Mr. Young began representing seriously injured persons in 1997. Over the course of 24 years, Mr. Young has developed a strong background in civil litigation, jury trials, and appellate victories.
In 2005, Mr. Young successfully argued a significant premises liability case before the California Supreme Court, Delgado v. Trax Bar & Grill (2005) 36 Cal.4th 224, on behalf of a client who had been seriously injured at a bar by another patron. The Delgado decision established that a merchant has a duty of care to protect its patrons from harm.
Prior to Delgado, Mr. Young won an appeal in another premises liability case, Mata v. Mata (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 1121, which involved an innocent bystander who was shot by an assailant in a bar. The Court in Mata held the bar responsible due to negligent security.
Because of his extensive experience in personal injury matters, particularly with cases involving dangerous properties, Mr. Young was selected by Thomson Reuters to author an article for its Causes of Action series entitled "Cause of Action Against Tavern Owners, Restaurants, And Similar Businesses For Injuries Caused To Patrons By The Criminal Acts Of Others," (2004, updated Oct. 2014). This article contains a nationwide, state-by-state summary of the law of third-party premises liability and has been cited by attorneys around the country as a go-to, one-of-a-kind resource.
In addition to lawyering, Mr. Young teaches paralegal studies at the Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS), headquartered in Houston, TX. Prior to his tenure at CALS, Mr. Young taught paralegal and law school courses at several other institutions of higher learning, including Empire College, Sonoma State University, Golden Gate University School of Law, and John F. Kennedy School of Law.
Mr. Young received his B.A. in ancient/medieval history from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign and his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Mr. Young is a member in good standing with the California State Bar and has actively served on bar committees. Mr. Young is also a member of Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the Sonoma County Bar Association.
Mr. Young frequently writes, speaks, and counsels other attorneys on a variety of legal topics, including legal technology, electronic discovery, and civil appeals.
In his spare time, Mr. Young enjoys writing historical fiction and nonfiction stories, gardening, digital photography. He is passionate about animal rights/welfare issues, wildlife conservation and protection, and environmental justice issues. Mr. Young lives with his partner of 18 years and their two dogs in beautiful Northern California Wine Country, who act as unofficial mascots of Young Law Group.