Jay Young, Esq.

Jay Young, Esq.

Jay Young, Esq.

Jay Young, Esq.

Biography

Jay Young is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and litigator with a focus on complex cases. He brings more than 20 years of expertise in the areas of business/commercial, personal injury and real estate law. Since 2014, he has been a business litigation Member at Howard & Howard, PLLC, an internationally recognized law firm. Prior to that he was the Litigation Department Chair, Shareholder and Associate at Marquis Aurbach Coffing for almost 20 years. As a result, Jay fully appreciates and understands the costs, risks, and potential rewards of trying high stakes cases. He has also participated in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations as an advocate.

Jay has always been a proponent of alternative dispute resolution. His dedication stems all the way back to law school when he concluded that a cutting edge trend called ADR would help compliment his trial advocacy skills. After law school, Jay went on to become a skilled litigator, yet he continued with his mediation and arbitration training. His commitment to the efficient out-of-court resolution of business disputes prompted him to incorporate ADR into his practice. As such, Jay has been appointed an arbitrator in well over 300 matters and has held an ADR certification since 1994. Throughout the years he has served as a Judge, a Special Master, a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge (mediator), and as an Arbitrator. He is a Judge Pro Tem with the City of Henderson, Nevada Municipal Court and has been appointed as a Special Master to the Business Court Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada. Jay is also an Arbitrator with the AAA (National Panel), the Better Business Bureau, and with the 8th Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada, having been appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court.

As an arbitrator, Jay believes in a streamlined, economical process but will always defer to the contract and the needs of the parties. He knows that preparation is key and will work tirelessly to familiarize himself with as much history, facts and law as parties have provided in order to render a fair and reasoned decision. As a mediator, Jay looks for business solutions just as much as monetary ones. He relies heavily on his business and legal acumen to facilitate creative and equitable resolutions, often restoring the parties’ confidence and saving future business relationships. An attorney who recently used Jay as a mediator commented, “he is extremely professional, fully prepared, strategic and effective.”  Another said, “simply put, Jay Young is a person you can trust.”  Jay’s reputation precedes him; he 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 him to become a recognized author of books teaching other attorneys how to refine their legal practice. Jay is available exclusively through Advanced Resolution Management for arbitrations and mediations.

Professional Experience
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Advanced Resolution Management (2017-present)
  • Settlement Judge, Supreme Court for the State of Nevada (2016-present)
  • Member, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (2014-present)
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Henderson Municipal Court (2011-present)
  • Arbitrator, Better Business Bureau (2006-present)
  • Arbitrator, Clark County District Court Panel (2003-present)
  • Special Master to the Business Court, Clark County District Court (2013)
  • National Panelist, Complex Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Panels, American Arbitration Association (2013 – present)
  • Litigation Department Chair, Shareholder, Associate, Marquis Aurbach Coffing (1995-2014)
  • Associate Attorney, McDonald Carano Wilson (1994-1995)
  • Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Law, Community College of Southern Nevada (1995-1996)
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Robert C. Jones, 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada (1992)
  • Congressional Caseworker, United States House of Representatives, Congressman Howard C. Nielson (retired) (1989 – 1991)
Specialties
  • Bankruptcy
  • 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
  • Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution “Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques” (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)
  • 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 (2013)
  • 40-hour Mediation Training (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
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Education
  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (1994)
  • B.A., Brigham Young University (1991)
Honors & Awards
  • Nevada Legal Elite 2017, top 4% of Nevada’s Attorneys in the Categories of: Professional Neutral (Arbitrator & Mediator) and Business Litigation
  • Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyers, 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 – 2016)
  • Perfect 10.0 “Superb” AVVO.com rating
  • Nevada Legal Elite, 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, Litigation 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)
Lectures/Teaching
  • 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)
Books
  • Nevada Civil Practice Manual, Chapter 26: Pre-Judgment Remedies, Jay Young (co-author), State Bar of Nevada Publication (LexisNexis Matthew Bender), 5th Ed. (2005-2016)
  • Federal Court Litigation Checklist (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • A Litigator’s Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist(2nd Edition) (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • A Litigator’s Guide to Nevada Evidentiary Objections(2nd Edition) (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • A Litigator’s Guide to Nevada Rules of Evidence(2nd Edition) (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • The Self-Help Federal Court Litigation Checklist (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • The Self-Help Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections (Your Legal Guides 2016)
  • The Self-Help Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence (Your Legal Guides 2016)
Articles
  • Want to Better Control Your Arbitrations? 10 Steps to Writing a Better Arbitration Agreement, Communique (April, 2016)
  • The Expansion of Supreme Court Rule 160 (Warning: All Attorneys Are Presumed Guilty), Communique (2001)
  • I’ve Been Sued! Now What? CCIM Perspective, June, July, and August 2000 (reprinted in Broker/Agent Magazine, March, April, and May 2003)
  • The Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Nevada, 1 Nevada Law Review 85 (1998)