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I attended law school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City after obtaining my bachelor's degree in geology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.  I worked for a while in environmental construction consulting before attending law school.  I was a technical editor of my law review, and won the American Jurisprudence prize my third year.  I joined the law firm of Sandler, Balkin, Weinstein & Witten, PC in Kansas City and immediately gained civil trial experience in construction, surety, employment and other civil litigation.  I also became licensed in Kansas, as many attorneys on the western edge of Missouri do.  I practiced in Missouri with the same firm until 1997, when I moved to Alaska and joined a firm in Anchorage, still concentrating on construction, surety, employment and general business litigation.  My family was transferred to New Jersey and I practiced with a firm there handling primarily construction liens, before another transfer to Seattle in 2001.  I worked with a large construction law firm until I left to travel with my daughter before she started school.  We enjoyed international travel for almost a year, and I returned to the South King County area and started my own firm.  I enjoy both litigation and mediation, and I have a sincere concern for the costs of litigation for ordinary small businesses and individuals.  My focus is on a prompt resolution, with a wholistic approach to the entire problem (if the contract got you into litigation, let's address that, too, for example).  You can learn more about me on my website:


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    23 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    23 years
  3. Construction: 20%
    23 years
  4. Real Estate: 20%
  5. Elder Law: 20%



Hourly ($275-300/hour)

Payment types:

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  • Sarah Jael Dion

    Saphronia is very professional and intelligent. She is committed to providing the highest level of legal services. She presents information clearly and is extremely knowledgable. I feel confident sending clients her way.


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  • Stephanie Henderson Stocker

    I endorse Saphronia Young without reservation. I have found her to be trustworthy, ethical and expertly knowledgeable in the law.


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Contact info

Saphronia Young, Attorney

612 227th Street
Des Moines,, WA, 98198


AKSuspended - Administrative199712/12/2014
MOInactive voluntarily199301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Volunteer of the YearKing County Bar Association2006
Volunteer Recognition AwardAlaska STAR Association1998
President's Award for Outstanding Legal ServiceAssociation for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City1997
Young Lawyers Division - Chairperson's AwardMO Bar Association1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
memberRegeimbal, McDonald & Young, PLLC2014 - Present
Owner / PrincipalLaw Offfices of Saphronia Young2005 - Present
Litigation AttorneyOles Morrison Rinker & Baker2001 - 2004
Mechanic's Lien ManagerCureton Caplan Hunt Scaramella & Clark1999 - 2001
Litigation AssociateOles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP1997 - 1999
Associate litigation attorneySandler Balkin Hellman Weinstein & Witten, PC1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationConstruction, Litigation, Business2001 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2001 - 2012
Alaska Bar AssociationConstruction, Business, Litigation sections1997 - 1999
Missouri Bar, Construction Law CommitteeMember1993 - 1997
American Bar AssociationTort & Insurance Practice Section1992 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bale v. Allison and Fletcher (Division I)The Fletchers won on all counts on appeal.
Brawley v. RouhfarAppeal of negative trial outcome led to success on the issue of survival of defamation claim to all non-governmental persons, and likely success on that issue at trial led to settlement of the wage claim.
DKS Const. Mgmt. v. Real Estate Improvement Co., LLCMy client prevailed (Real Estate Improvement)
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar Association - Newcomer's ProjectMechanic's Liens for Wage Claimants2001
50 State Lien & Bond Law ManualAlaska Chapter2000
Surety Claims InstituteLicense Bonds1996
Missouri Bar AssociationCo-Author MO Construction Law, Ch. 10, "Performance, Payment & Bid Bonds"1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bonding Education Workshop for Small Business, DBE and DWE Constuction ContractorsU.S. DOT Northwest2013