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Richard Davis Younts

Military law Attorney at Lemoyne, PA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as R. Davis Younts

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Richard

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Christian, husband, homeschool dad, and former military officer providing strategic legal guidance and expert criminal defense to military, federal law enforcement, and other patriots. My passion for justice and compassion for people is based on the belief that all of us are created in the image of God and endowed by our creator with inalienable rights. I am on the frontlines of the battle to defeat tyranny and preserve freedom. No King but Christ!

A former prosecutor, JAG, and number one ranked Senior Defense Counsel in the Air Force, who dedicates his practice to providing strategic criminal defense services in military, federal, and state court.

Attorney Younts has served as a military officer and thought leader in trial advocacy and military criminal justice. As a JAG officer, Younts served as a prosecutor, defense attorney, command legal advisor, senior legal advisor to deployed commanders, and general officers. In addition to his involvement in over 100 courts-martial, Younts served as the Chief of the Military Justice Division at the Air Force JAG School where he taught trial advocacy and military justice to JAGs from all branches of the service. Younts combines the skills of a passionate and award-winning trial attorney with his experience as a military officer to provide thoughtful and strategic criminal defense.

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R. Davis Younts, Esq.
26 North 9th Street
Lemoyne, PA, 17043
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San Antonio
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Fayetteville, NC, 28301
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Posted by Darrell | January 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
*** Best Attorney Around *** Pro-Military *** True, Honest Professional
I highly recommend Mr. Younts for any military legal case. There is something to be said of how Mr. Younts was able to listen to my case and ultimately wholeheartedly believe in me. There are no words of mine that can bestow my highest gratitude or praise. I am extremely proud to know there are true Hero’s like Mr. Younts to ensure both sides of the story are explained to the exquisite details as he has done for me. I will always treasure Mr. Younts’ words of wisdom. As there was a time, I was at a loss of what to do. This was a true test for me and I am a much better person through this all due to his guidance.
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Posted by Jim | May 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I hired Mr. Younts firm to represent me in a serious, difficult matter and I was extremely pleased with the hard work, dedication, and effort displayed. Mr. Younts gave excellent personal service, answered all of my concerns, and did an excellent job during my hearing making a reasoned argument and guiding me personally during a difficult and unfamiliar process. I would most definitely hire him again and encourage others to hire him for his expertise and excellent work.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2016
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A military attorney who will fight on your behalf
Davis took the time to fight on my behalf against a military chain of command that was out of control. They did everything in their power to destroy my career and my life. I felt powerless every time my chain of command attacked me. I contacted Davis who immediately put me at ease. He aggressively pursued every available option to save my career. He evaluated my performance as a member of the military as well as holistically evaluated the circumstances surrounding the absurd non-judicial punishment, and it was clear that I was being singled out. He sought justice towards those trying to ruin the life of someone who has completed combat deployments as reprisal for making a protected communication. Almost immediately, life has changed for the better. Although the proceedings are not complete, I feel better at work. He is RESPONSIVE. He is COMPASSIONATE. He has seen injustice in the military, and as a current commissioned Judge Advocate, he will not stand for it. Davis believes in the military ethos and their core values. If you are faced with a situation involving a chain of command that is abusing their power, disrespecting the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, or is clearly out of control, then R. Davis Younts is the right attorney to fight on your behalf. Davis, thank you for everything you are doing for us.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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Mr. Younts is simply the best!
Mr. Younts has set the bar incredibly high--his intellect, skill, keen mind, personable nature and passion for law are unprecedented. He did an outstanding job providing legal counsel and representing me throughout my case. I was so impressed with how quickly he got back with my emails and phone calls, even making himself available on weekends. His work ethic and moral compass are admirable and I trust him and would recommend him to my friends and family. I am most grateful for Mr. Younts and highly recommend this incredible lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2016
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Dedicated Professional
Mr. Younts was an outstanding attorney for me. He fought hard and saved my military career. Tireless work ethic. I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • R. Davis Younts, Esquire
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pennsylvania National Guard
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Chief, Military Justice, Judge Advocate General's School
  • United States Air Force JAG Corps
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Senior Defense Counsel
  • United States Air Force JAG Corps
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • Air University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2010
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Liberty University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. M.R.
  • Full acquittal
  • U.S. v. R.M.
  • Full acquittal
  • LRM v. Kastenberg
  • Successful Appeal
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Associations

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Home School Legal Defense Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Order of Barristers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2015
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • United States Air Force
  • 2012
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • United States Air Force
  • 2012
  • Global War on Terror Service Medal
  • United States Air Force
  • 2005
  • AFJAGs Outstanding Trial Advocacy Award
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2003
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • United States Air Force
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Trial Advocate
  • Order of the Barristers
  • 2002
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Publications

  • The Air Force Judge Advocate General's School
  • Editor - The Military Commander and the Law
  • 2012
  • The Reporter (Office of the Judge Advocate General)
  • Orders and The Oath
  • 2012
  • The Reporter (Office of the Judge Advocate General)
  • Pre-Trial Witness Interviews
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Veteran's Day CLE
  • Military Justice
  • 2018
  • Training by Reservists in Trial Advocacy and Litigation Skills
  • Cross Examination
  • 2015
  • Training by Reservists in Trial Advocacy and Litigation Skills
  • Presenting Evidence at Trial
  • 2014
  • Training by Reservists in Trial Advocacy and Litigation
  • Writing Winning Motions
  • 2014
  • House Bill 1013 Hearings Before the Pennsylvania House Education Committee
  • Equitable Treatment of Home Educated Students in Pennsylvania
  • 2014
  • Advance Sexual Assault Litigation Training
  • Court-Martial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Trial and Defense Advocacy Conference
  • Effective Closing Argument
  • 2012
  • Trial and Defense Advocacy Conference
  • Cross Examination of Witnesses
  • 2011
  • Trial and Defense Advocacy Conference
  • Effective Use of Expert Witness at Trial
  • 2010
  • Army Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Conference
  • Sexual Assault Litigation
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
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Military law Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Younts is someone that I actually had the pleasure of learning from, as a litigator. He was an instructor at the Air Force JAG school, preparing the newest JAG officers for one of their main functions, litigating cases. Though I had a history of practice already, and had taught trial practice at Creighton law for 4 years, I still learned a great deal from this very thoughtful and tenacious litigator."
Military law Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have practiced law in the same community with R. Davis Younts for almost a decade. Davis is a consummate professional and advocate. Every client, cause, or case Davis represents is at the highest caliber. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Davis is an outstanding attorney and advocate. He is hard-working, cares about his clients, and has superior courtroom skills. I recommend him to anyone in need!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Davis' reputation within the JAG Corps was second to none. He is a top-shelf defense attorney and litigator. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend him on any criminal matter."
Military law Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Younts was instructor at the JAG School, where I learned much during the advanced trial advocacy course and other courses. He had an excellent reputation within the community for legal knowledge, professionalism, and integrity. I endorse him!"
Military law Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Younts and I were on active duty at the same time, and both members of the military defense community. While I never had the pleasure of trying a case with him, his reputation in the Air Force as a defense counsel was absolutely excellent."
Military law Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Davis is top-notch, truly best of the best."
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