Sally Yates
Sally Yates
Celebrated Name: Sally Yates
Real Name/Full Name: Sally Quillian Yates
Gender: Female
Age: 63 years old
Birth Date: 20 August 1960
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 59 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): J. Comer Yates
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (James Quillian and Kelley Malone)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): No
Is Sally Yates Lesbian?: No
Profession: Lawyer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

 Sally Yates is an American lawyer who has served as Northern District of Georgia’s United States Attorney. She is a Democrat and was dismissed as Acting Attorney General by President Trump. Yates has now returned to private practice and she has been practicing for a long time.

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Early Life & Biography

Sally Quillian Yates was born Sally Caroline Quillian on August 20, 1960, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born to John Kelley Quillian and Xara “Mickey” DeBeaugrine Quillian. Her father was an attorney and judge and her mother was an interior designer.

After completing high school, Yates attended the University of Georgia. She has received her BA degree in journalism. Later, she went to the University of Georgia School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor degree. In there, she served as the executive editor of the flag publication, Georgia Law Review.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 20 August 1960, Sally Yates is 63 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. Her height is 1.68 m tall, and weight is 59 kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Sally Yates has been married to J. Comer Yates for a long time. Her husband serves as the executive director of Atlanta Speech School and has unsuccessfully run for Congress twice. The couple has two children named James “Quill” Quillian and Kelley Malone.


After earning her JD degree, Sally Yates joined the State Bar of Georgia in 1986. That same year, she joined the law firm, King & Spalding as an associate. Yates used to specialize in commercial litigation and remained with the law firm until 1989.

Following this, she was recruited by Bob Barr as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia. During her early days, she has prosecuted different types of cases like political corruption and white-collar fraud.

Yates was later named as the head of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. In 2002, she was named the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. Two years later, she was named Acting U.S. Attorney. yates was then nominated to the U.S. Attorney by President Barack Obama and the Senate gave the confirmation in March 2010.

In 2015, she was named the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. Her role as Deputy Attorney General was in the daily operations of the Justice Department. She prioritized the prosecution of executives and came up with a policy called the “Yates memo”. Yates is known for overseeing the review of almost 16000 petitions for executive clemency during the last days of the Obama administration.

When Donald Trump became the President of the United States, Yates was named as the acting Attorney General. It was at that time when she ordered the Justice Department to not defend the order of Executive Order 13769 of Donald Trump.

Later, the Trump administration immediately dismissed Yates. Following this, she went on to join Georgetown University Law Center as a lecturer. She again joined the firm King & Spalding. In 2021, she was hired to see the claims by the National Women’s Soccer League.

Awards & Achievements

The Emory University School of Law conferred Sally yates with the Emory Public Interest Committee Inspiration Award in 2016. She is also the winner of the Mary Church Terrell Freedom and Justice Award 2017. She has received a nomination for the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Sally Yates in 2024

Sally Yates Net Worth
Sally Yates Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of Sally Yates is around $10 million. She has been active in her career for a long time and has done many endeavors. Yates has also served in many important positions and is best known for coming up with the “Yates memo”. We can see an increase in her net worth in the coming days as she is currently associated with King & Spalding law firm.

Sally Yates is a highly influential person. Despite being a lawyer, she has been politically inclined and her decision was hailed when she did not support the executive order of Donald Trump. This made her dismissed from her post but she found a way and soon became a private practitioner.


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