WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT?
Don’t call me a “litigator.” I actually try cases. I have tried almost 200 civiil jury trials. I handle trials in all areas including complex business and real estate, labor and employment, personal injury, and fraud.
My two favorite types of cases? Easy — suing attorneys who steal their clients’ money and suing insurance companies who refuse to pay their insureds’ valid claims.
My experience in last minute trials has taught me to eliminate the nonsense. I avoid the “paper war” mentality because I know what I can use during trial and what the rules exclude. I do not waste time on unproductive skirmishes.
I believe this best meets the needs of my clients and positions me intelligently to settle or go to trial.
100% of our practice is dedicated to trial work.
The firm does all types of trial work. The fee structure is substantially below that of firms handling comparable work.
I use the latest in technology. I use a variety of computer software and hardware configurations and data control to prepare for trial efficiently, monitor case progress, streamline tasks, to eliminate waste inherent in the traditional manner of handling cases with multiple attorneys.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: MR. YOUNG
In 1996 Steve spent 30 days in Wyoming with Gerry Spence, Roy Black, Al Krieger, Racehorse Haynes and other eminent attorneys participating in the Trial Lawyers’ College.
University of Utah, B.A., cum laude, 1977
University Wrestling Team, University Newspaper Staff
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Literary Editor, Clinical Law Reporter, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1979-1980.
Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. August 1996.
Currently writing “California Trial Notebook” under contract with James Publishing
Co-Author – Medical Proof of Whiplash, James Publishing
[See also: James Publishing – Personal Injury Law Blog – “Blocking Stipulated Negligence in MIST Cases” from From Medical Proof of Whiplash by Michael R. Melton & Steven R. Young ]
“Can a Jury Consultant Help Your Case? The Uses of Litigation Research.” Published in June 1996 Orange County Lawyer at Page 27.
“TLC in the Appeals Court.” Published Spring 2002, The Warrior
LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
Contributor: “A Bankruptcy Trial Workshop,” sponsored by the Orange County and Los Angeles County Bankruptcy Forums and The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, (May 1989)
Panelist: “Evidence in the Bankruptcy Court,” sponsored by The Bankruptcy Forum (1990)
Moderator: “Foreclosure in the ’90’s – Nuts, Bolts, Screws and Cranks.” Presented by Orange County Bar Association (1993)
Moderator: “Real Estate Contracts, a Primer,” presented by Orange County Bar Association (1994)
Lecturer: “Landlord/Tenant Law, Recent Developments and Trial Strategies” presented by Orange County Bar Association (1994)
Lecturer: “Real Estate Fraud.” Presented by Orange County Bar Association (1996)
Lecturer: “Boundary Disputes in California.” Presented by National Business Institute Inc., (1996)
Lecturer: “Real Estate Broker Disclosures.” Presented by Orange County Bar Association (1997)
Moderator: “Winning Secrets of the Trial Dogs.” Presented by Orange County Bar Association (1997)
Lecturer: “Presenting Compelling Real Estate Trials.” Presented by Orange County Bar Association (1999)
Panelist: “Latest Trends in Jury Selection” Presented by Orange County Bar Association (2003)
Panelist: “Issues in Motion in Limine and Pretrial Practice” Presented by Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (2004)
Panelist: “Trial Tips” at the 18th Annual Last Dash and Trade Show Continuing Legal Education Marathon, presented by the Orange County Bar Association (2010)
MISCELLANEOUS MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS
Member: Orange County Bar Association
Chairperson, Business Litigation Section (1998).
Chairperson, Law Practice Management Section (1996).
American Bar Association
State Bar of California
State Bar of Washington
Los Angeles County Bar Association
President, Peter Elliot Inns of Court (1998).
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year (2013)
Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, Street Fighter of the Year (2011)
Boy Scouts of America – Orange County Council, Men of Character (2010)