Michael W. Young

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Michael W.Young
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6963

Michael Young is a trial lawyer at Parsons Behle & Latimer with significant experience in administrative, commercial, and personal injury matters.

Mr. Young began practicing as an attorney in the Special Department for War Crimes in the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  During his time in Bosnia, he worked as part of the legal team that over several months of trial successfully prosecuted Marko Radic and others for crimes against humanity.  His work on the Radic trial team was particularly focused on crimes of rape and sexual assault.  As the centerpiece of his practice, Mr. Young continues to represent victims of sexual assault in civil litigation against individuals, governmental entities, and private institutions.

In addition to his sexual assault and abuse practice, Mr. Young also litigates mass tort, Qui Tam (whistleblower), and personal injury matters and has significant experience in numerous jurisdictions across the country. His experience in these areas of practice includes litigating product liability, medical malpractice, fraud, and trucking collision cases.

Finally, Mr. Young also possesses significant general commercial litigation experience in construction defect and intellectual property matters. As a general litigator, he is consistently rated by his peers as among the best attorneys in the region.

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New York University School of Law (J.D., 2008)

University of Utah (B.A. in Philosophy)

University of Utah (B.A. in Political Science)


Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (2015 - present)

Listed as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in Utah Business Magazine (2014)

Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell



American Bar Association Litigation Section
Trial Evidence Committee

ABA Mining and Mineral Extraction Committee
Vice Co-Chair, Year in Review


Utah Golf Foundation


U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah


New York University School of Law