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Darryl Elliot Young

Personal injury Attorney at Merced, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Darryl E. Young

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Darryl

Learn Darryl’s areas of practice.

Never a prosecutor and always for the defense, Mr. Young relishes the challenge of fighting for the underdog and winning difficult cases while getting excellent results for clients.

Born and raised in the bay area, Mr. Young went to college at UCLA.  He returned to the bay area for law school with a keen interest in criminal law.  Mr. Young was a certified law clerk at the San Francisco Public Defender's and Alameda County Public Defender's offices, before graduating and becoming a deputy public defender in Merced County.  At the public defender's office, he learned the tools of the trade by being aggressive and winning motions and trials. At his conclusion of three years in Merced, he was awarded a trophy for outstanding advocacy.

One of Mr. Young's favorite cases involved a client that was on a motorcycle going over 100 mph in a residential street while being chased by a police officer with lights and sirens.  The entire chase was captured on film.  The prosecution thought it was a slam dunk, until the officer was cross-examined.  The officer admitted to changing a verbatim statement he previously said under oath.  This resulted in a hung jury on a felony evasion charge and an acquittal on a felony drug charge.  The judge said Mr. Young did an amazing job to win an "unwinnable" case.

Mr. Young then joined a private criminal defense firm in the bay area.  He is familiar with every courthouse achieving fantastic results from all counites in the bay area: Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties.    

When not defending the accused, Mr. Young relaxes by playing the guitar, reading books on poker, philosophy and theology, playing basketball and rooting for my favorite sports teams.  Go Warriors, Niners, Giants and last but not least the UCLA Briuns!

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Location

Law Offices of Darryl E. Young
650 W. 19th Street
Merced, CA, 95340

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Posted by Christopher | September 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Darryl Young worked with me and worked for me in my recent case and I am happy to say he got my case dismissed and my name cleared.
Posted by William | June 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted on a collision I had.
I just returned from Darryl Young's office and I couldn't be happier for having made an appointment with him. He took me in and listen to my case, and set me at ease and told me what the situation was and the options I had to resolve my problem. I appreciated his advice and HIGHLY recommend that anyone having legal problems to contact him.
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Posted by Liz | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Business issue
Mr. Young is an amazing attorney, he was very professional and kind. He also was very informative and explains your case in details, responds quickly to phone calls, emails etc. He will fight for you to get the best he can. He kept us informed in the matter. He helped my husband and I tremendously and we can’t thank him enough. He will definitely be highly recommended and we will definitely spread the word.
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Posted by Yia | April 12, 2018
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Darryle E. Young, a good attorney
From my experience with Mr. Young, he is a good attorney for both me and my daughter's accidental cases. First, I was told by someone to try fighting the cases myself without an attorney. Then I thought about the cases and said to myself, "Insurance companies have attorneys representing them and they're fighting for the insurance companies, not me and my daughter." I'm not an attorney, I don't know the legal loopholes, so I need an attorney representing me and my daughter in the legal process. I asked a friend and got referred to Mr. Young. I gave the cases to Mr.Young, he did a good job for me and my daughter. We both got good outcome in the cases through Mr. Young. He is easy to communicate with and very understanding. Strongly and confidently, I highly recommend Mr. Young to anyone who is in need of an attorney in a legal matter. In addition, after Mr. Young carried me and my daughter through our cases, it makes my daughter wanting to study law and become an attorney one day as well. Myself and my daughter had a good experience with Mr. Young. If I ever come across any legal issues in the future, I will go back to Mr. Young. YV
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Posted by Robin | January 5, 2014
Evaluation of my attorney Mr. Darryl Eliott Young
I think Mr.Young is the best attorney to have. He is very contiguous and thoughtful. He keeps his clients needs first. He is quick to respond to the matters at hand. I recommend everyone have an attorney like Mr. Young he will definitely fight for your cause. He is very trustworthy. He will keep you updated on what going on with your case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2013
Being a victim of fraud,theft and drug traficking
He is the best lawyer i know.. Even if u dont have money or u dont have anything to give, he will help u in deciding whats best for you, he help me not only in my situation, he help me in being alive right now and jus letting go of someone you want to help, but that someone needs to know and act on it, that if they need help they should help themselves, it is too hard to express everything he has done to me, but in a short line this is how i would thank him... I owe him my life and my future, i will do anything i can if ever or whenever i can to help him in any way shape or form. Just to let everyone know that he is what people say he is, he is willing to help u if u need some help.. All u got to do is call him, trust him, listen to what he says, and act on it... I promise u this he will not let you down.., merry christmas again my friend, even though i jus talk to u awhile ago for the very first time, i felt loved and i felt that u really carred, i know u will have a good and blessed life in the road your doing, so dont ever change... -this is mr. Need to talk to someone that though he didnt know what to do- But bec. Of u life and trial that i am facing now made it have sense.. Thank u so muchhh
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2013
Outstanding attorney won my case!
I made a mistake of driving with a little bit of alcohol in my system. Thought I was okay to drive. I get pulled over by a police man for going the wrong way on a one way street, which was a short-cut to my house. Mr. Young kept me informed the entire time and I ended up with a public intoxication charge saving me $10k and jail time!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a skilled attorney that will fight for you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Darryl E. Young
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • A Criminal Defense Firm
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Merced County Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Certified legal intern
  • Alameda County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Certified legal intern
  • Office Of The San Francisco Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Golden Gate Univ SOL
  • law
  • 2006
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • undergraduate
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Torres
  • Client acquitted of possession for sale
  • People v. Bakabak
  • Dismissal

Associations

  • Merced County Law Library
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Merced County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Merced County Rescue Mission
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Love Inc.
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Merced County Jail Ministry
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Southeast Asian American Professional Association
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hmong

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Advocacy
  • Merced County Public Defender
  • 2011

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Attorney Young answers questions on practing law
  • What's it like to be a lawyer?
  • 2016
  • Hmong legal conference in Merced
  • How to preserve your constitutional rights!
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (20)
Endorse Darryl
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darryl Elliot Young is extremely dedicated to the practice and truly believes in justice for all."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Darryl has a good understanding of the complexities of personal injury practice, always responds promptly to questions and listens well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I HIGHLY recommend Attorney Young. He will go up to bat for you in court. He is very well-respected in the legal community by judges and opposing counsel. He is smart, methodical, and rigorous in his application of the law to your case. You won't be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent contributions and an asset to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Darryl. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It's obvious that Attorney Young has a commitment to helping out the greater community by giving insightful answers here on AVVO."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young is a kind, hard working, effective attorney. He will handle your case with care and he will fight for you. I am pleased to endorse Mr. Young."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darryl Young takes the time and effort to post helpful and insightful information for those seeking guidance on Avvo. It is always encouraging to see attorneys taking unpaid time to help those in need. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young is a knowledgeable and passionate attorney. His background, strictly on the defense side, demonstrates his commitment to helping the accused and defending our civil liberties. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Darryl is a diligent attorney who gives his all for his clients and achieves great results. I strongly recommend Mr. Young!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Young is an experienced and aggressive attorney."
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