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Jeffrey Stephen Young

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   23 reviews

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    29 years, 288 cases

  2. Debt collection

    29 years, 36 cases

  3. Copyright infringement

    18 years, 10 cases

  4. Trucking accident

    29 years, 14 cases

  5. Wrongful death

    29 years, 3 cases

Licensed for 28 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/06/2022

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

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Law Offices of Jeffrey Young
1307 State St 1st FL
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


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  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Tony & Sylvia | March 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our Appreciation To Jeffery Young
Dear Jeffrey, We are so grateful for your acceptance of taking on our son’s tragic, untimely, and heartbreaking, wrongful death case. Your empathy and professional assistance and guidance in this matter was a godsend for us. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and support during our overwhelming grieving process. We will be forever indebted to you for your professional assistance during our enormous loss of our only child, and that his life did have meaning and value. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your loved ones, Tony & Sylvia
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and Thorough
Jeff helped my sister and I out with a personal injury case involving a car accident. This was my first time being in a car accident, and I felt overwhelmed by the prospect of dealing with the other party’s insurance and all of that paperwork. Jeff was a subject matter expert and really took the time to explain exactly how the process would work, how the fees would be broken down, and what sort of documentation to keep. I really appreciated the attention to detail.
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Posted by Rosanna | September 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience Overall
I was involved in an auto accident after several months of being gaslighted by the responsible parties insurance company I was unsuccessful, unable to settle my case on my own. Jeffrey Young had been recommended I reached out and explained my case. Jeffrey was very informative, patient, and professional. I would STRONGLY recommend him to anyone needing his particular services. Mr. Young was not only professional and skilled, but responsive and efficient. His skills were remarkable. He worked efficiently and effectively, I can only recommend Jeffrey Young as he is an outstanding attorney who is personable and will work hard to obtain the very best outcome for his client. I’m glad I had Jeffrey Young representing me.
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Posted by Janelle | August 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really cares and was very professional
A couple of years ago I was at a dealership in Santa Barbara to pick up a new car that I had purchased. The dealership has some outside steps that lead up to the showroom. I tripped on a step, fell down, broke my shoulder in three places and severely injured my breast. When the dealership downplayed my injuries and blamed me, I hired Jeffrey Young to represent me. We later found out that the steps were not up to code and other patrons had fallen and hurt themselves in the same location. The dealership had never corrected the problem. Jeff filed a lawsuit and settled my case in mediation to my complete satisfaction. Throughout the case, he cared for my welfare and recovery, was compassionate and kept me abreast of everything that was going on. Jeff is a great lawyer. I highly recommend him. Janelle G.
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Posted by Vanessa | March 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A Talented Lawyer with Integrity
Mr. Young represented me in a very difficult case of defamation. I was initially very nervous and scared to go forward with a lawsuit as I had never been involved in one before. However, Mr. Young not only put my nerves at ease during the process, but he restored my faith in the judicial system. Mr. Young is not only hard working, reliable, consistent, and steadfast in his duties as a lawyer, but he is also one of the most ethical and truly big-hearted people I know. He has dedicated his life to seeking justice in the world. Observing him in his practice was nothing shy of inspiring and masterful. He made a very difficult time in my life possible with his compassion for my case and his wisdom and knowledge of the law. I would recommend Jeff Young as a lawyer a million times over.
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Posted by Miho | March 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My hope came to realty with his hard work!
I had a bike accident in December 2020. I had severe damage to my front teeth and no clue to how find the driver that caused it, she didn't gave me any information. Fortunately, there was a video camera at the site that recorded the accident. Plus, my friend posted about it on SNS. Finally I found the driver, which took a month. However, she denied fault. It was not easy to negotiate. Jeff asked me to write everything about the accident details and my feelings. My dentist also helped us with paper works. Jeff encouraged me a lot during that time and he tried to further negotiate with her insurance company. Finally we won and got more than I expected. I really thank Jeff's hard work and compassion. I am from Japan and It was very hard for me having an accident like this abroad as a second language speaker. Jeff was always patient with me. He is very friendly and care for his clients very much, always responds quick by phone or text. Very reliable attorney. Thank you Jeff!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly professional and really cares
I spoke with Jeff Young recently and he was kind, an excellent listener, and highly professional. He is also incredibly knowledgeable about the law and has developed an excellent reputation. I would recommend his services without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Injury claim, and property damage
I was in a bad car accident in my prized mustang, which left me injured, and my vehicle ruined. I was left with a hard realization that I would not be receiving any compensation for any of my injuries and property damage. Until I was referred to Jeffrey Young and begin to explain my case. To my complete supprise, I was taken back by the power and capability of Jeffrey Young. I was not expecting anything close to the agreed settlement. Thank you again Jeff!
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Posted by PATRICK Diamante | April 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best experience ever
Jeffery Young shows not only his expertise in dealing the legal aspects of my case, he clearly understands and speaks with compassion to the emotional and physical pain and suffering. He thoroughly researched my case, presented detailed findings to Medicare/Medi Cal and private insurance companies. His efforts resulted in the very best possible outcome pertaining to my medical lien amounts and final settlement. Mr. Young is caring, exhaustive in his dedication to each and every case presented to him, and dedicated to your best possible financial compensation.
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Posted by Donna | February 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very supportive and knowledgeable
From the beginning Mr Young was easy to talk to. He asked a lot of questions and made me feel at ease even though I was going through a difficult time after my accident. He always kept in touch about the proceedings and returned phone calls quickly. I could not be happier with the results. I am deeply appreciative of his high quality practice and commitment to his clients
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Posted by Thomas | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hip recall
I was very pleased with My Young's work. He explained the process in how we needed to move forward with the case. He kept me advised although out the process with emails and was very clear and concise in what he said. If I need an attorney in the future, I feel conformable in that I know who I am dealing with. In addition, I have already referred him to a friend of mine. Thomas Schmidt Santa Barbara
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
I contacted Jeffrey after being hit by a truck and horse trailer. 5 days hospitalization, with extensive recovery and physical therapy. Jeffrey was proactive and helpful from minute one. He pushed for the most satisfactory settlement, while being fair and professional.
Posted by Maryanne | September 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Jeff gave me great advice and helped me through the legal process after I was hit by a truck on the freeway on my way to work. He was respectful of my wishes and always explained things to me clearly and gave me sound advice. When the defense forced us to go to court, Jeff succeeding in obtaining a verdict that the defense was 100% responsible for the accident and he secured a settlement that was considerably more than I had offered to settle for outside of court. He is honest and conscientious and has a great deal of moral integrity. He gave my case a lot of time and attention and was always there when I needed him.
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Posted by Helga | August 28, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer!
Jeffrey S. Young handled my automobile personal injury case about two years ago. I found Jeff to be personable, respectful and knowledgeable, and I was impressed specifically by his attention to maintaining communication between us at all times. I always felt that Jeff was focused and dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome in my case. I am happy to recommend Jeffrey Young as an outstanding lawyer and a person of high integrity.
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Posted by Jerry | September 29, 2013
Motorcycle Accident
Mr. Young was very thorough and detailed. He always kept me informed and gave excellent advice. I really appreciate his expertise in dealing with my case and most importantly he always kept his word.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2013
I am so glad we found Jeff Young! Meticulous, Persistent, Thorough
We purchased a home next door to a piece of property that had been a gas station about twenty years prior. When the tanks of the gas station were dug up in the 1990s, an ongoing leak was discovered that had contaminated the soil and groundwater under that property. The County had ordered a cleanup of the soil of that property, and when we purchased the home we were told the cleanup had been completed. About a year and half later, my husband came down with encephalitis, while I continued to experience fertility issues. At that time when a new potential buyer of the next door property wanted to purchase the land (that was said to have been cleaned up), the County ordered more testing of the soil and groundwater next door and on our property, to make sure the cleanup had indeed worked. Just the opposite was revealed by the new testing with the contamination having spread to the soil and groundwater under our property. We got in contact with Mr. Young at that point and he directed us perfectly as to the next steps to take. During this initial time working with Mr. Young the County ordered the first indoor air sampling at the property - which showed elevated levels of benzene, toluene, hydrocarbons, and a host of other chemicals. Mr. Young filed a lawsuit on our behalf, against the owner of the former gas station and ExxonMobil, for personal injury and property damage. Mr. Young was able to make such a situation into as positive an experience as possible for us throughout every stage of our case. The subject matter of our case was rather complicated, and he consistently provided us with detailed updates and answers to our questions in a timely and thorough manner. He continually and meticulously researched every potential angle of our case, exploring all avenues for information, and kept us informed at each turn what he discovered, as well as its potentially different implications. We felt totally confident and comfortable with his ability, interest and motivation to see our case come to a good conclusion. Mr. Young is very personable, good-humored, sensitive and also firm when needed. He served as both attorney and friend at many different times throughout the process. The case was settled before trial. In final settlement negotiations, Mr. Young advocated for our wishes and his own that he felt were needed to reach satisfactory closure. We have the utmost respect and appreciation for the way Mr. Young handled our case.
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Posted by Joan | June 7, 2013
You Want the Best ? Jeff Young is the Best!
Jeff Young helped my husband and I with a personal injury case. One day we are traveling down a road and two dogs shoot out of their driveway running across the road and one gets hit by a car. The guy who hit the dog runs off. The nice guy my husband is pulls over to see if the dog is ok. My husband walked to the front of our car and that injuried dog swirled up and bite his hand. By the next day my husband is in the hospital hooked up to an IV because he had 10 different types of infections. That was just the beginning, he had three surgeries, out of work for over 2 months and almost lost the business he owns. Trying to deal with the insurance companies on your own is a joke. We knew we needed help and we called Jeff Young. Jeff is an amazing attorney, he instantly got the personal inury case going and dealt with the insurance companies so we could focus on getting better. Jeff always kept us in the loop about what was going on with the case. When I needed to talk to Jeff he would always call me back right away. I was truely amazed how hard Jeff worked for us. Jeff Young will always be my attorney and friend for life.
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Posted by Lynne | April 29, 2013
Highly recommended Lawyer
Jeffrey Young is a very personable, low-key lawyer. He goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. He is very adept at informing you of the progress of your case, researching details that are needed to achieve a successful outcome and is always willing to answer questions either by phone or by email. Several times he actually brought papers that needed to be signed to my home. Jeffrey was successful in resolving my case for me and went on to find another party who could provide financial reimbursement for the injuries I obtained in an automobile accident. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone.
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Posted by Katheryn | February 19, 2013
Exceptional Attorney, Wonderful Human Being
I was involved in an accident three years ago and regretfully retained council out of Los Angeles on a friends’ recommendation. That attorney’s office completely dropped the ball on my case which had significant physical, emotional and property damages on the line as well as certain safety concerns for the citizens of Santa Barbara. Growing dissatisfied with the service I was receiving, I reached out to my boss for help after receiving threats from this Los Angeles attorney's office. My boss contacted a client of ours who is notable attorney in here in Santa Barbara and he suggested that for Personal Injury help I contact Jeff Young. I wish I had from Day One. Upon contacting Jeff to review my case, it felt like he dropped everything to help me! He promptly assessed the situation and asked me for a list of specific items to send to him for review. He looked over everything thoroughly upon receipt of the items from me and we were back-and-forth in communication throughout the first weekend after I contacted him (yes, weekend!). Knowing my options were very limited at such a late point in my case, Jeff continued to help make sure I would walk away from my case in a “best possible” scenario, despite having no financial vesting in my case. He really went above and beyond to help me make sure that every decision both the terrible Los Angeles attorneys made and the decisions I was having to make for myself in the end, were really all that could be done. It was a terrible situation. Just terrible. Jeff helped me remain calm and retain my sanity. He most-thoroughly helped me in every single way that he could – from picking apart my auto insurance policy and giving me what felt like fatherly advice, to explaining to me what recourse I had in terms of complaints and malfeasance. Literally the ONLY reason I feel remotely OK about the way my lawsuit was handled, was because of Jeff. Although it was too late for him to save my case, I know that the result was the best I could expect from what had happened because he thoroughly combed through all of the information and honestly laid out all of my options. Which he had no obligation to do. It seems there are fewer and fewer people (let alone attorneys) on the planet who are just amazing human beings. I will be forever grateful for Jeff’s help and will emphatically refer people to him for the rest of my life.
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Posted by Jan K. | January 29, 2013
Commercial Incident - Tenant eviction
Jeff is a no-nonsense practical decision maker. Pragmatic choices trump emotion. He executed an tenant eviction notice while maintaining open communication and allowing for resolution between parties.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Board Member since 2000, Chair 2005 - 2013
  • Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • 2000 - Present


  • Santa Barbara COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • California State University, Humboldt State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1984
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • St. John-Parisian v Foster Poultry Farms
  • Jury verdict upheld on appeal - $6,200,000.00


  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Humanitarian Service Award
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Young is both a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. He is able to zealously advocate for his clients, while at the same time maintaining civility and good working relations with opposing counsel. He is an asset to our local legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Young represented a party in a personal injury case where I was the opposing counsel. Throughout the entire time of handling this matter, he consistently advanced and protected the interests of his client with a high level of professionalism. The case eventually resolved by settlement. I endorse this lawyer."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff Young is a sensible, smart lawyer with a keen attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills. He is very easy to work with and responsive to all questions that his peers and clients may have of him. Most importantly, Jeff is a fierce advocate for his clients and will work tirelessly to ensure the best result for his client."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is a great lawyer. He was conscientious and caring and fought for his clients. It was my pleasure to work with him and I look forward to working with him again in the future. I would highly recommend Jeff for anyone in need of personal injury representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled trial lawyer; always well prepared and competent. While adversarial, always polite and professional."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney. Jeffrey Young is the kind of attorney that I like to work with because he is businesslike, firm and reasonable, yet he is able to zealously represent his clients. He sees the larger financial picture, as an attorney should, in assisting clients with resolving business disputes. It was a pleasure working with him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly experienced and ethical."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff as an attorney in Santa Barbara for a long time. He is professional, attentive, smart and a terrific lawyer. He works hard on his cases and places the client's interests first."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a tenacious lawyer who will pursue his client's case against the most difficult and evasive defense. Not too long ago he fought with incredible persistence to obtain a $4,000,000 judgment for one of his clients injured in a car crash. He is similarly persistent in pursuing business claims for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a thoughtful and caring attorney who will doggedly pursue the case on his client's behalf through completion no matter what the obstacles. He is smart, tough and works hard for his clients."
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Santa Barbara Personal injury Lawyer Jeffrey Stephen Young
Jeffrey Stephen Young
Personal injury Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 28 years
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