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Rated as one of the top 100 attorneys in the Mountain States by both Super Lawyers and the Salt Lake Magazine, Mr. Young is a shareholder whose practice focuses on general civil, commercial (business disputes), and real estate litigation. Jay is recognized by judges and other attorneys as an AV® Preeminent™ attorney, earning the highest score possible in the national publication Martindale-Hubbell's peer ratings in "Litigation, Commercial Law and Business Law." Jay is known as a master courtroom advocate, a judge, a private arbitrator and mediator, and a respected author of legal books. Outside the courtroom, Mr. Young is a GRAMMY® Award winning singer.


Mr. Young is only the second attorney in the State of Nevada to be given the prestigious "Master Advocate" designation by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, recognizing his skills as a litigator and as a teacher of trial and oral advocacy skills to other attorneys. These skills have lead Mr. Young to become a recognized author of books teaching other attorneys how to refine their legal practice.


Mr. Young is also recognized for his ability to resolve disputes. He is a Judge Pro Tem at the Henderson, Nevada, Municipal Court. He has been chosen as an arbitrator or mediator in hundreds of business and personal disputes (ownership, contract, injury, real estate disputes, etc.). He is also a well-known and respected small business consultant. Mr. Young combines keen attention to detail with a broad perspective of the business world as well as the litigation process to assist his clients in solving their business disputes as quickly and economically as possible. Just as important to clients, he adds value in the contract creation stage of business relations to avoid possible problems.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Arbitration: 15%
    15 years, 250 cases
  3. Business: 10%
    22 years, 500 cases
  4. Bankruptcy: 5%
    21 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Candice E Renka

    Jay is an excellent litigator. He is zealous in pursuing his client's interests, and his knowledge of the law is impressive. Between his excellent writing and absolute ease in the courtroom, Jay's litigation skills are beyond compare.


    Candice Renka Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Matthew T. Cecil

    I worked with Jay on several matters. Jay is an honest person with real integrity. He also happens to be an excellent attorney. Jay is tenacious with superb litigation and trial skills. I witnessed him find cracks and holes in testimony and expose witness' misreprestations time and time again. If you need a fierce litigator, then I recommend Jay Young.


    Matthew Cecil Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyer2016
Top 100 LawyersMountain States Super Lawyers2016
Top 100 LawyersMountain States Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 LawyersSalt Lake Magazine2015
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2015
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2014
Desert Companion MagazineTop Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top LawyersMYVEGAS Magazine2013
Top LawyerVegas Inc. Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 10% National AwardAmerica's Most Honored Professionals2011
Nevada Business MagazineLegal Elite2009
Master AdvocateNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2009
Top 1%--Nevada's Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2009
2005 Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album48th Annual GRAMMY®2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member, Litigation Attorney, Arbitrator, and MediatorHoward & Howard Attorneys2014 - Present
MediatorAmerican Arbitration Association2014 - Present
ArbitratorAmerican Arbitration Association2012 - Present
Judge Pro TemMunicipal Court, City of Henderson, Nevada2011 - Present
ArbitratorEighth Judicial Circuit Court, Clark County, Nevada2003 - Present
ShareholderMarquis Aurbach Coffing2000 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCommunity College of Southern Nevada1995 - 1996
AssociateMarquis Aurbach Coffing1995 - 1999
AssociateMcDonald Carano Wilson1994 - 1995
Summer AssociateMcDonald Carano Wilson1993 - 1993
Judicial Extern9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel1992 - 1992
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court Of Nevada1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of NevadaN/AN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rose Rosequist v. Nevada Bell, U.S. District Court ( Nevada )Nevada Bell settled the matter, and re-wired the entire valley, built a new substation, and provided service to all its residents.
China Northeast Petroleum Holdings, Ltd. v. Topworth, U.S. District Court ( Nevada )Obtained dismissal of Action for Injunction and Damages for alleged fraud in issuance of stock.
Syncor Int'l v. Biotech Pharmacy, Inc., U.S. District Court ( Nevada )Matter settled shortly after Marquis & Aurbach obtained favorable ruling on motion for partial judgment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada Legal GuidesNevada State Litigation Checklist2010
Nevada Legal GuidesA Litigator's Guide to Nevada Evidentiary Objections2010
Nevada Legal GuidesA Litigator's Guide to Nevada Rules of Evidence2010
State Bar of NevadaNevada Civil Practice Manual (Co-Author)2005
Communique (Clark County Bar)The Expansion of Supreme Court Rule 160 (Warning: All Attorneys Are Presumed Guilty)2001
CCIM PerspectiveI've Been Sued! Now What?2001
Nevada Law ReviewThe Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Nevada1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2016
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2015
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2014
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2012
Business Contracts A to ZNon-competition Agreements, Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property, and Breach of Contract2012
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2011
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2010
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2009
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Nevada Deposition ProgramDeposition Training2008
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's In-house Trial Training programTrial Advocacy Training2006
The Eviction and Judicial ProcessLandlord-Tenant Law Update2005
Residential Evictions and TrialCommercial and Residential Evictions2005
National Institute for Trial Advocacy's In-house Deposition Training programDeposition Training2005
Landlord-Tenant Law UpdateThe Eviction and Judicial Process2005
Commercial and Residential EvictionsResidential Evictions and Trial2005
Commercial Leases: Drafting, Enforcing, and Other Critical IssuesWhen a Tenant Files Bankruptcy2004
Paralegal Training ProgramConstitutional Law Seminar1996
Las Vegas Seminar to Property Managers, Homeowner Association Boards, and HomeownersProtecting the Homeowners Association1995