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Lance C. Young

Class action Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1994
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lance

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Practice areas
  1. Class action
    I represent investors, employees, consumers, and other injured parties in class actions and multidistrict proceedings involving violations of federal and state securities, antitrust, wage and hour, and consumer protection laws.

    30 years, 85 cases

  2. Antitrust and trade law
    I litigate direct and indirect purchaser price-fixing cases under the federal Sherman Act along with pyramid scheme/multilevel marketing cases under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

    30 years, 12 cases

  3. Consumer protection
    I specialize in in the mislabeling and/or fraudulent labeling of consumer products along with cases involving overcharges, unauthorized fees, or any breach of warranty.

    30 years, 45 cases

  4. Employment and labor
    I represent groups of employees in minimum wage and overtime collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

    13 years, 51 cases

  5. Securities and investment fraud
    I represent investors in securities fraud class actions including cases involving misleading offering statements, self dealing, restatements of financial results, unfair mergers, or demutualizations.

    30 years, 22 cases

Lance Young is a senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., and co-chairs the firm’s Complex Litigation Department. For almost twenty years, Lance has successfully represented investors, employees, consumers, and other injured parties in high-profile class actions and multidistrict proceedings involving violations of federal and state securities, antitrust, wage and hour, and consumer protection laws. 

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Sommers Schwartz PC
1 Towne Sq Ste 1700
Southfield, MI, 48076-3739

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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Lance gives excellent advice that is well thought out and personalized. He plans for alternate scenarios and makes sure his clients are well informed.
Posted by Valerie | January 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I consulted with Lance about a class action. Lance is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He was able to explain things thoroughly and in a way that is easy to understand. I highly recommend him!


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Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Sommers Schwartz, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Lance C. Young
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Elwood Simon & Associates, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2005


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD
  • 1994
  • University of Michigan
  • MBA
  • 1993
  • Michigan State University
  • BA
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carter v. Allstate Insurance Co
  • $22.5 million
  • In Re Bank One Securities Litigation
  • $120 million
  • In Re Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation
  • $80 million
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  • Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Treasurer and Past President
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Commercial Law
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1994

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Class action Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lance is an outstanding class action litigation attorney. I have seen him go above and beyond to ensure that his client's get superb representation. He is one of the most gifted litigators I have had the pleasure of working with. I highly recommend him for any consumer protection, Antitrust, securities or employment related case. Lance is a wonderful asset and resource to the legal profession."
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Southfield Class action Lawyer Lance C. Young
Lance C. Young
Class action Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 29 years