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Katherine Ann Young

Probate Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   8 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 29 years
    California - CA 28 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Katherine

Learn Katherine’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    60%
    We handle probate estates with care. If you have been named as a Personal Representative (executor) of a will, you may want assistance in completing the many steps required to successfully handling a probate matter. We will be happy to help you.

    12 years, 50 cases

  2. Wills and living wills
    20%
    We can create will packages (which include a Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and master HIPAA Release), Powers of Attorney for Financial matters, and documents to facilitate your wishes.

    29 years, 110 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    We help clients form businesses in a way that is easy, direct and cost effective for the business-owner.

    29 years, 30 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    10%
    We represent clients in severance negotiations, contract reviews, lawsuits for unpaid overtime wages, minimum wage, and unpaid sales commission.

    29 years, 260 cases

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I have practiced in Tennessee for over 28 years.  My primary focus is the probate of estates, with litigation for contested wills as part of that area of practice.  I also prepare will packages for clients which include a Last Will and Testament, a Living Will, a Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and a master HIPAA release.  I can add documents as requested, such as Durable General Powers of Attorney for financial matters, revocation of previous POAs, and Quitclaim deeds.  My litigation cases include wage and hour cases.  These cases focus on workers who have been denied overtime pay, or who have been misclassified as exempt salaried employees when they should have been non-exempt, hourly workers entitled to overtime. 

Call my office to discuss your particular situation and whether a consultation is right for you.  Some types of cases do not have an initial consultation fee, while other types of cases or matters do have a consultation fee.

I am also licensed in California (inactive).  I moved to Tennessee from San Diego in order to teach at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  I taught at UT for 9 years, with 5 of those years as an Assistant Professor and 4 years as a lecturer.  I have worked as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the State of New Mexico Human Services Department and a Civil Rights Investigator for the State of New Mexico Department of Labor Human Rights Commission. 

Awards

Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

Young Law Office, P.C.
9041 Executive Park Drive
Suite 121
Knoxville, TN, 37923

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Joyce | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won
I had Mrs Young took my cause and she did an excellent job. We won Thanks So much.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unemployment
Ms. Young was my attorney for my unemployment appeal hearing. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Told me what to expect each step of the way. Even better she won!!
Posted by Rachel | May 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
There was not once I waited over 24 hours for replies to my questions. She is sharp and knows the drill. She was great at guiding me through the process and patient with my questions. I won my appeal because she knows exactly what she is doing.
Posted by Steve | March 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenacius
That is the best word to describe her. She works very hard for her clients! She worked to make the best of a very complex set of issues, resulting in a settlement for me.
Posted by Jannett | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My mother's estate became quite complicated
I hired Ms. Young in May of 2015 to handle my mother's estate and I'm so glad I did. My brothers and I did not live in Tennessee and unfortunately mom died just days before she was supposed to close on the sale of her house. We were going to move her to Washington state where I live. Her untimely death complicated the sale and Ms. Young handled it. She was always quick to return my calls, answered my questions, and was always pleasant and professional. I highly recommend her if you have estate/probate needs.
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Posted by Melinda | January 19, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Katherine is a excellent attorney. She represented me in a legal matter. Katherine not only knows the law but cares about her clients. She kept me informed and explained everything to me in terms I could understand. Katherine also helped my husband and I draw up are wills, living wills and all documents we needed to insure our estate was left exactly the way we wanted. She made sure every detail was taken care of per our wishes. Katherine is an honest, hardworking, knowledgeable attorney. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Josh | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great
Professional, precise and she knows the law. She made the process as pleasant as possible and was on top of things.
Posted by Chris | January 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Primary motivation is excellence in practice
I first hired attorney Katherine Young to create a will, living will, and durable power of attorney for health care. From the very beginning it was obvious to me that Ms. Young's primary motivation is excellence in practice... providing the very best possible legal advice and assistance to meet her client's needs. At a later time, as the executor of a deceased friend's will and being retired with a lot of time on my hands, I thought I would be able to handle the probate of the estate by myself. When things got too complicated I turned to Katherine Young again. She readily assessed the situation, summed up what remained to be done, and outlined a plan for completion. Her knowledge and experience, combined with her calm and confident demeanor, inspired my trust and I turned everything over to her with total peace of mind. Ms. Young kept me apprised of her progress, kept a detailed record, sent me copies of everything she did, and was very quick to respond to my questions. She is awesome and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Young Law Offices, P.C
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Montpelier & Young, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2011
  • Assistant Professor & Adjunct Professor
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • 1994 - 2005

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • St Catherine University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Roberts-Banks v. Family Dollar of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Plaintiff prevailed.
  • TN. Dept. of Transportation v. Lauderdale
  • Grievant prevailed.
  • Bowman v. PHP Companies
  • Plaintiff prevailed after a federal jury trial.
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Associations

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Knoxville CityView Magazine
  • 2020
  • Knoxville Top Attorneys
  • Cityview Magazine
  • 2019
  • Knoxville Top Attorneys
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney - Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Labor & Employment, Employee
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Cornell Quarterly
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Employees
  • 1997
  • Annual Conference for Women in Higher Education
  • Recent Court Decisions On Sexual Harassment
  • 1996
  • Scholarly Writing
  • The Workplace Fairness Act: A Chance to Balance the Rights of Labor and Management
  • 1993
  • CHRIE Annual Conference
  • Wake Up and Smell the Smoke: A Wake-Up Call for the Hospitality Industry
  • N/A
  • CHRIE Annual Conference
  • Prevention of Foodborne Illness Liability for Industry Members
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Bench/Bar Conference
  • Issues in Employment Law
  • 2019
  • Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now
  • Wage and Benefit Issues
  • 2018
  • A Practical Guide to Federal Court
  • Pleadings in Federal Court: Practically Applying the Federal Rules
  • 2016
  • A Practical Guide to Federal Court
  • The New Federal Rules
  • 2016
  • Representing Your Client in Federal Court
  • Testimony Tactics
  • 2014
  • Representing Your Client in Federal Court
  • Developing a Successful Trial Strategy
  • 2014
  • Administrative Law in Tennessee
  • Witness Preparation Strategies
  • 2013
  • Administrative Law in Tennessee
  • Initial Client Consultation
  • 2013
  • Administrative Law in Tennessee
  • Discovery and Evidentiary Issues
  • 2013
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • 2012
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Retaliation Claims
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Katherine
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katherine and I have worked together on several employment matters over the years. She does an outstanding job for her clients. I endorse Katherine without any reservations."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Young is knowledgeable and an excellent lawyer. I have referred to her several times."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Knoxville Probate Lawyer Katherine Ann Young
Katherine Ann Young
Probate Attorney
Knoxville, TN
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available