J. Michael Young, JD, MBA vCard

Mike Young is a litigation attorney with 20 years of experience. His current focus is on the representation of small businesses and individuals in commercial, estate, and life insurance litigation. Mike believes that great results are the result of hard work and complete knowledge of the facts and law. Litigation is a team effort and he places a priority on frequent communication with his clients.

Since joining the firm in 2006, Mike has represented clients from as far south as Colombia to as far north as Minnesota, Pennsylvania and New York in insurance, business and estate disputes. He is the author of Texas Probate Litigation a blog devoted to probate, trust and fiduciary litigation topics and updates in Texas. He handles will contests to secure inheritance rights of heirs and devisees. He further protects the financial interests of family members in life insurance and fiduciary disputes. The Dallas Bar Association published an article written by Mike regarding life insurance beneficiary disputes in the October 2012 edition of its Headnotes magazine.

Mike also handles appeals in all civil matters. He has successfully argued appeals to the Federal Fifth Circuit in New Orleans and the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas.

Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mike represented the interests of large corporations and insurance companies, primarily in the areas of product liability, toxic tort, employment, construction defect, and insurance coverage litigation. In 2004 and 2005, he was lead counsel for a respirator manufacturer in Federal Multidistrict Litigation consolidating the claims of approximately 10,000 plaintiffs from Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi.

He also represents small business owners in North Texas and has taught Business Law and Organizations at Austin College on an adjunct basis. He and his wife, Leslie, are active in local community activities. He is currently on the board of the Rehabilitation Center of Sherman and is active in the First Methodist Church of Sherman.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX, MBA
  • University of Texas 1989 - BBA –Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Houston Law Review - Associate Editor
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Peter T. Flawn Presidential Scholarship

Past Employment Positions

  • Johnson, Ferguson, Pipkin & Phillips, Associate, 2000 - 2006
  • Boswell & Hallmark, Associate, 1994 – 1998

Fraternities

  • Delta Sigma Phi