James A. Young

James A. Young

James A. Young practicing law in Philadelphia in 1972 upon conclusion of his Pennsylvania Supreme Court judicial clerkship. During his 40 plus years of practice, Mr. Young has litigated an extraordinary variety of cases, including frequent defense of catastrophic personal injury claims as a result of professional liability, corporate or individual negligence and product defect claims.

Mr. Young has handled thousands of toxic tort claims, represented hundreds of physicians and numerous hospitals in defense of professional negligence actions, defended personal and corporate defamation and trade libel claims—including false advertising, Lanham Act claims and anti-counterfeiting. He has defended both a wide range of product manufacturers and individuals in brain injury, electrocution and burn cases, and a variety of construction claims involving personal injury and economic loss. Mr. Young has extensive experience handling administrative hearings for employee grievances, state licensing issues, and FDA relative matters. Among the numerous commercial claims that he has handled are a wide variety of insurance coverage cases, securities, antitrust (criminal and civil), financial fraud, RICO, and complicated ERISA claims. He has successfully defended six class action claims filed in both the state and federal courts.

Mr. Young has tried well over 90 cases to verdict before juries and tried many other cases to judges only. He has been selected as appellate counsel in arguments to the highest state court in Pennsylvania and numerous Circuit Courts across the United States. Mr. Young has appeared on briefs submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Young is a fellow in both the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been named as a Super Lawyer for more than fifteen years, and recently as top 100 in Philadelphia and top 100 in Pennsylvania. Upon invitation, he serves on the Inn of Court of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and he has been invited to lecture frequently about evidence and trial techniques. Mr. Young has also lectured to groups concerned with pharmaceutical and antitrust claims. He often serves as an expert witness, and represents some of the most distinguished physicians in the eastern United States.

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Areas of Law

  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Healthcare and Long-Term Care
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Products Liability and Toxic Torts Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property Law

Education

  • The Pennsylvania University Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1970)
  • University of Delaware (B.A., 1967)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Seventh, and Eighths Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2001 – present)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (2008 – present)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2006 – 2018)
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania (2012 – 2018)

Community/Civic Involvement

  • Court-Appointed Mediator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations; Former Chair of the Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association

215-587-1625
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1880 John F. Kennedy Blvd
10th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19103

 

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