Rated as one of the top 100 attorneys in Nevada, Mr. Young is a shareholder whose practice focuses on general civil, commercial (business disputes), and real estate litigation. Jay is recognized by judges and other attorneys as an AV® Preeminent™ attorney, earning the highest score possible in the national publication Martindale-Hubbell's peer ratings in "Litigation, Commercial Law and Business Law." Jay is known as a master courtroom advocate, a judge, a private arbitrator and mediator, and a respected author of legal books. Outside the courtroom, Mr. Young is a GRAMMY® Award winning singer.
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 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 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.
Mr. Young has been chosen by fellow attorneys as an arbitrator to decide over 200 difficult lawsuits and conflicts.
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.
Better Business Bureau: Mr. Young was appointed in 2006 as an arbitrator.
TEACHING AND PRESENTATIONS
“Evidence for the Bankruptcy Practitioner” Presentation to the Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, Las Vegas, Nevada July 2013
Author and Presenter: Business Contracts A to Z Non-Compete Clauses: Drafting and Enforcement, Confidential Information, Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property, Breach of Contract, Continuing Legal Education Seminar (National Business Institute), Las Vegas, Nevada August 22, 2012
Deposition Training, Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition Program, Continuing Legal Education Seminar. February 2011, February 2010, February 2009, and February 2008
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
BOOKS AND ARTICLES BY OR ABOUT JAY YOUNG
Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist – Jay Young, 2010. This invaluable checklist guides attorneys through all the steps they need to take as a litigator from client intake to verdict. Even attorneys who have practiced for many years find this guide streamlines their practice and allows them to mentor younger attorneys, saving countless hours while teaching their attorneys the valuable lessons that normally take decades to learn.
A Litigator's Guide to Nevada Evidentiary Objections – Jay Young, 2010. This guide allows attorneys to instantly find the right objection to make in the heat of battle during trial. Organized logically, it is cross-referenced to the Federal Rules of Evidence as well as Nevada's evidence statutes.
A Litigator's Guide to Nevada Rules of Evidence – Jay Young, 2010. A Pocket book for every busy trial attorney whether practicing in Federal Court or in State Court. Tracks both Nevada and the Federal Rules of evidence in one source! With this pocket book, litigators will be able to instantly translate their knowledge of Federal Rules to Nevada's statutes, or look up the rule/statute based on the concept.
Legal Elite: Attorneys Choose Top One Percent-- Nevada Business Magazine, September 2009
Nevada Civil Practice Manual, Chapter 26: Pre-Judgment Remedies, Jay Young (co-author), State Bar of Nevada Publication (LexisNexis Matthew Bender), 5th Ed. 2005-Present.
Singing Attorney Has Musical Side Career – Las Vegas Sun, Summerlin View, March 25, 2008
Articles About Local Wrestler whom Jay Young Represented on a Pro Bono Basis:
Prep Wrestler Going to the Mat With State Organization About Eligibility – Las Vegas Review-Journal, JOHN L. SMITH column, Dec. 23, 2005
NIAA Director Hughes Upset by Legal Moves to Skirt Rules – Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 5, 2006
Wrestler Targeting Title: Durango Senior Transfer Favored to Win at 119 Pounds – Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 3, 2006
Ways to Save on Attorney Fees – Jay Young, Las Vegas Business Press, May 16, 2005
I've Been Sued! Now What? Jay Young, Accountlaw-Tax.com, April 4, 2003
The Expansion of Supreme Court Rule 160 (Warning: All Attorneys Are Presumed Guilty), Jay
Young, Clark County Bar Communique, February 2001
I've Been Sued! Now What? Jay Young, CCIM Perspective, June, July, and August 2000 (reprinted in Broker/Agent Magazine, March, April, and May 2003)
Local Doctor Sees Red -- George Knapp, Investigative Reporter, KLAS-TV reporting, Las Vegas , Nevada Nov. 3, 2000
Articles About Jay Young's Class Action Suit Against Nevada Bell
Nevada Bell Obliges Woman Who Sued Over Absence of Service , Las Vegas Review-Journal, September 27, 1999
Desert Residents Ring Up Victory in Phone Battle , LA Times, Dec. 1, 1999
No Phones About It , Las Vegas Review-Journal, August 15, 1999
Wanted: A Phone to Call Their Own , LA Times Aug 31, 1999
Phone Company Makes a Borderline Exception , LA Times Sept. 22, 1999
The Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Nevada, Jay Young, 1 Nevada Law Review 85 (1998)
Technology – Love it, Leave it . . . or Take it With You, Nancy Peek Ives, Nevada Lawyer, May 5, 1996
Scout's Honor: Local Boy Scout Gathers Troops to Knit Hats for Variety of Groups, In Business Las Vegas , September 24, 2004
Lawyers are People, Too – Nevada Lawyer, December 2008
Resident Sings in Grammy-winning Choir, Produced On Album – Las Vegas Sun, October 10, 2008
A Lawyer's Lyrics -- Jay Young Releases Debut Gospel Album – Summerlin Magazine, May 1, 2008
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 Marquis Aurbach Coffing 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 Coffing'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, Marquis Aurbach Coffing 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 Marquis & Aurbach's client, his former employer. Prosecution of trademark infringement claims.
U.S. District Court (Nevada) 1994
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1995