Rick Yabor (JD 1999)

My time at Ole Miss was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  Learning from professors like Tom Mason, Guff Abbott, Robert Davis and John Bradley provided me with a basic understanding of law and life that I still use. To this date I continue personal and professional relationships with professors like Ron Rychlak, John Czarnetzky, Jack Nowlin and others.  My greatest experience was the friendships I developed with fellow students.  I have friends throughout the country that I access in numerous cases.  I travel to Ole Miss once or twice a year because although I graduated, I never really left.

Rick was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  After graduating from Ole Miss, Rick was an Assistant State Attorney for the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida for a number of years, and accumulated a resume that includes over 200 trials.

Currently, Rick practices criminal law in South Florida and has handled a large number of high profile cases including those involving Derek Medina, known as the “Facebook Killer,” and Justin Lamar Sternad, who was accused of being a phantom candidate for Congress. Rick has defended multiple clients in matters including murder, rape, fraud, drug trafficking and extradition issues.

Rick provides legal commentary on a regular basis on TV and Radio, including CNN Latino, Mundo Fox, and Univision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University. Rick is admitted to practice in Florida, in the United States District Courts for the Southern District and the Middle District, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and in the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.