Judge David Young

  1. David Young

    David Young


    Term Expires: June 2027

Courtroom Staff

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Rachel Cook


  • General court information
  • Report settlement of a civil case
Rachel D Cook
Courtney L. Wright


  • Inquire about procedures and processes in any criminal matters before the court.
Courtney Corrova
Megan Schultz
Staff Attorney


  • Inquire about a pending civil matter before the court
  • Preferred method of communication is email (Megan Schultz). All parties should be copied.
Megan Schultz
Linda Shupe
Court Reporter


  • Order transcripts.
Linda Shupe
Mark Petrucci


  • Inquire about matters referred to the Magistrate.
Mark Petrucci


Judge David Young was elected to serve the citizens of Franklin County as a Judge in the Municipal Court in 2011 and as a Judge in the General Division of the Common Pleas Court in 2014. While in Municipal Court, Judge Young served as the Chairperson of the Specialized Docket Committee.

Community Involvement

Judge Young is active in the Franklin County community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Alvis House. Judge Young has also shared his judicial experience with the community by having local students shadow him for a day at the courthouse, teaching lessons on the Bill of Rights at a local middle school, speaking to multiple organizations about his time on the bench, and conducting many wedding ceremonies both in and out of the courthouse.

Law Career

Before being elected to the bench, Judge Young practiced law for 25 years, representing domestic and international, public and private corporations and individuals in Federal, State and Municipal Courts throughout the State of Ohio, Los Angeles and Orange County in California. Judge Young had been lead counsel in excess of 75 jury and bench trials while in private practice.

Judge Young also worked as an assistant Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney and as a corporate associate at three premiere law firms, Riordan and McKinzie (Los Angeles, California), Loeb and Loeb (Los Angeles, California), and Smith and Schnacke (Dayton, Ohio).

Degrees & Recognition

Judge Young completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1983. He earned his J.D. from Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) 1986. He is admitted to practice before the U. S Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District Court of Ohio, California (inactive), Florida (inactive) and Washington D.C.

He was a Public Arbitrator of FINRA Dispute Resolution and selected by peers in "Business First: The Greater Columbus Business Authority, November 2010, Top Lawyers, 2011" and for inclusion in 2011, 2012 edition The Best Lawyers in America®.

Personal Life

Judge Young loves to travel domestically and internationally (having run with the bulls in Pamplona, danced with the Mud Men in New Guinea, scuba dived on the Great Barrier Reef) and enjoys spending time watching his children’s sporting events, golfing, running, swimming, and rooting for The Ohio State Buckeyes.