Deborah Nogueira-Yates, Esq.

Deborah Nogueira-Yates, Esq.

Associate Attorney

St. Simons Island, GA

About Deborah

Deborah was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where she attended law school at Mackenzie, and received her Bachelor of Laws in 2002. From there, she attended to Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, Canada. While at Osgoode, she was given the opportunity to study abroad at the Rothberg International School in Jerusalem to study Israel and International Conflict & Law during the summer of 2007. She moved to Georgia in 2008 to be with her husband. After working as a paralegal at an insurance defense firm in Athens, she eventually went back to law school again, this time at the University of Georgia where she received both her Master of Laws (LLM) and her Juris Doctor (JD), graduating cum laude in 2018.

During law school, Deborah enrolled in the Prosecutorial Justice Program, and began practicing at the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office under the Supreme Court of Georgia Student Practice Rule.  After graduating law school at UGA, Deborah became an Assistant District Attorney for the Northern Judicial Circuit. From there, she went on to become an ADA in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit as well as in the Western Judicial Circuit’s Juvenile Court. She is licensed in all Superior and State courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

Deborah has experience handling civil cases for both Plaintiffs and Defendants and her practice at Groth, Makarenko, Kaiser & Eidex focuses on automobile, premises liability and general liability.

Deborah lives in Madison County, Georgia, with her husband and their two dogs and she splits her time between the firm’s Atlanta and St. Simons Offices.


Undergraduate: Mackenzie (Brazil)

Law School: University of Georgia

Bar Admissions
  • Superior & State Courts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia – Tort & Insurance Section
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • CLM