Tate Yeatman is the Chemistry and Toxicology Unit Manager for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) Crime Laboratory. He has worked at PBSO as the manager of the Toxicology Unit since 2005 and manager of the Chemistry Unit since 2008. Previously, He was employed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Laboratory as a Forensic Toxicologist for 9 years. He has testified as an expert in Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Drug Chemistry in over 150 DUI trials throughout Florida.
Mr. Yeatman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Central Florida and Master of Science degree in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida. He is board certified as a Fellow in Forensic Toxicology by the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists. He is also board certified as a Fellow in Drug Chemistry by the American Board of Criminalists. Mr. Yeatman has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and his work has been presented at national meetings including the American Academy of Forensic Scientists and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists. During his career, Mr. Yeatman has been appointed to numerous State and National Forensic Science committees. Mr. Yeatman was recently appointed to the Organization of Standard Area Committees (OSAC) Toxicology Subcommittee and the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) Human Factors Subcommittee.