Mr. Young concentrates his practice in general civil and commercial/business litigation, as well as serving as a private arbitrator and mediator.

He has handled a wide variety of cases in many areas of the law, including: attorney malpractice; banking; bankruptcy litigation; breach of contract; business breakups; collections; class action suits; construction; contract disputes; employment agreements; employment disputes; embezzlement; franchise agreements; fraud; fraudulent transfers; guaranties; incorporation issues; injunctive relief; interference with contracts; leases (commercial and residential); mechanic's liens; patent infringement; personal injury; promissory notes; quiet title; real estate; restrictive covenants; security agreements; shareholder derivative suits; shareholder disputes; trade secrets enforcement; trademark enforcement; unlawful detainer; unfair competition; and unfair trade practice.
Mr. Young serves as a Judge, a Special Master, and as an Arbitrator. He is a Judge Pro Tem with the City of Henderson, Nevada Municipal Court and has been appointed as a Special Master to the Business Court Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada. Mr. Young is also an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (National Panel), the Better Business Bureau, and with the 8th Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada, having been appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court. Mr. Young has been appointed an Arbitrator in well over 200 business ownership, contract, personal injury, and real estate disputes. Additionally, he holds a 36 hour ADR certificate and is a mediator of business disputes.  
Mr. Young is only the second attorney in the State of Nevada to be given the prestigious "Master Advocate" designation by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, recognizing his skills as a litigator and as a teacher of trial and oral advocacy skills to other attorneys. These skills have lead him to become a recognized author of books teaching other attorneys how to refine their legal practice.
Mr. Young received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1991 and his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1994. He is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell in the Litigation, Commercial Law, and Business Law categories, and is licensed to practice in the State of Nevada.
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  • Education

    • J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1994
      • J.D.
    • Brigham Young University, 1991
      • B.A.
  • Admissions

    • Nevada, 1994
    • U.S. District Court - District of Nevada, 1994
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1995
  • Professional Accomplishments

    • AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in Litigation, Commercial Law and Business Law
    • Perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017 - 2018
    • Desert Companion - "Top Lawyers," 2014
    • Mountain States "Super Lawyers," 2014 - 2017
      • Top 100 Mountain States "Super Lawyers," 2015 - 2017   
    • Nevada Public Radio’s Desert Companion Magazine - "Top Lawyers," 2012-2013
    • Vegas, Inc. Magazine - "Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada," 2013
    • My Vegas Magazine - "Tops Lawyers & Law Firms in Las Vegas," 2013
    • "America’s Most Honored Professionals," 2011
    • Nevada Business Magazine - "Nevada’s Legal Elite," 2011 & 2017
    • Clark County Pro Bono Project Award – 50 hours certificate, 2013
    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Master Advocate designation
    • 48th Annual GRAMMY® Award Winner - Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album, 2005
  • Memberships

    • State Bar of Nevada
    • Clark County Bar Association
    • Las Vegas Chamber Music Society
    • Believing Christ Foundation
    • Toys 4 Smiles Las Vegas
    • Troop 462, Boy Scouts of America: Charter Organization head, 2006-2011, Scoutmaster 2002-2004, Troop Committee 2002-2005
    • Girl Scouts of Frontier Council: Nominating Committee 2002-2003
  • Representative Matters

    • City of Henderson v. Milam. Represented land developer of sports arena in dispute with City over development agreement.
    • Wolfe v. Yakubik. Obtained judgment for fraud and breach of contract against luxury boat dealership.
    • In re Goldfinger: Obtained judgment of non-dischargeability after debtor replaced precious metal inside a safe held as collateral for a loan with building bricks.
    • Ultra Internet Media, S.A. v. Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Represented felt sponsor of the World Series of Poker who sued for breach of contract, alleging the WSOP allowed broadcasts of client’s logo to be covered up with a competitor’s logo on television broadcasts.
    • In re: USA Capital: Represented Receiver in marshalling nationwide real estate holdings to secure, preserve, and where necessary, liquidate the same on behalf of thousands of investors who sued under various fraud and contract theories.
    • Bossy v. Roepke. Represented private school in business breakup dispute, saving the school from closing while successfully resolving the dispute among the owners.
    • Syncor Int'l v. Biotech Pharmacy, Inc., U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Successfully defended small nuclear pharmacy against claims of unfair competition and violation of the Lanham Act. Matter settled shortly after client obtained favorable ruling on motion for partial judgment.
    • Rose Rosequist v. Nevada Bell, U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Prosecuted class action suit against Nevada Bell (subsidiary of SBC, now AT&T) on behalf of residents of Sandy Valley, Nevada after Nevada Bell unilaterally decided to cease providing telephone service to residents without providing for alternative service. Nevada Bell settled the matter, and re-wired the entire valley, built a new substation, and provided service to all its residents.
    • China Northeast Petroleum Holdings, Ltd. v. Topworth, U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Obtained dismissal of Action for Injunction and Damages for alleged fraud in issuance of stock.
    • Nuoasis Resort, Inc. v. Braick, U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Obtained $302 Million judgment for breach of contract, fraud, and conversion over construction of casino in Tunisia.
    • In re: National Airlines, U.S. Bankruptcy Court ( Nevada): Represented Airlines Reporting Corporation, a technology solutions company providing transaction settlement and data information services for airlines, travel agencies, Corporate Travel Departments (CTD), railroads, and other travel suppliers. Assisted in the development of an acceptable Chapter 11 plan.
    • Driggers v. Driggers, Nevada State Court. Defended multi-million dollar estate contest resulting in judgment in favor of client.
    • Naridon v. Ted, Nevada State Court. Obtained judgment after mechanics lien foreclosure trial.
    • J.M. Gair & Assoc. v. Janotta, Nevada State Court. Obtained judgment after trial on partnership dispute.
    • Bombardier, Inc. v. RV World, Inc., Nevada State Court. Obtained writ allowing client to seize hundreds of recreational vehicles based on wrongdoing by defendant.
    • Bombardier, Inc. v. Ladki, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Nevada). Obtained judgment in excess of $1 Million for client in State court action for fraud and breach of contract. After defendant filed for bankruptcy protection, obtained judgment of non-dischargeability pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523.
    • Biotech Pharmacy, Inc. v. Topham, Nevada State Court. Successfully prosecuted defamation action against witness whose false testimony resulted in client being sued in another action.
    • Donuts of Las Vegas , LLC v. Curry, Nevada State Court. Prosecuted dissolution of LLC, usurpation of corporate opportunity, and unfair competition claims, resulting in judgment and punitive damage award for client.
    • Lawyers Title Ins. Co. v. Vestin Mortgage, Nevada State Court. Successfully defended declaratory relief action to declare coverage, and prosecuted counterclaims for unfair claims practices, bad faith, and third party claims for legal malpractice.
    • Axcel Foam, Inc. v. Parker, obtained injunction against competitor who was using a similar name and logo to that of client, his former employer. Prosecution of trademark infringement claims.
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Jay Young

Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 1000
3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5980
Office: (702) 667-4828
Fax: (702) 567-1568