Joe YardasJoe Yardas Jr., JD


Bringing 51 years of combined litigation, accounting, tax and business experience, Joe Yardas is a consultant for Harris Monroe Consulting. He helps organizations with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. In addition to his involvement with Harris Monroe, Joe runs his own law practice, handling insurance litigation, employment and business disputes, tax controversies and criminal matters. Joe has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Texas on five occasions.

Joe founded the still successful Joe Yardas Insurance Agency in 1975. The agency's primary service is writing commercial insurance for manufacturers and contractors. Joe also founded the American Premium Finance Company in 1994. The company finances insurance premiums for commercial customers of Joe Yardas Insurance Agency. Early in his career, Joe was an auditor for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Ernst (now known as Ernst & Young).

Joe received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with honors. He is also a Cum Laude Graduate of the Houston Law Center. Joe is an accomplished attorney licensed in Texas.