Judge David Young
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|Courtney L. Wright
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.
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.
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®.
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.