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John Young, Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney, represents folks being investigated for or accused of criminal conduct in state and Federal Courts across West Texas.  From his offices in Sweetwater, San Angelo and Abilene, John maintains an active trial practice fighting the fight for those who, for whatever reason, cannot fight for themselves.  When your life, liberty and family are on the line, John's tenacious advocacy will insure a level playing field for you and your family.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Paul Sadler

    John is very knowledgeable and a skilled criminal defense attorney. I have found him to be very passionate about his work and helping his clients. He gets results. I highly recommend him.


    James Sadler Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of John S. Young, P.C.

105 East Third Street
Post Office Box 868
Sweetwater, TX, 79556-0868

Law Offices of John S. Young, P.C.

202 Beauregard, Suite A
San Angelo, TX, 76903-5884

Law Offices John S. Young, P.C.

1057 South Third
Abilene, TX, 79602



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerLaw Offices of John S. Young, P.C.1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Concho Valley Criminal Defense Lawyer’s AssociationMember2003 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationDirector2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Criminal Defense LawyerMember2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Educational Institute Executive CommitteeMember2004 - 2005
State Bar of Texas, Grievance CommitteeChairman2002 - 2002
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAssociate Director2000 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Tactics: Final Argument; Trial of Child Sex Cases; Attacking Sexual Abuse Examinations; Evidence and EthicsVarious Papers for presentation at CLE seminarsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy TrainingAvoiding the grievance Before it is Filed: A New Perspective on the Attorney Client Relationship2004
Legal and Forensic Issues in Child Abuse Cases SeminarWhat Every Criminal Practitioner Should Know About Sexual Assault Examinations2003
Evidence for the 21st Century SeminarArticles IX and X, Texas Rules of Evidence2003
Attacking Forensic Evidence and Child Abuse Allegations SeminarAttacking Sexual Abuse Examinations2001
CDLP Hits the Beach Practice SeminarFinal ArgumentsN/A