • Broward County Women Lawyers Association- Secretary
  • Professional Association for Women- Founding Member
  • Broward County Bar, Intellectual Property Section- Member
  • Broward County Bar, Elder Law Section- Member
  • Broward County Bar, Probate and Trust Law Section- Member
  • National Association of Women Business Owners- Corporate Member
  • Broward County Women Lawyers Association- Member
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