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Richard W. Young became an attorney after retiring from the NYPD. He was promoted to Police Sergeant in only 3 years and served in various capacities including Sergeant-In-Charge of the largest Anti-Crime Unit in New York City. A serious injury received in the line of duty cut short his career with the NYPD. His experience with law enforcement helps greatly in both criminal and civil cases.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    22 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    500 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    22 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    22 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

863 Islip Ave
Central Islip, NY, 11722-4816


NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerYoung & Young, LLP2001 - Present
Legal InternHon. John Copertino, Appellete Division, 2nd Dept.1992 - 1993
Police OfficeNew York Police Department1980 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAdmittedN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1993
Long Island University, C.W. Post CampusPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Courts1983 Civil Rights Cases2004
Invited LecturerIntentional Torts Committed by Governmant Empoloyees2003