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Spring 2019

Section 4290 of PLS52
Legal Writing -- : Jan 16 - May 15 2019

Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1996

B.A. - History, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, 1992

Mr. Young has been an attorney in California since 1997. He began his own legal practice in general civil litigation, focusing primarily on employment and personal injury matters. He now works at the law firm of Daniel Crowley & Associates in Santa Rosa, California, which represents individuals and companies of all sizes throughout the State of California. Mr. Young is admitted to practice in both state and federal court.

In 2005, Mr. Young was lead appellate counsel in a successful appeal to the California Supreme Court, Delgado v. Trax Bar & Grill (2005) 36 Cal.4th 224 [30 Cal.Rptr.3d 145, 113 P.3d 1159]. Delgado was a precedent-setting case involving a business owner's duty to protect patrons from harm while on the business owner's premises. Mr. Young was also lead appellate counsel in Mata v. Mata (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 1121 [130 Cal.Rptr.2d 141], another successful premises liability appeal.

Mr. Young has been teaching legal studies courses since 1999 when he began teaching in Sonoma State University's former Attorney Assistant Program. At SRJC, he teaches "The Legal Environment of Business" through the Business Administration Dept. and "Legal Technology in the Law Office" through SRJC's Paralegal Studies Program.

In the past, Mr. Young has taught legal research, legal writing, discovery, and law and motion courses to paralegal students. He has also taught law school courses in appellate advocacy and pre-trial civil litigation at Golden Gate University School of Law and John F. Kennedy University School of Law.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Legal Technology, Legal Ethics, Civil Litigation & Appeals, E-Discovery, Legal Research & Writing, Law & Society

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Admitted, The State Bar of California

Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Admitted, U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

American Bar Association

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Paralegal Education

Presentations and Publications: 

"Cause of Action Against Tavern Owners, Restaurants, and Similar Businesses for Injuries Caused to Patrons by the Criminal Acts of Others" (West/Thomson Reuters 2004, updated 2009) 26 Causes of Action 2d 1
 

Honors and Awards: 

American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law

American Jurisprudence Award, Family Law

American Jurisprudence Award, Wills & Trusts