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I am AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar. I am admitted to practice law in Florida and Kansas. I am also admitted to practice law in New Mexico, but my license there is currently inactive. I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 10th and 11th Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.



Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 60%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Ethics: 5%


Payment types:

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Contact info

Thomas Wade Young, P.L.

Post Office Box 540087
Orlando, FL, 32854-0087


NMAuthorized to practice law200606/16/2009
FLMember in Good Standing200306/21/2016
KSAuthorized to practice law199007/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Subcommittee ChairAmerican Bar Association, Litigation Section2006
President's AwardWichita Bar Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberThomas Wade Young, P.L.2010 - Present
AttorneyDempsey & Associates, P.A.2008 - 2010
Appellate CounselStatewide Guardian ad Litem Office2004 - 2008
Visiting Assistant ProfessorBarry University2002 - 2004
PartnerFoulston Siefkin LLP1990 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Professional Ethics CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Appellate Practice CommitteeChair, 2012-20132007 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules CommitteeChair, Family Law Subcommittee, 2008-20112006 - 2012
Ford-Gray County Bar AssociationPresident1997 - 2002
Wichita Bar AssociationMember1990 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
The Florida Bar JournalRuminations on the Relationship Between the Economic Loss Rule and Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty2012
The BriefsNew Rules Expedite Dependency and Parental Termination Appeals2010
The BriefsDemystifying Appellate Practice in the Ninth Judicial Circuit (with M. Brownlee)2010
Dependency Practice Manual“Guardian ad Litem Appellate Practice”2007
Kinship Care Legal Handbook, (Thomas Wade Young ed., Kin Support Project 2004)Kinship Care Legal Handbook2004
Journal of the Kansas Bar AssociationResponding to the Lament of Invisible Children: Achieving Meaningful Permanency for Foster Children (with J. Lee)2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD, Order of the Coif1990
McMurray CollegeSecondary EducationOther - Bachelors1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2016 Bench-Bar ConferenceSubcommittee Chair, Appellate Track2016
Cloud 9 Talks Professionalism and Ethics in the Virtual WorldEverybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?2014
2014 Bench-Bar ConferenceModerator, Inside the Fifth District Court of Appeal2014
Second Annual Construction Law in FloridaFlorida's Economic Loss Rule Then and Now2013
Lawyers for BreakfastFree Labor Ain't Cheap: The High Cost of Interns & Volunteers2013
Lawyers for BreakfastPPACA & SCOTUS: It’s Constitutional. Now What?2012
Nonprofit HR Affinity GroupRetaliation in Employment2011
2010 NAIC Continuing Legal Education and Annuity Sales & Suitability SeminarsJob Hazard No. 1: Ethics Complaints2010
Appellate Writs: Extraordinary Remedies to Solve Extraordinary ProblemsAll Writs: A Primer2009
Training ConferenceTrial Advocacy2007
Proving NexusProving Nexus2007
Statewide Guardian ad LitemTrials and Appeals2005
Lindsborg ConferenceCase Law Update2002
Continuing Legal EducationEthics of Billing1996