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Adam D Young

General practice Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   10 reviews

About Adam

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I was selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, which is an invitation-only organization that recognizes the top 100 trial lawyers in each state.  During law school, I worked for the Navy JAG, NCIS division in Washington, DC and also clerked for the United States Attorney's Office in Charleston. After graduating from law school, I began my legal career at the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office, focusing my efforts on prosecuting criminal domestic violence cases. Starting my career focusing specifically on prosecuting criminal domestic violence cases provided me with a unique opportunity to learn from the ground up the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, including the experience negotiating pleas and trying countless bench trials. I was promoted to the violent crime team where I seized the opportunity to handle all types of violent crimes, ranging from assault and battery to drug crimes to armed robberies to attempted murder cases.

I have also successfully represented personal injury clients in negotiations, mediations and litigation of their claims. I provide a personalized approach towards personal injury cases by not working for big insurance companies or corporate clients. I work for the individual client and focusing on their needs. My goal is to make sure his clients receive the maximum compensation available, whether that means a trial or through successful pretrial negotiations.

In addition to my personal injury and criminal defense clients, I am the legal advisor for Hunting for Healing Inc., which is a charitable organization aimed at providing positive outdoor events and hunts for disabled United States military veterans and spouses.  I counsel the organization on legal issues to ensure Hunting for Healing can best serve the military community.  I also work as a prosecutor for the city of Folly Beach. As a Folly Beach prosecutor, I have gained insight and experience that is ultimately beneficial to my private clients. Courtroom exposure, a sharpened skill set and building a strong reputation as a trial attorney are only a few client benefits. Additionally, this experience has provided me with knowledge regarding what is needed by a prosecutor to convict or prove a case- which, in turn, helps me understand what is necessary in building the strongest defense possible.

Licensed for 14 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 06/08/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/24/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Young & Young, Attorneys at Law
99 Spring Street #C
Charleston, SC, 29403-1435

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Posted by Jake | September 25, 2021
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Charleston
Adam Young saved my life. I was charged with two charges that would’ve ruined my professional life. My arresting officer seemed to like me and told me to hire Adam if I had the money to do so. It was the best money I’ve spent in my entire life. Within a few months Adam Young got both of my charges dropped and expunged, and I got my life back without having to go to a single court hearing or worry about any details of my case (because he confidently told me I’m not going to go to jail and my charges would be dropped upon hiring him.) He also did the same thing for my girlfriend a few months later. He’s the best criminal defense attorney money can buy in the Charleston area.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2021
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BEST of the Best
There are some people who make a huge difference in your life direction. Adam Young, thanks to his wisdom, confidence, professionalism and compassion, is one of those people. A family member was wrongly accused and Adam did what was necessary to have the charge dropped and record expunged. We will be forever grateful for him and his abilities as the BEST defense attorney in Charleston.
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Posted by Michelle | January 18, 2019
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Michelle and John Allen
Adam is professional and to the point and gets the job done with positivity, confidence and dedication to the needs of his clients and their families. He adds a warm, personal touch that is very endearing but takes affirmative action which exudes success. Top shelf without a doubt. I highly recommend his services and would not hesitate to call on him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Charles | October 10, 2018
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Hands down best lawyer in Charleston
Adam Young and Kelly Young's experts in criminal law was unmatched in the Charleston community. Their knowledge and connections got me the best results. By far the best lawyer that I have ever hired. He's a little bit more expensive for a DUI then everyone else in town but worth every dollar.
Posted by Eric | December 19, 2016
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Huge Help
I recently hired Adam Young by referral of a few friends. He was a huge help in getting my issue referred and hopefully dismissed. Great guy, good guy, and he took care of everything; I didn't have to miss any work to go to court.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2016
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Personable and Potent.
I was a College of Charleston student. I had three arrests, all of which I hired attorney David Aylor for. I never actually met David, and never was able to successfully get my charges dropped. I decided to take my charges to Adam Young. Not only was he able to have all charges expunged, he was incredibly personable, communicative, and potent. I found myself with a clean record within 3 months of hiring Adam Young. Best lawyer in Charleston.
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Posted by David S | August 25, 2015
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An excellent representative!
I had a recent case against me, and turned to adam young to help me. Im from florida and live in florida. I never got the honor of meeting him unfortunately. Yet, still being over 500 miles away, and only communicating by phone, he helped me fix my legal troubles in Charleston SC immensely. I'm honored to have been represented by him, and I wish to only thank him more.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Criminal Crimen
in today's society it's very hard to take someone's word. Well, Adam Young representing me sure proved me wrong . Through his hard work in what he does I am proud to have hired him and I gatauntee you won't regret chosing Mr. Young. Glad I am stress free of all court visits as well as charges that could've been placed on my record for possibly forever . Adam Young is who you want to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
I highly advise one to use Adam Young for troubles with the law in Charleston
Adam Young is an excellent lawyer. I made a few mistakes with underage drinking tickets and Adam stepped in to take care of everything. He never made promises he could not keep and was always there for me, no matter the time of day. I did not have to call his secretary or an associate lawyer, he always made him self available, to my self or my parents via calls, texts, emails ANYTHING!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2015
Delivered as promised
I have no past criminal record and was caught up in sweep while visiting Charleston. It could have been the worst day of my life personally and professionally, however, Adam was able to handle it in the most discreet manner. He set me at ease, explained how the process would work and delivered as promised. He kept me up to date through every step responded to every inquiry I had within the same day. I am very grateful. Simply couldn't ask for more.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Adam Young Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Folly Beach, City Prosecutor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • 9th Circuit Solicitors Office
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Navy Judge Advocate General Corps
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Us Attorneys Office
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Dept of Justice-Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2008
  • James Madison University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • 2004

Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Local Law Enforcement Event
  • Search and Seizures
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Adam is a tireless and effective advocate and litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam does an excellent job for his clients. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam (and his wife / law partner Kelly) is an excellent attorney. affable, intelligent, experienced, knowledgeable - anyone finding themselves needing legal counsel would do well to hire the Young and Young team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Adam on a wide variety of cases on the same and opposite sides of the aisle. No matter the case or our respective interests, Adam's professionalism is top notch. He is always fair and wonderful to work with. I highly endorse Adam and his law firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young is an impressive attorney who tirelessly fights for his client's rights. I am proud to know him and would highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young is as reliable as they come. As a fellow attorney, if I ever need help or advise, he's the first person I call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable in his field of practice and works tirelessly to protect his client's rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Adam Young. He is an excellent attorney that works extremely hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is always there for his clients. He is a dedicated lawyer and extraordinary in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is knowledgeable and experienced in many areas of law. He is exceptionally skillful in the area of criminal defense and personal injury. I practice in Virginia, but when I have clients needing assistance in South Carolina, I always send them to the Adam Young Law Firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have tried several cases with Mr. Young and can personally vouch for the fact that he is a top-notch trial attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Charleston General practice Lawyer Adam D Young
Adam D Young
General practice Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 14 years
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