Attorney Young joined the firm of Holmes & Young, P.A., in February 2013. Previously, Young served as an Assistant State Attorney in Putnam County for the State Attorney’s Office, Seventh Judicial Circuit, from April 2008 until February 2013. As a prosecutor, Young was assigned to prosecute cases as a trial attorney in county, juvenile, and circuit courts, and served as the career criminal prosecutor.
Prior to attending law school in 2005, Young served on active duty in the United States Army. Young began his Army Officer career in 1994 as an Armor Platoon leader. Young later served as an Armor Company Executive Officer, Headquarters Executive Officer, Battalion Motor Officer, Staff Intelligence Officer, and Company Commander. Young served in Korea and on multiple deployments around the world as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, including Afghanistan, Kuwait, and the Horn of Africa.
Following his service, Young attended Florida Coastal School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate, graduating in the top 15% of his class. While in law school, Young was named as a Dean’s Scholar and on the Dean’s List, and received the Best Advocate Award during his trial practice competition.
Along with his duties at the firm. Young also serves as an adjunct professor at St. Johns River State College, where he teaches law and legal concepts to aspiring law enforcement academy cadets. Young is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, and the Lions Club. He and his wife Julianne have three children and live locally in Putnam County.