Adam R. Yoast

Associate Attorney, Criminal Defense and Civil Rights
Director of Media and Policy

Mr. Yoast has dedicated his life to advocating for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. Mr. Yoast prides himself on creating long-lasting and meaningful relationships with those he represents within the law firm and in the community. As noted by his law school clinic professor, Mr. Yoast is beyond dedicated and “not only talks the talk but also walks the walk.”

Mr. Yoast joined Baumgartner Law as a first-year associate and focuses on constitutional rights and criminal defense. Mr. Yoast is also currently a legal researcher for the Colorado Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Yoast started his career here in Colorado with the Colorado State Public Defender as a 2L-certified intern in Arapahoe County and a postgraduate deputy public defender in El Paso County. With the public defender, Mr. Yoast represented hundreds of clients on misdemeanor charges, completed several jury trials, and conducted dozens of motion hearings that focused on constitutional issues.

Mr. Yoast is a graduate of CUNY School of Law; he graduated with a 3.43GPA and completed four semesters in the number two-ranked criminal defense clinic in the country. While in the clinic, Mr. Yoast represented individuals seeking clemency in New York; Mr. Yoast continues to help with his client’s case. Mr. Yoast also took courses on race and the law, Government Misconduct (Sec. 1983), First Amendment, civil disobedience, bail reform, and death penalty.

In addition to his criminal defense clinic, Mr. Yoast also interned with the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, Trial Division; American Civil Liberties Union, Campaign for Smart Justice; Brooklyn Defender Services, Mental Health Unit; The Legal Aid Society of NYC, Juvenile Rights Practice, Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit.

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Associate Attorney, Criminal Defense and Civil Rights
Director of Media and Policy

Mr. Yoast has dedicated his life to advocating for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. Mr. Yoast prides himself on creating long-lasting and meaningful relationships with those he represents within the law firm and in the community. As noted by his law school clinic professor, Mr. Yoast is beyond dedicated and “not only talks the talk but also walks the walk.”

Mr. Yoast joined Baumgartner Law as a first-year associate and focuses on constitutional rights and criminal defense. Mr. Yoast is also currently a legal researcher for the Colorado Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Yoast started his career here in Colorado with the Colorado State Public Defender as a 2L-certified intern in Arapahoe County and a postgraduate deputy public defender in El Paso County. With the public defender, Mr. Yoast represented hundreds of clients on misdemeanor charges, completed several jury trials, and conducted dozens of motion hearings that focused on constitutional issues.

Mr. Yoast is a graduate of CUNY School of Law; he graduated with a 3.43GPA and completed four semesters in the number two-ranked criminal defense clinic in the country. While in the clinic, Mr. Yoast represented individuals seeking clemency in New York; Mr. Yoast continues to help with his client’s case. Mr. Yoast also took courses on race and the law, Government Misconduct (Sec. 1983), First Amendment, civil disobedience, bail reform, and death penalty.

In addition to his criminal defense clinic, Mr. Yoast also interned with the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, Trial Division; American Civil Liberties Union, Campaign for Smart Justice; Brooklyn Defender Services, Mental Health Unit; The Legal Aid Society of NYC, Juvenile Rights Practice, Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit.

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