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Rated as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in the Mountain States, Attorney Jay Young’s practice focuses on general civil, commercial (business disputes), and real estate litigation. Jay enjoys a perfect 5.0 peer review rating and is recognized as a AV® Preeminent™ attorney in each category of Litigation, Commercial Law, and Business Law by the national publication, Martindale-Hubbell®. Such a rating is “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence” according to the rating service. He is recognized as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in Arbitration. Jay has also obtained the designation Legal Elite and Super Lawyer, has a perfect 10.0 “Superb” Avvo.com rating, and has been named among Nevada’s “Top Lawyers” (Desert Companion Magazine, Vegas, Inc Magazine, and My Vegas Magazine).
Jay is known as a master courtroom advocate, a Judge, a private arbitrator and mediator, and a respected author of legal books aimed at helping other attorneys prepare for and take matters to trial, including dealing with thorny evidentiary issues. Mr. Young is only the second attorney in the State of Nevada to be given the prestigious “Master Advocate” designation by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, recognizing his skills as a litigator and as a teacher of trial and oral advocacy skills to other attorneys. These skills have lead Mr. Young to become a recognized author of books teaching other attorneys how to refine their legal practice.
Mr. Young is also recognized for his ability to resolve disputes. He is a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge and has been appointed as a Special Master to the Clark County Business Court. Further, Mr. Young is a Judge Pro Tem at the Henderson, Nevada Municipal Court. He has been chosen as an arbitrator or mediator in hundreds of business and personal disputes (ownership, contract, injury, real estate disputes, etc.). He has been named to the American Arbitration Association’s National panel of arbitrators and mediators for Commercial disputes. He is also a well-known and respected small business consultant. Mr. Young combines keen attention to detail with a broad perspective of the business world as well as the litigation process to assist his clients in solving their business disputes as quickly and economically as possible. Just as important to clients, he adds value in the contract creation stage of business relations to avoid possible problems.
Outside the courtroom, Mr. Young is a GRAMMY® Award and NAACP Image Award winning singer.
Mr. Young has been chosen by fellow attorneys as an arbitrator or mediator to resolve over 300 difficult lawsuits and conflicts. See his full Arbitrator/Mediator bio here.
Private Arbitrations: Mr. Young often serves as arbitrator in private arbitrations where, because of his experience, he is chosen by the parties to an action to resolve their disputes.
American Arbitration Association: Mr. Young is named to the National panel of Arbitrators by AAA, one of the oldest, largest, and most respected arbitration services in the United States.
Nevada Supreme Court: In 2003, Mr. Young was appointed by the Supreme Court as an arbitrator assigned to the Clark County panel of arbitrators authorized to decide matters submitted to the Eighth Judicial District Court.
Better Business Bureau: Mr. Young was appointed in 2006 as an arbitrator.
Deposition Training, Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy‘s Nevada Deposition Program, Continuing Legal Education Seminar. 2008-2012, 2014-2016
Advocacy Teacher Training, Graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s intensive teacher training program. November 2009
Trial Advocacy Training, Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Las Vegas In-house Trial Training program, Continuing Legal Education Seminar. March 2006
Deposition Training, Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Las Vegas In-house Deposition Program, Continuing Legal Education Seminar. August 2005
Commercial and Residential Evictions, Presenter of “Residential Evictions and Trial,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar (Sterling Education Services), Las Vegas, Nevada. May 18, 2005
Landlord-Tenant Law Update, Presenter of “The Eviction and Judicial Process,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar (Sterling Education Services), Las Vegas, Nevada. January 13, 2005
Commercial Leases: Drafting, enforcing, and Other Critical Issues, Presenter of “When a Tenant Files Bankruptcy,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar (Sterling Education Services), Las Vegas, Nevada. September 23, 2004
Protecting the Homeowners Association, Presenter Las Vegas Seminar to Property Managers, Homeowner Association Boards, and Homeowners, Las Vegas, Nevada. 1995
Federal Trade Commission v. AMG, et. al. Represented defendant in online payday lending dispute which the federal government described as having possibly a billion dollar exposure.
City of Henderson v. Milam. Represented developer of sports complex, successfully dismissing fraud claims brought by the City.
Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment Inc. v. Ultra Internet Media SA et al., U.S. District Court (Nevada). Represented internet poker site and sponsor of the World Series of Poker for breach of $22 million promotional agreement. Resolved favorably.
All American Jewelry & Loan, LLC v. Goldfinger, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Nevada). Obtained judgment of non-dischargeability against debtor who stole gold coins and bullion from plaintiffs.
Syncor Int’l v. Biotech Pharmacy, Inc., U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Successfully defended small nuclear pharmacy against claims of unfair competition and violation of the Lanham Act. Matter settled shortly after Jay obtained favorable ruling on motion for partial judgment.
Rose Rosequist v. Nevada Bell, U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Prosecuted class action suit against Nevada Bell (subsidiary of SBC, now AT&T) on behalf of residents of Sandy Valley, Nevada after Nevada Bell unilaterally decided to cease providing telephone service to residents without providing for alternative service. Nevada Bell settled the matter, and re-wired the entire valley, built a new substation, and provided service to all its residents.
China Northeast Petroleum Holdings, Ltd. v. Topworth, U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Obtained dismissal of Action for Injunction and Damages for alleged fraud in issuance of stock.
Nuoasis Resort, Inc. v. Braick, U.S. District Court ( Nevada ). Obtained $302 Million judgment for breach of contract, fraud, and conversion over construction of casino in Tunisia .
In re: National Airlines, U.S. Bankruptcy Court ( Nevada ). Represented Airlines Reporting Corporation, a technology solutions company providing transaction settlement and data information services for airlines, travel agencies, Corporate Travel Departments (CTD), railroads, and other travel suppliers. Assisted in the development of an acceptable Chapter 11 plan.
Driggers v. Driggers, Nevada State Court. Defended multi-million dollar estate contest resulting in judgment in favor of Marquis & Aurbach’s client.
Naridon v. Ted, Nevada State Court. Obtained judgment after mechanics lien foreclosure trial.
J.M. Gair & Assoc. v. Janotta, Nevada State Court. Obtained judgment after trial on partnership dispute.
Bombardier, Inc. v. RV World, Inc., Nevada State Court. Obtained writ allowing client to seize hundreds of recreational vehicles based on wrongdoing by defendant.
Bombardier, Inc. v. Ladki, U.S. Bankruptcy Court ( Nevada ). Obtained judgment in excess of $1 Million for client in State court action for fraud and breach of contract. After defendant filed for bankruptcy protection, Jay obtained judgment of non-dischargeability pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523.
Biotech Pharmacy, Inc. v. Topham, Nevada State Court. Successfully prosecuted defamation action against witness whose false testimony resulted in client being sued in another action.
Donuts of Las Vegas , LLC v. Curry, Nevada State Court. Prosecuted dissolution of LLC, usurpation of corporate opportunity, and unfair competition claims, resulting in judgment and punitive damage award for client.
Lawyers Title Ins. Co. v. Vestin Mortgage, Nevada State Court. Successfully defended declaratory relief action to declare coverage, and prosecuted counterclaims for unfair claims practices, bad faith, and third party claims for legal malpractice.
Axcel Foam, Inc. v. Parker, obtained injunction against competitor who was using a similar name and logo to that of Firm’s client, his former employer. Prosecution of trademark infringement claims.
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