Mr. Yarnell has been admitted to the Florida Bar, Texas Bar, all Florida and Texas Federal District Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Yarnell first attended Louisiana Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering graduating summa cum laude (1987). After completing his service in the U.S. Navy, Yarnell attended Harvard Law School and received his juris doctor degree graduating cum laude (1996).
Conducted over a dozen trials and hundreds of hearings as sole or lead counsel. Litigated cases throughout the State of Florida and in Utah, California, Texas, and New York.
Mr. Yarnell has first chaired a multitude of appellate cases with three cases setting precedent in Florida and the U.S. 11th Circuit. Those are Ullrich v Welt, 810 F.3d 781 (11th Cir. 2015)(Holding that an Assignee in an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (“ABC”) is not authorized to file bankruptcy); Saadeh v Connors, 166 So.3d 959 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014)(Holding that a Ward may sue a tortious guardian’s attorney for malpractice); Jasser v Saadeh, 97 So.3d 241 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)(Holding that a trust entered into by a ward is void from inception if the trust is executed after a guardian is appointed with the Ward’s right to contract removed).
Mr. Yarnell proudly served his country in three branches of the military. He was enlisted in the US Air Force Reserve as an Avionics Inertial and Radar Navigation Systems Specialist.He enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard as an Electrician. He also served as an Officer in the US Navy where he was an instructor of Nuclear Physics at the Navy Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida.