Whitney Young is a North Carolina native, having lived in nearly all of its major cities including Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville. She first moved to Elizabeth City in 2009 to begin her teaching career at River Road Middle School, shortly after graduating from Appalachian State University as a NC Teaching Fellow and Honors Student Teacher. She was passionate about working with at-risk children, which is what drew her to the Albemarle area.
After several years of teaching, Whitney met her husband, Steven Young, a native of Elizabeth City, who was active duty US Army. During their first year of marriage, Whitney relocated to Steven’s duty station in Clarksville, Tennessee where she taught high school for one year prior to entering law school.
Whitney attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While there, she stayed with her in-laws, John and Jeannie Young of Elizabeth City, both of whom are very active in the local community. In Fall 2014, Whitney was given an academic achievement award in family law, after achieving the highest grade in a class of nearly 70 students.
She went on to study family law and civil litigation as an intern with several local law firms, including Gunther Law Group of Hertford, NC and The Twiford Law Firm of Elizabeth City. After completing law school and passing the bar exam, Whitney began working as an associate attorney at Twiford. In total, she spent nearly five years with Twiford before deciding to open her own firm.
Whitney is passionate about continuing to serve local children through family law, adoption, and DSS litigation. She is a zealous advocate for each of her clients and is often described as "accessible," "transparent," and "cost conscious." She also offers payment plans for those that need them.