Over the last three decades, Mr. Yerrid has been selected and continuously included in the publications Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the World, LawDragon, Superlawyers, and Law & Leading Attorneys. Two of his final arguments have been included in the audio cassette production entitled The AFTL Masters Series consisting of the twenty-four (24) best million dollar final arguments of Florida's trial lawyers.
Mr. Yerrid is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the Bars of the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Courts of the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the State Bars of Florida, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is honored to be a member of the following organizations:
- The Florida Bar (Chairman, Admiralty Law Committee, 1984-1985; Civil Trial Board Certification, 1988-1991, Vice Chairman, 1990-1991 and Chairman, 1994-1995)
- Florida Justice Association (Founder; Past recipient of Crystal EAGLE Award for lifetime achievement; Both Golden and Silver EAGLE awards for exemplary leadership)
- American Association for Justice (Sustaining member)
- American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomat)
In addition to his exceptional legal career, Mr. Yerrid is an active participant and significant contributor to a number of charitable organizations, both local and national. Mr. Yerrid serves as President and Chairman of the Board of The Yerrid Foundation, a non-profit organization which focuses primarily on children oriented causes. In 1990, he served as Special Counsel to the President, United Way of America, Washington, D.C. Additionally, Mr. Yerrid has served as a Patron and is past Chairman of the Gentlemen's Committee of The Children's Home, one of Tampa's leading charitable organizations dedicated to abused and neglected children. He is proud to be the second recipient of the Ted Williams Award for Champions of Charity, an honor personally bestowed by Mr. Williams on behalf of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, recognizing his exceptional commitment to suffering children. He serves as a lifetime board member of the Children’s Cancer Center and is a past recipient of the Golden Kite Award, the organization’s highest honor given for outstanding support of children stricken with cancer and their families. He is an avid supporter of pediatric cancer research and sits as a lifetime member on the Board of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Throughout the years, Mr. Yerrid has received a number of other honors and recognitions reflecting his philanthropy and charitable activism in the community. He has been a member of The Cousteau Society since 1987, an international organization dedicated to protecting our marine resources for future generations. In international matters, he was appointed to serve as Chairman of the non-profit task force organized to promote Americas' Boxing Qualifier, a qualifying event in which 160 athletes from over 20 countries competed for a place in the 2000 Olympic Games. Mr. Yerrid and The Yerrid Foundation engage in a wide variety of activities dedicated to making a difference. Mr. Yerrid values most highly the opportunity to represent those seeking justice.