Yolanda Huff was born in Taylor, Texas but the family soon moved to North Carolina where she and her sister, Yvonne, were raised by their parents Norma and Samuel Taylor, Jr. At the age of 16, Yolanda’s family moved to Austin, Texas. She graduated from Reagan High School and earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. As a divorced mother of three, she worked while earning a law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law. After earing her law degree in 1996, Yolanda opened her solo practice in San Antonio, Texas. In her practice she handles a variety of cases including criminal, Child Protective Services (CPS), juvenile, family law and personal injury. Yolanda proudly practices in Bexar County and a number of surrounding counties including Wilson, Medina, Atascosa, Frio and Uvalde. While working the CPS docket Yolanda has represented hundreds of children and parents. She learned how important it is for foster children to receive effective legal representation. The children often enter the care of CPS very traumatized and it is important that caring attorneys such as Yolanda are there to represent them. Criminal law is a big part of Yolanda’s practice. Her very first case after being sworn in as an attorney by Judge Carmen Kelsey, was a criminal case she was appointed to by Judge Karen Crouch. Yolanda has handled thousands of felony cases and understands how justice must be tempered with mercy. Justice, fairness and equality are the bedrock of what Yolanda believes a Judge should stand for. Besides raising her kids and running her law practice Yolanda has donated her time and money to several worthwhile organizations. Yolanda is a board member for YTIA (Youth Transitioning Into Adulthood) This worthy nonprofit helps foster kids who are leaving the foster care system. She is also a member of CCAA (Children’s Court Ad Litem Association) and she is the current President of SABLA (San Antonio Black Lawyers Association). She also served on the Advisory Board for the Dispute Resolution Center (Mediations) from 2002 to 2016. She has been a member of SACDLA (San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association) Yolanda served as a staff attorney for the felony drug court for two years. This much needed treatment Court works with defendants who have substance abuse problems. Yolanda was the Vice President of Holmes High School PTA in 2002-2003 and she is currently a member of Lutheran High School’s Athletic Booster Club. Serving her God, family, community and clients with integrity and truth is what Yolanda stands for and what she intends to do as Judge of County Court 12.
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