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Mr. Young is a member of Pearl Schneider Young LLC.  Mr. Young practices in the area of insurance defense litigation and has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation including discovery, motions practice, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials.  His entire career has been spent litigating cases.  Mr. Young has completed over fifty-five jury trials throughout Colorado, is a faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

In 2016, Mr. Young had the honor of being one of three attorneys Nationwide who were nominated and selected by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for the Next Generation Faculty Development Program. As a “NextGen” faculty member, Mr. Young taught trial skills at NITA programs throughout the Country.

Before joining Pearl Schneider Young LLC, Mr. Young, served as trial counsel for  Farmers' in-house litigation team.  In this position, he litigated a broad array of legal actions which included:  premises liability, commercial liability, general liability, and motor vehicle accidents.

Before focusing on civil litigation, Mr. Young spent his first eight years in practice as a Deputy Public Defender in Adams and Denver Counties. He handled an extensive caseload, comprised entirely of felony cases, in various stages of litigation.  He served as lead counsel, and completed jury trials, on a wide range of criminal cases including homicides, not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity pleas, sexual assaults, crimes of violence, and economic crimes.

Mr. Young is actively involved in law enforcement. Mr. Young is a POST certified Reserve Deputy Sheriff and volunteers his time to assist the Sheriff's Office in its day-to-day law enforcement services and to assist during emergencies. Assignments include patrol and law enforcement duties; prisoner/fugitive extradition; crime-prevention presentations; search and rescue; crime scene security; sex offender registration/verification; and detention and civil operations. Mr. Young is also an Instructor with the Arapahoe Community College Law Enforcement Academy.

Admissions

State of Colorado, 2002

U.S. District Court - District of Colorado

Professional Activities

American Board of Trial Advocates, Member 

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Colorado Bar Association, Member

Jefferson County Bar Association, Member

POST Certified Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Arapahoe Community College Law Enforcement Academy, Instructor

Fraternal Order of Police, Member

Education

J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 2002

B.A., University of Colorado, History and Kinesiology, 1999

Teaching and Presentations

NITA Advocacy in Immigration Matters                                                     Boulder, CO                      May 2018

NITA Rocky Mountain Trial Skills                                                              Boulder, CO                      April 2018

NITA Webcast: “Cross Examination – Stop Overthinking It”                    Boulder, CO                      Jan. 2018

NITA Advocacy in Immigration Matters                                                    Houston, TX                      Aug. 2017

NITA Deposition Skills                                                                              Berkeley, CA                    Oct. 2016

NITA Public Service Advocacy Trial Skills                                               Dallas, TX                         July 2016

NITA Rocky Mountain Trial Skills                                                            Boulder, CO                      April 2016

NITA Building Trial Skills                                                                         New York, NY                   March 2016

NITA Building Trial Skills                                                                         Chicago, IL                       March 2016

NITA Child Advocacy Training Institute                                                   Denver, CO                      Nov. 2015

NITA National Organization of Bar Counsel                                            Boulder, CO                     Oct. 2015

NITA Rocky Mountain Trial Skills                                                            Boulder, CO                     April 2015

NITA Rocky Mountain Trial Skills                                                            Boulder, CO                     April 2014

NITA Rocky Mountain Trial Skills                                                            Boulder, CO                    April 2013

NITA Rocky Mountain Trial Skills                                                            Boulder, CO                    April 2012