Professional Experience

Arbitration and Mediation Concentrations

  • Business/Commercial
  • Business/Partnership Disputes/Dissolution
  • Business Torts
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition and Restrictive Covenants

ADR Training

  • “Mediation Renovation: Retooling Your Skills,” Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition (2018)
  • Graduate: Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution “Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques” course (2017)
  • Employment and Labor Case Law Update: What Arbitrators and Practitioners Need to Know (AAA 2017)
  • Faculty, Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, AAA (October 2017)
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind:  What You Need to Know about Preventing and Arbitrating Business-to-Business (“B2B”) Data Breaches, AAA (2017)
  • Panelist, Arbitrator’s Roundtable – Las Vegas, AAA (2017)
  • Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge Training, Nevada Supreme Court (2016)
  • Impasse Prevention & Communication/Implied Bias, Nevada Supreme Court (2016)
  • Breaking Impasse, Nevada Supreme Court (2016)
  • Mediation Ethics, a Comprehensive Review, Nevada Supreme Court (2016)
  • Consolidation and Joinder In Construction Arbitration: Ignorance Is Not Bliss, AAA (2016)
  • Arbitrator’s Roundtable – Las Vegas, AAA (2016)
  • Arbitrator Subpoenas: Are They Worth the Paper They’re Printed On? AAA (2015)
  • Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator, AAA (2015)
  • Fundamentals of Effective Mediation Advocacy, AAA (2015)
  • Confronting Arbitrability & Jurisdiction in Arbitration, AAA (2015)
  • Arbitrator’s Roundtable – Las Vegas, AAA (2015)
  • Award Writing, AAA (2014)
  • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, AAA (2013)
  • Arbitrator’s Role, Authority, and Responsibility, AAA (2006)
  • Arbitrator’s Ethics, Practice Standards and Disclosures, AAA (2006)
  • Preparing for and Conducting a Preliminary Hearing, AAA (2006)
  • Managing Issues Involving Self-Represented Parties, AAA (2006)
  • Managing Panel Dynamics, AAA (2006)
  • Preparing for and Writing the Award, AAA (2006)
  • Managing Evidentiary Hearing Issues, AAA (2006)
  • Managing Post-Hearing Issues, AAA (2006)
  • Arbitrator Training, Better Business Bureau (2006)
  • Succeeding In Mediation, AAA (2003)
  • Mediation and Arbitration Advocacy, AAA (2002)
  • Cutting Edge Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers, Negotiation Strategy Institute (2002)
  • Arbitrator Training, Supreme Court of Nevada, State Bar of Nevada (2000)
  • Arbitration 101, Clark County Bar Association (1994)
  • 40-hour Arbitrator Training, AAA (2013)
  • 40-hour Mediation Training, AAA (2015)
  • 36 Hour ADR Certification, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (1994)

Professional Licenses

  • Nevada State Bar (1994)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (1994)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1995)

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada, ADR Section
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Advanced Resolution Management, Neutrals Panelist, Arbitrator & Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association, Complex Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Panels
  • Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy


  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School (1994)
  • B.A., Brigham Young University (1991)

Honors & Awards 

  • Top 100 List:  Mountain States Super Lawyers, in Business Litigation and ADR (2015 – 2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration (2017)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers (2014-present)
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (Litigation, Commercial Law, and Business Law)
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top 10% (2011, 2015-2016) Top 1% (2017)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the Mountain States, Salt Lake Magazine (2015 – 2017)
  • Perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating, “Top Attorney” award, and Client’s Choice Award 2015
  • Nevada Legal Elite 2017, top 4% of Nevada’s Attorneys in  the Categories of: Professional Neutral (Arbitrator & Mediator) and Business Litigation, top 1% of Nevada’s Attorneys (2009, 2011, 2014 – 2015)
  • Top Lawyers, Desert Companion Magazine (2012 – 2014)
  • Top 100 Lawyers, MyVegas Magazine (2012 – 2013)
  • Vegas, Inc. Magazine – “Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada,” (2013)
  • Clark County Pro Bono Project Award – 50 hours certificate (2013)
  • Client’s Choice Award, AVVO in Litigation, Arbitration, Business Law, Bankruptcy, and Real Estate (2015)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, “Master Advocate” designation
  • 48th Annual GRAMMY® Award Winner – Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album (2005)
  • Vocalist, NAACP Image Award-winning album “Where My Heart Belongs” (2015)


  • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, AAA (October 2017)
  • Arbitrator’s Roundtable, Panelist, AAA (2017)
  • Deposition Training, Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy‘s Nevada Deposition Program, Continuing Legal Education Seminar (2008-2012 & 2014-present)
  • Business Contracts A to Z, Faculty presenting lecture and written materials on non-competition agreements, trade secrets, intellectual property, and breach of contract, National Business Institute (2012)
  • 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)



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About the Author

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Peers have named him an AV-Rated Lawyer, Best Lawyers, a Top 100 Super Lawyers in the Mountain States multiple years, and to the Legal Elite and Top Lawyers lists for many years. Mr. Young has been appointed a part time Judge, a Special Master to the Clark County, Nevada Business Court, as an arbitrator by the Nevada Supreme Court. He has been appointed as an arbitrator or mediator of well over 250 legal disputes from business disputes to personal injury matters. He has been named Best Lawyers for Arbitration. Mr. Young is a respected author of ten books, including A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections, A Litigator’s Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Court Civil Litigation Checklist.
Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at