|KS||Authorized to practice law||2009||01/07/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 4.9 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super 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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Kansas Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Washburn Law Journal||Editor & Contributor||2006|
|Washburn Law Journal||Victim's Rights v. Special Interst: A Difficult Choice for the Kansas Legislature in Its Fight to Abrogate the Collateral Source Rule||2006|
|Washburn Law Journal||Discrimination for the Sake of the Children||2005|
|Washburn University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Friends University||Business Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|IDCA Annual Meeting||Iowa Appellate Case Update||2007|
Posted by Gabriel
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
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.
Ashley Leavitt, Personal injury Attorney
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.
Matthew Bretz, Personal injury Attorney
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.