William B. Young Jr.
William B. Young Jr. was born in Westchester, New York and raised in Sea Island, Georgia.
- Securities Fraud/Brokerage Firm Negligence
- Personal Injury
- Contract and Business Litigation
Mr. Young joined the firm of Colling Gilbert Wright in September 2006 after spending several years practicing plaintiff-side securities litigation with Hooper & Weiss, LLC. He continues to focus his practice on assisting clients recoup investment losses due to brokerage firm negligence and fraud.
Mr. Young received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Rollins College in 1982; a master of business administration degree from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in 1992; and a juris doctorate degree from Barry University School of Law in 2004.
Mr. Young has represented clients nationwide in over 400 individual FINRA arbitration claims recovering millions of dollars in investor losses.
Past Career Experience
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Young spent over eight years working in the securities industry. During that time period, he was a vice president at a global securities and money management firm located in Winter Park, Florida, holding licenses as a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7), a Registered Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65), a Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63) and Florida Insurance and Variable Annuity.
Jurisdictions and Courts Admitted to Practice
- Florida, 2004
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2004
- District of Columbia, 2005
Awards, Recognition and Professional Associations
Mr. Young serves as a County Court Mediator in the Orange County Florida Court System. The Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association recognized Mr. Young for exceptional pro bono service in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- American Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
- Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
- Association for Conflict Resolution
- Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Mr. Young has attained a 10.0 Avvo Rating in the field of Investment Fraud. This is the highest rating a lawyer can achieve on this leading legal directory website.
Top Trial Lawyers In America By Million Dollar Advocates Forum
In 2015, Mr. Young became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Membership in this prestigious group is reserved for attorneys who have achieved a verdict or settlement in one or more cases where the award met or exceeded $1 million. Less than 1% of lawyers in America are members.