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Melinda Young

Car accident Attorney at Hutchinson, KS

5.0   5 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 14 years
    Iowa - IA 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Melinda

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The best way to get to know me is to know why I am a lawyer. I did not grow up knowing I wanted to be a lawyer. There were no lawyers in my family, and I did not even know any lawyers. But, as my mother would tell you, two things have always driven me: standing up for anyone that has been hurt or treated unfairly, and the desire to correct an injustice in order to pave the way for a better future.

Once I discovered that as a lawyer, I could stand up for people that have been hurt and treated unfairly, I knew I had found my calling. I am proud to be a lawyer because I believe lawyers can level the playing field and ensure that everyone has a voice, not just those with power.

I was born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas. After high school, I left Hutchinson and moved around a bit, searching for my passion in life. After several years, I realized that Kansas was my home and Kansans were who I wanted to help the most. I worked full-time for Bretz Law Office as a paralegal while attending college at night. I received my undergraduate degree from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

I received my law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. During law school, I became an Editor for the Washburn Law Journal and a published author. I received the John F. Keuther Award for Outstanding Comment for my publication, Discrimination for the Sake of the Children.

After law school, I returned to Hutchinson and Bretz Law Office. In 2013, Matt and I became partners and we changed the firm name to Bretz & Young, LLC.

When I am not working for my clients, I love spending time with my husband and daughter. You can usually find any one of us performing or participating in local theatre. My husband and daughter enjoy acting and singing. I, however, have the most fun performing improv, although I am not holding my breath waiting for Whose Line Is It Anyway? is call.

I am licensed in Kansas and by the United States District Courts in Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, Illinois and Missouri. I am a member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and Kansas Women Attorneys Association. I am currently handling injury cases including car, truck and motorcycle wrecks, pedestrian and bicycle injuries, falls and other injuries on another’s property, inadequate security, nursing home, and wrongful termination.

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Posted by Murray | July 12, 2020
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Thank you
Melinda has been a wonderful and compassionate attorney. She is extremely hard working and has helped my family and me through one of the most difficult times in our lives.
Posted by Bethnay | November 11, 2018
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Highly recommend
I am still a client, but highly recommend there services. I have received the best care since my injuries and honestly don’t know what I would do with out here help.
Posted by Gabriel | February 15, 2016
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A Good Experience
I was injured while I was still a minor, so Bretz & Young helped me for a long time! When the annuity didn't pay out like it was supposed to, I called, and then I had my check in a week. I would recommend Bretz & Young!
Posted by June | January 21, 2016
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Great Injury Lawyer
I was hit by a car as a pedestrian. Bretz & Young got all of my medical bills covered and made sure I was compensated. Every time I called the paralegals and attorneys were so helpful. They even explained things to my daughter! I would recommend Melinda Young to anyone who is injured.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2012
Lawyer
Melinda represented me in 2011. She did an outstanding job and we obtained a great result. I highly recommend her.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Melinda Young Law, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bretz & Young Injury Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bretz Law Offices, LLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Cartwright, Druker, & Ryden
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Bradshaw Fowler Proctor & Fairgrave, PC
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Friends University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 4.9 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • KC Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • John F. Keuther Award for Outstanding Law Journal Comment
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • IDCA Annual Meeting
  • Iowa Appellate Case Update
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Melinda is an asset to the city of Hutchinson and its legal community. I know she treats her clients with compassion and professionalism. It's a privilege to provide her an endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Melinda Young inspired me to be an attorney. She is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and dedicated. Melinda truly cares for her clients and works tirelessly to ensure the best outcome for them. I highly recommend her services."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Ms. Young since 1997 when she was completing a paralegal degree. Since then I have observed her while she completed college and gone through law school where she was a contributing author on the Washburn Law Journal. She is an outstanding lawyer who zealously advocates for her client and wins some remarkable cases. She is a rising star in personal injury litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melinda is an extremely hard worker and incredibly smart. Her dedication to the legal profession, her devotion to her cases, and her knowledge and skill in the courtroom make her an excellent attorney."
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Hutchinson Car accident Lawyer Melinda Young
Melinda Young
Car accident Attorney
Hutchinson, KS
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available