Andrew G. Yates

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7034 |

Areas of Practice

Andrew Yates focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, with an emphasis on banking, real estate and regulatory matters.

Professional Experience

  • Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, Law Clerk to the Honorable David H. Armstrong
  • Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, Judicial Extern
  • Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Law Clerk

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals


  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
    • Seattle University Law Review, Associate Editor
    • National Appellate Advocacy Competition Moot Court Team, Captain
  • Whitman College (B.A., History)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Co-chair, Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Transportation Client Team
  • Litigation
  • Mortgage and Consumer Finance
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery Committee


  • “Recent Deed of Trust Act Cases Pose New Challenges,” Issues and Answers magazine, Washington Bankers Association (November/December 2013)
  • “Do Federal Programs Designed to Assist Borrowers With Their Mortgage Loans Provide an Additional Means for Those Borrowers to Sue Their Lender or Loan Servicer?” Puget Sound Business Journal ADR and Litigation Q&A Column Titled “Ask the Legal Professionals” (April 27, 2012)
  • “Foreclosure Fairness Act — Recent Legislation Adds a New Mediation Step to the Foreclosure Process,” Seattle Business magazine (September 2011)
  • “Measuring Borrowers in a New Legal Landscape,” Scotsman Guide (March 2008)

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Fallout From the Fallout for Mortgage Servicing,” American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Forum, Co-presenter (January 16, 2015)
  • “When Is a Residential Mortgage Loan Servicer Considered a Debt-Collector and Thus Potentially Subject to Liability for Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act?,” American Conference Institute’s Second Annual Mortgage Servicing Compliance Conference, Co-presenter (June 26, 2014)
  • “Case Law and Legislation,” National Business Institute’s “Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-By-Step Workshop” Seminar (May 14, 2012)
  • “Real Estate Transition Course: 2010 Changes to WA State Laws for Real Estate Brokers,” Building Owners and Managers Association of Seattle King County (October 26, 2010)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Business Litigation (2009-2017)