Since 1997, Mr. Young has been representing both plaintiffs and businesses of varying sizes involved in personal injury, premises liability, and products liability litigation. Mr. Young has a strong background of litigation and appellate victories. In 2005, Mr. Young successfully argued a significant premises liability case on behalf of a seriously injured plaintiff before the California Supreme Court, Delgado v. Trax Bar & Grill (2005) 36 Cal.4th 224. That decision established that a merchant has a special relationship-based duty of care to protect its patrons. Prior to Delgado, Mr. Young also 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 due to negligent security.
Because of his extensive experience in the field of premises liability, Mr. Young was selected by Thomson Reuters to author an article for its Causes of Action series. The article is entitled "Cause of Action Against Tavern Owners, Restaurants, And Similar Businesses For Injuries Caused To Patrons By The Criminal Acts Of Others," which can be found at 26 Causes of Action 2d 1 (2004, updated Oct. 2014). It 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 resource.
In addition to lawyering by day, Mr. Young also teaches paralegal studies at Santa Rosa Junior College, teaching a course on Legal Writing and another called Technology in the Law Office. He has also taught law school courses at Golden Gate University School of Law and John F. Kennedy School of Law. From time to time, Mr. Young also blogs about law and technology issues at his blog The Cyber-Esq, which can be found at
Mr. Young is actively seeking new clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others.