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A Personal Welcome from Tennessee Trial Lawyer William A. Young, Jr.


William grew up the son of a trial lawyer and followed in his father’s footsteps. William joined O'Neil, Parker & Williamson in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2011. In 2012, William and his wife, a native Memphian, relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. William decided to start his own law practice focusing on his passion for representing the criminally accused.

William is a 2007 alumnus of Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, majoring in Biology. William is a graduate of the The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., the city with the most per capita attorneys in the world. While in law school, William focused on developing the skills needed to become an exceptional criminal defense lawyer by taking numerous advanced classes in trial skills, criminal law and criminal procedure.

As a third year law student, William was granted special permission by the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals to act as a student-attorney successfully represented the criminal accused in the District of Columbia through the renowned D.C. Law Students in Court Program. While in law school, he was also a student-member of the Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court and the Federalist Society.

While a law student, William clerked for Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr. of the Tennessee Court of Appeals and for Judge James A. Kinney, III of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, where he drafted opinions on civil and criminal appeals for both the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. In late 2011, the Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an opinion William helped Judge Susano of the Tennessee Court of Appeals author while he was still a law student.

William zealously represents the criminal accused on a wide variety of legal matters in both state and federal court. His results speak for themselves. William defends Tennesseans accused a variety of violent and nonviolent state and federal felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses, ranging from mail fraud to DUI, felony theft to felony burglary, drug offenses to domestic violence. Additionally, William maintains the Shelby County Criminal Defense Blog.

In November, 2012 William received the prestigious Clients' Choice Award from Avvo, Inc. an online company focused on helping consumers navigate the legal industry, for providing outstanding service to his clients. 

Contact William 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 901-388-9832 (work), 901-729-9422 (emergency) or by email if you would like a free criminal case evaluation.


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  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
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  • American Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tennessee Association for Justice (Formerly Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • CJA Training Panel- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • National College for DUI Defense
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