education

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 2009), cum laude
  • University of Miami (B.B.A., 2005), cum laude

related industries

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Yolanda P. Strader

Yolanda P. Strader

Associate

Yolanda Strader handles a wide variety of complex business litigation including lender-based matters, matters related to consumer finance issues, and disputes alleging fraud, misrepresentation, civil theft, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Ms. Strader also represents a number of health care clients in a variety of business disputes. Ms. Strader is involved in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, including drafting case-dispositive motions, arguing at hearings, serving as trial counsel in bench trials, defending depositions of corporate representatives, and examining witnesses at trial and in deposition.

Ms. Strader is active in the South Florida legal community. She is a past president of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, formerly known as the Black Lawyers of Miami. As president of the Ferguson Bar, she spearheaded a number of initiatives to enhance diversity in the legal profession and to help deserving students in Miami. Ms. Strader is also a director on the Board of the Dade County Bar Association and recently served on the Leadership Team for the Man and Woman of the Year Campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.

Ms. Strader was selected as a recipient of the 2016 National Bar Associations “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” award. She was also selected as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers for four consecutive years (2013-2016) and by the Daily Business Review in 2014. Ms. Strader was recognized as one of 40 Under 40 Black Professionals by Legacy Magazine in 2012 and as one of 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2013.