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William B. Young Jr.


Practice Areas

  • Securities Fraud/Brokerage Firm Negligence
  • Mediation

Education: Mr. Young received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Rollins College in 1982; a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in 1992; and Juris Doctorate degree from Barry University School of Law in 2004.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Young spent over eight years working in the securities industry. During that time period, he was a Vice President at a global securities and money management firm located in Winter Park, Florida, holding licenses as a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7), a Registered Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65), a Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63) and Florida Insurance and Variable Annuity.

Mr. Young joined the firm of Colling Gilbert Wright in September 2006 after spending several years practicing plaintiff-side securities litigation with Hooper & Weiss, LLC. He continues to focus his practice on assisting clients with recouping investment losses due to brokerage firm negligence and fraud.

Mr. Young also serves as a County Court Mediator in the Orange County Florida Court System. The Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association recognized Mr. Young for exceptional pro bono service in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Mr. Young has personally litigated and resolved over 600 hundred FINRA (formerly NASD) arbitration Claims, many resulting in Claimants receiving monetary awards through live arbitration hearings.

Additionally, Mr. Young serves as Co-Chair of the AAJ Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group, was the 2020 recipient of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA) Outstanding Service Award and currently services on the PIABA Board of Directors.

In 2015, Attorney Young became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Membership in this prestigious group is reserved for attorneys who have achieved a verdict or settlement in one or more cases where the award met or exceeded $1 million – a distinction enjoyed by only 1% of trial attorneys in the United States. 

Bar Admissions: 

  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2005


Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma – Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business

Professional Associations and Memberships: 

American Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America); Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association; Association for Conflict Resolution; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Dispute Resolution Arbitrator and Florida Supreme Court certified County Court Mediator; The Million Dollar Advocates Forum.