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William James Young

Criminal defense Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   32 reviews

Licensed for 8 years

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Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    I represent people in virtually every level of legal proceeding - from simple misdemeanors to complex felony cases.

    8 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    I am an experienced Idaho DUI attorney.

    8 years

  3. Juvenile law
    5%

    8 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

  5. Violent crime
    4%

  6. Expungement
    2%

  7. Sex crime
    2%

  8. Federal crime
    1%

  9. White collar crime
    1%

I am hungry, hardworking, and ready to fight for you!

Your case is important. Client satisfaction is my first priority. I work each case as if it was my own. Your case is my case.

I keep a small caseload. This means that I limit how many cases I take at a time. Instead of attempting to maximize profits by taking on every potential case, I turn many away. I do this so I can give each client the attention they deserve.

I work hard for my clients. When you hire an attorney you trust them with your freedom, your livelihood, your well-being, and your future. I take this responsibility seriously. I will not sell you a list of unachievable promises. I will not charge you thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs and fees. I will work hard. I will devote myself to getting the best possible result in your case.

I will fight for you. No matter the situation, I am honored to fight for the needs and desires of my clients. Every case is a fight and every client has something important at stake. I will not back down. I will not be bullied. I put my blood, sweat, and tears into every case I take. I will fight - tooth and nail - to get you the result you deserve.

Take your case to trial! Getting the result you deserve may require a trial. I am an experienced trial attorney with a record of success. Many attorneys are scared or insecure in the courtroom. I love being in the courtroom! Still other attorneys consider themselves too busy to take every "small" case to trial; they would rather settle your case then make the extra effort. This can result in clients settling their case for less than they deserve. I will not let this happen. Let me fight for you.

Don't merely rely on the grey in someone’s hair or their years in practice when hiring an attorney; this can lead you to spend more money on an attorney who is bored, jaded, overworked, and just going through the motions. Make sure you receive the proper attention and respect you deserve. You can hire someone who is older than I am or has been practicing law for longer than I have, I am happy to recommend many good local attorneys, but don't be fooled into believing that makes them any better at what they do.

I love my job. Frankly, although it is not very modest to say, I am good at my job. Don't take my word for it, read my reviews. I am good at what I do because I am hungry. I want to be the best at what I do. I want my clients to be confident that they hired the best possible attorney. I do this by working hard on every case, fighting hard for every client, and letting the results of my labor speak for themselves. Your case will get my full attention, my full effort, because I am hungry.

Give me a call. Get to know me. I am happy to discuss your case, give you my opinion, and present you with your options moving forward.

 

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Top Contributor 2016
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Licensed for 8 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/20/2022

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  32 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
William received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to reach and honest
When I met Will, the first thing I realized was that he was upfront and honest with me on what he could do for me. He didn't give me a long winded sales pitch on promises he couldn't fulfill. Will keeps a small case load so that he can pay attention to his clients and make sure they get the best representation possible. After dealing with other attorneys, I realized how great of a job Will actually did. He got one of my felony cases entirely dropped! I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He works for his clients.
After consulting several attorneys that told me i had no chance to win my case, I met with Will. He was straight forward letting me know that my chances were low, BUT that he would do everything he could. All along the way he kept me updated and continued to fight for Me. He was great about explaining everything. In the end he was able to do what I had been told could not happen. He prevailed!
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The law
Kept me informed @ all times. Explained how the law process works. Enjoyed communicating with Mr. Young. Above all he worked extremely hard on my behalf.
Posted by Roger A | November 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired William Young & Associates to help with an inattentive driving violation. It was apparent through our conversations that Will knew how to negotiate with the prosecutor to achieve the best outcome. He was willing to fight for what he thought the outcome should be and In my situation was ultimately able to get my charge dismissed. One of the things I liked was that he laid out all of the options for me but gave me the choice of what i wanted to do. He would give me his input and answer any questions. He would tell me how things should go during the hearing so I knew what to expect. Will and his staff were very professional, friendly and courteous. His Legal Assistant, Stephanie, was always courteous and efficient. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future and am very appreciative for his help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and responsive
Will took care of a inattentive driving charge and failure to appear. He handled it quickly and efficiently and answered all my questions and successfully reduced the charges to less than a speeding ticket. Very easy to talk to and thoughtful for someone with no prior legal experience.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The perfect lawyer for your situation
I first met Will right before my arraignment hearing while I was still in jail. It was obvious from the start that he was experienced and understood the stress and fear that one goes through being in jail. After that I met with him at his office to discuss my case and was given all the attention and time that you expect from a highly rated lawyer. He understands the nuances and the reality of the law. He never made me feel like he was over or under promising the results that could happen. He met me at all my court dates ahead of time to answer any questions, and let me know what to expect when we walked in. While the case was ongoing I began to receive calls from the store i shoplifted at and Will asked me for there number and said he would handle it. After that I stopped receiving those calls. I do believe that my case was resolved with a better outcome for myself than if I had just gone with a public defender. After my criminal case was settled, I received a notice of a civil case against me. Will explained to me a few options to take and wrote an eloquent letter for me to send to the recovery law firm. I never once felt alone throughout this process and truly appreciate the obvious experience, impeccable bedside manner, and active communication Will provided.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Misdemeanor Dismissal
Christi Schofield was so professional and kind. She treated me with respect. She explained the process of going through a dismissal so I knew all my options. I am very pleased with my outcome. I will contact Christi in the future if I ever need advice or help again. Thank you for all your hard work!
Posted by Mike | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will is the greatest
Will Young is the greatest. I wish I had met him in much different circumstances – like having a beer at a Boise bar. This was a traumatic situation for me and Will was assuring me that it would end better than I thought it could. He was right. From the beginning, Will made me feel like a reasonable outcome was possible and it ended just as he said he thought it would. It should have never happened but the outcome was reasonable thanks to Will. Your results may be different but I assure you it will not be because Will didn’t do his best for you. I truly trust him and think you can too.
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Posted by Ivan Ramirez | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Meeting Will and have him as my attorney was just amazing, from the start he said what to expect and worked hard to help my family and me out!! I can’t have asked for anything else did an awesome job!! Thanks Will
Posted by Ardo | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great person individually and professionally
It was a pleasure to work with Mr. William Young. He has very good analytical thinking, and I felt confident with him representing me. I always got a response to my e-mails and phone calls very fast. He is a great person individually and professionally. I would highly recommend Will, if you are looking for dependable legal help.
Posted by Tina | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in the STATE!!!
Calling William Young was the best decision I have ever made. He walked me through my situation and changed it for the better. He was patient, understanding and diligent. My future is looking better thanks to William Young. If you are looking for someone thorough, William Young is the Attorney for you. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Skyler | February 28, 2018
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Professional, helpful, and knowledgeable.
During the initial consulation with Mr. Young regarding a DUI he displayed his knowledge and made me feel comfortable with him representing me. After I made the decision to hire him at the consultation he got right to work and was very communicative throughout the whole process. I would hire him again, and I will reccomend him to any of my friends and family that were in need of a good attorney.
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Posted by Christopher | February 19, 2018
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Integrity and Professionalism Like Few Others
Mr. Young functions with integrity and professionalism seldom seen in others. Through a peculiarity in state law some three years ago we were unable to gain closure in a legal situation. Mr Young notified us only recently of his deep felt conviction that we could now gain favorable closure in that situation through the law. He had not forgotten us and has been instrumental in bringing about a complete and favorable resolution. We put our trust in him and he went above and beyond on our behalf.
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Posted by Conner | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was so grateful for his work!
In August of 2016. I was looking at doing time for violating my probation. But thankfully I asked Will to represent me on my behalf. He came out to the jail multiple times to talk with me about my case as well as kept me updated on everything. I have had other lawyers in the past but none have ever worked as hard as Will did. I am very grateful for his work and everything he did on my behalf.
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Posted by Jim Mowbray | March 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honesty and Integrity.
I contacted Will Young regarding our son who was placed in jail for some PO violations and needed answers! Will was very helpful with my questions and offered to visit my son in jail. Will, proceeded to represent my son at trial and I was very impressed with his knowledge and providing the truth to me and my son. Will, argued the case with honesty and well prepared in my son's defense! I would highly recommend Will Young! Jim
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Posted by Leilani | November 10, 2015
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Straight forward and honest
It was well worth my time and money to hire Will. If I every have any issues in the future, he will be the first one I call. He helped me with a traffic incident. He was able to turn an inattentive driving charge into a following to closely.
Posted by Greg | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I would highly recommend Will. As a young adult, Will made the legal process go by with ease, he is a great communicator and is able to give knowledgble upfront answers. More importantly Will fights hard for his clients to get them the outcomes they deserve.
Posted by Kay | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend William to anyone who needs a good attorney.
My Granddaughter got into some legal problems. William assisted us in getting her legal problems solved in a professional and timely manner. He explained our options clearly and assisted us in the steps required to go through the legal process. He was friendly and cared about the outcome of the legal problems she had. I would hire William if I needed an attorney in the future.
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Posted by Kelsey | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend William
I got into some legal problems in January of 2015. I hired William to assist me in resolving my cases and assisting me to go through the court process. William is very knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely hire William if I had any other legal problems. William went above and beyond and made me feel secure during the legal process.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Worth the Service.
Contacted William to help with a case other attorneys previously told me was impossible. William researched and prepared a way to make it happen with better than anticipated results. I am appreciative of the research and commitment William dedicated to my case and the overall kindness and respect granted to me by the entire office. Ever thankful.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • William Young and Associates
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • William James Young, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Peterson Lawyers
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Legal Clerk
  • Peterson Lawyers
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Special Asset Division Intern
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Ada County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Campaign Finance Associate
  • US Congressman Walt Minnick’s Re-election Campaign
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Idaho
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • State v. Craig Bell
  • Acquitted at trial
  • State v. April Rice
  • A verdict of Not Guilty.
  • State v. Rana Klingner
  • 7-day jury trial
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Expertise.com's 2020 list of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Expertise.com
  • 2020
  • Idaho Business Review's 2020 "Accomplished Under 40" Award
  • Idaho Business Review
  • 2020
  • Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Expertise.com's 2019 list of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Expertise.com
  • 2019
  • Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorneys And Firms
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor 2016
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award for 2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Will in the area of criminal defense. He fights for his clients and ensures, to the best of his ability, they receive as positive an outcome as possible."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is a bright and energetic lawyer who will fight for you. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not know Mr. Young personally, but I have had the opportunity to observe him in court. Solid attorney who provides quality representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is an excellent lawyer who is clearly working hard and doing what it takes to set his clients up for success."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young has established himself as an expert in the field of criminal defense and DUI defense. You will be well-served with his help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He takes each client's needs seriously and he works hard on his or her behalf. I have witnessed the time and effort William puts into each case. As a fellow attorney, I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Young is smart, dedicated, and will fight for you. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young will go the extra mile to evaluate all aspects of your case and provide an objective opinion of how to proceed."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young is intelligent and a strong advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Young for his hardworking, get-get-'em attitude. Will has persistently demonstrated a vigorous and principled approach to the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Friend
"Will is an intelligent and resilient attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. William is a solid advocate, both in and out of the courtroom. If you are looking to find someone to fight for your rights in front of a judge or persuade a jury as to the merits of your case, William will more than adequately meet your needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is a great lawyer who is extremely dedicated to fighting for the rights of all of his clients. He will work hard to ensure that his clients understand the legal process and can appreciate the steps they are taking in the case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is a fantastic lawyer that will zealously represent your interests."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young is a very intelligent lawyer with an exceptional legal mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2016
Top Contributor

William earned significant contribution points in 2016.

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Boise Criminal defense Lawyer William James Young
William James Young
Criminal defense Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation