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A native of Canton, Illinois, Mr. Young has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1985 in the Peoria office. He became a partner with the firm in 1993.
He practices in the firm's employment law practice group. He primarily focuses in the areas of workers' compensation and third-party employer liability defense. He handles all aspects of Illinois workers' compensation litigation including arbitrations, reviews and appeals. In addition, he tries civil jury cases on issues related to employer liability and lien recovery. He has been a leader in assisting employers in limiting their legal liability and speaks regularly to industry groups on workers' compensation issues.
In addition, his representation of employers has led to an expertise in immigration law. He heads the firm's immigration practice and regularly assists employers in obtaining appropriate visas for foreign national employees. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
State Courts of Illinois
United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Year of Birth: 1960
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1985
Undergraduate School: Bradley University, B.A., history, 1982
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Summa cum laude
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Peoria County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Abraham Lincoln American Inns of Court