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Hon. Jay Young (Ret.)

BIOGRAPHY

Hon. Jay Young (ret.) is an experienced mediator, arbitrator and litigator with a focus on complex cases. He brings more than 25 years of expertise in the areas of business/commercial, personal injury and real estate law. From 2014 to 2021, he was 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. Jay’s commitment to the efficient out-of-court resolution of business, consumer, personal injury and complex cases 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 Mediator, Judge, Special Master, Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge (appellate mediator), Hearing Master for the 8th Judicial District Court, and as an Arbitrator in thousands of matters. He has been a Judge Pro Tem with the City of Henderson, Nevada Municipal Court and was appointed as a Special Master to the Business Court Division of the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada.

As an arbitrator, Jay believes in a streamlined, economical process but will always defer to the contract, the law, 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.

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 led him to become a recognized author of books teaching other attorneys how to refine their legal practice.

Jay’s judicial experience as a hearing master, discovery commissioner, settlement judge, and special master is unparalleled. From 2011 to 2021, he served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Henderson Nevada Municipal Court. Starting in 2021, Jay served as the Discovery/ADR/Short Trial Commissioner for the 8th Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada. He has been a Special Master for both the Business Court Division and the Civil Division of the Eighth Judicial Court. From 2016 to 2021 Jay served as a Settlement Judge for the Nevada Supreme Court, a role in which he has resumed in 2023. Jay is available exclusively through Advanced Resolution Management for arbitrations and mediations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

—Arbitrator and Mediator, Advanced Resolution Management (2018-2021, 2023—Present))
—Settlement Judge, Supreme Court for the State of Nevada (2016—2021, 2023—present)
—Discovery/ADR/Short Trial Commissioner, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada (2021—2023)
—Member, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (2014—2021)
—Judge Pro Tempore, Henderson Municipal Court (2011—2021)
—Judge Pro Tempore, Nevada Justice Court (2021)
—Arbitrator, Clark County District Court Panel (2003—present)
—Special Master to the Business Court, Clark County District Court (2013)
—National Panelist, Complex Commercial & Employment 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 Appellate Panel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of NV (1992)
—Congressional Caseworker, United States House of Representatives, Congressman Howard C. Nielson (retired) (1989 — 1991)

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

— Volunteer Judge, NJA 1L Mock Trial Competition 2023
— Former Board Member, Capability Health
— Former Board Member, Easter Seals of Nevada
— Former Trustee, Toys 4 Smiles non—profit organization
— Children’s Attorney Project: volunteer attorney providing counsel, advice and representation to abused and neglected children, 2012–2021, 2023–Present
— Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2005–Present
— Youth leader: Troop 462, Boy Scouts of America: Charter Organization head, 2006–2011. Scoutmaster 2002—2004, 2011—2013, Troop Committee, 2002—2005, Assistant Scoutmaster 2014–2016
— Girl Scouts of Frontier Council: Nominating Committee, 2002–2003
— Little League and Henderson Baseball Association Coach, 1997–2003

HONORS AND AWARDS

— Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America, 2021 Arbitration
— Vegas Inc’s Top Lawyer 2020, Labor and Employment
— Top 100 List: Mountain States Super Lawyers, in Business Litigation and ADR (2015–2020)
— The Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration (2017–2021)
— Mountain States Super Lawyers (2014–2021)
— AV Rated, Martindale—Hubbell (Litigation, Commercial Law, and Business Law), with Client Distinction Award
— America’s Most Honored Lawyers, Top 1%, 2020
— America’s Most Honored Professionals, Top 10% (2011, 2015–2016) Top 1% (2017–2019)
— Top 100 Lawyers in the Mountain States, Salt Lake Magazine (2015–2018)
— 10.0 “Superb” Avvo.com rating, “Top Attorney” award, and Client’s Choice Award 2015
— Nevada Legal Elite 2017—2018, 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)
— The Valley’s 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” by Gladys Knight (2015)

LECTURE, TEACHINGS AND PUBLICATIONS

Books Published
· Nevada Discovery Law: A Digest, (2023 Your Legal Guides)
· A Litigator’s Guide to Drafting and Answering a Complaint in Nevada (2021 Your Legal Guides)
· Federal Court Civil Litigation Checklist (2019, 2d. Ed. Your Legal Guides)
· A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections (2019, 2d. Ed. Your Legal Guides)
· Doing Business in Nevada, a Practical Guide, co-author (2017 Howard & Howard, PLLC)
· A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Rules of Evidence (2016 Your Legal Guides)
· Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist (2010 Nevada Legal Guides, 2d. Ed. 2016, 3d. Ed. 2019 Your Legal Guides)
· A Litigator’s Guide to Nevada Evidence and Objections (2019 2d. Ed. Your Legal Guides)
· A Litigator’s Guide to Nevada Evidentiary Objections (2010 Nevada Legal Guides)
· A Litigator’s Guide to Nevada Rules of Evidence (2010 Nevada Legal Guides)
· Nevada Civil Practice Manual, Chapter 26: Pre—Judgment Remedies, co-author, State Bar of Nevada Publication (LexisNexis Matthew Bender) (5th Ed. 2005—2015)

Articles Published
· Administrative Order Regarding Deposition Behavior, Administrative Order 22—08, May 9, 2022
· Wanna Stay Out of Trouble in Discovery? Erin Lee Truman and Jay Young, Clark County Bar Communique (October 2021)
· Practicing in Nevada’s State and Federal Civil Courts: What Are the Differences? Jay Young, Nevada Lawyer (May 2020)
· The Rules of the Game: Comprehensive Amendments to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, Jay Young, Nevada Lawyer (June 2019)
· 7 Ways to Settle Your Case by Co—Negotiating With Your Mediator, Jay Young, Clark County Bar Communique (May 2019)
· Want to Better Control Your Arbitrations? 10 Steps to Writing a Better Arbitration Agreement, Jay Young, Clark County Bar Communique, April 2016
· The Expansion of Supreme Court Rule 160 (Warning: All Attorneys Are Presumed Guilty), Jay Young, Clark County Bar Communique, February 2001

Teaching
Discovery and Seeking Sanctions, 2023 Family Law Conference, sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada
South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. March 4, 2023
The Nuts and Bolts of Mass Actions, CLE presentation sponsored by Advanced Mass Arbitration Strategies, San Diego, California. February 23, 2023
Short Trial Pro Tempore Judge Training And Refresher, mandatory yearly short trial judge training presentation sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada. January 22, 2022, February 13, 2023
Arbitrator Training and Refresher, mandatory yearly arbitrator training presentation sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada. November 19, 2021, February 13, 2023
Deposition Training, Faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Nevada Deposition Program, Continuing Legal Education Seminar. 2008–2012, 2014–2019, 2023
Trends in Discovery, a CLE presentation sponsored by the Clark County Bar Association, given at over 120 law firms in Clark County, Nevada. 2022–2023
Best Practices in Discovery, a CLE presentation sponsored by Advanced Resolution Management and Nevada Justice Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. December 6, 2022
The Ten Commandments: The Ten Things You Need to Know Before Appearing in Front of the Discovery Commissioner, 19th Annual State Bar of Nevada Advanced Family Law Program, Las Vegas, Nevada. December 1, 2022
Discovery in Family Matters, EJDC Family Division Bench Bar meeting, November 3, 2022
Ethics CLE with Discovery Commissioners, a CLE presentation sponsored by Nevada Legal Services, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 25, 2022
Nonparty Discovery under Rule 45—Subpoenas, NJA 46th Annual Convention/Seminar. CLE presentation sponsored by the Nevada Justice Association, Denver, Colorado, September 30, 2022
The Nuts and Bolts of Mass Actions, CLE presentation sponsored by Advanced Mass Arbitration Strategies, Malibu, California. September 16, 2022
Update on ADR/Short Trial Rules, EJDC Civil Bench Bar meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. September 13, 2022
Deposition Conduct Rules – Do’s & Don’ts, CLE presentation sponsored by the Clark County Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. August 31, 2022
Deposition Behavior, EJDC Civil Bench Bar meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. June 14, 2022
Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse: the 2019 Rules of Civil Procedure and Competent, Ethical Practice, a CLE presentation sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada. May 23, 2022
Discovery Best Practices, a Handle | BAR incubator presentation of the State Bar of Nevada, April 26, 2022.
Brown Bag Trends in Discovery, EJDC CLE Training for Judges. March 3, 2022
Family Law Discovery Best Practices, EJDC Family Division Bench Bar Meeting CLE. November 3, 2022
Discovery Ethics and Best Practices, CLE sponsored by Nevada Legal Services. October 25, 2022
· 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)
· The Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Nevada, Jay Young, Nevada Law Review 85 (1998)

SPECIALTIES

• Complex Business/Commercial
• Business & Partnership Disputes
• Business Torts
• Contract
• Construction
• Construction Defect
• Discovery Disputes
• Employment
• Fiduciary Duties
• Franchise
• Fraud
• Government/Municipalities
• Health Care
• Insurance
• Landlord/Tenant
• Professional Malpractice
• Personal Injury
• Personal Services Contracts
• Premises Liability
• Product Liability
• Real Estate
• Timeshare
• Trade Secrets
• Unfair Trade Practices
• Unfair Competition and Restrictive Covenants
• Wrongful Death

LICENSES

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

EDUCATION

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

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