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D.J. Young III

Phone: 740.363.1213
Fax: 740.369.0875

D. J. Young advises and represents business, schools, and individuals in all of their transactional needs.

Business Law: D. J. Young’s business clients include real estate developers, manufacturers, franchisees, farms, and licensed professionals. He helps them incorporate, buy and sell real estate and equipment, lease, re-zone land, merge into or acquire other companies, and comply with employment laws and other government regulations.

Public School Law: D. J. Young’s school law experience includes careful analysis of statutes and advising on what schools can and should do to comply. He has advised regarding contract non-renewals and terminations, public records laws, special education laws, and interpreting collective bargaining agreements. As a former public school board member, he has unique insight into the legal and practical issues facing Ohio’s public schools.

Real Estate: D. J. Young advises clients about all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, and sale. He negotiates and drafts commercial and residential real estate purchase contracts, commercial leases, residential leases, farm leases, mortgages, promissory notes, security agreements, and related transactional documents.

Trusts and Wills: D. J. Young advises clients about the use of trusts for estate planning and asset protection purposes, and he drafts trusts, wills, and other estate-planning-related documentation for his clients. While he will not help families transfer their wealth for the purpose of qualifying for Medicaid to pay for long-term care, he will help them with all honest aspects of their asset protection and estate planning needs.

Experience: Early in his legal career D. J. Young worked in the law department at Norfolk Southern Corporation (a highly-regarded Fortune 500 company), and then at one of the nation’s largest law firms, Baker & Hostetler LLP.


  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. 1995 summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Notre Dame - Law School - J.D. 1998 magna cum laude
    Articles Editor for the Notre Dame Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Virginia, and Texas (first licensed in 1998 in Virginia)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court – Northern Disctrict of Ohio
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • United States Tax Court

Community Involvement/Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Delaware County Agricultural Society – former board member
  • Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County, Ohio – previous board member
  • BRIDGE Ministries of Laredo, Inc. – previous board member
  • Highpoint Church of the Nazarene, Delaware, Ohio, – active member
  • Rotary – past member
  • Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce – past board member
  • Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware, Ohio – past board member
  • Perkins Local School District – past board member

Mr. Young enjoys BBQ cooking, playing cards, home-improvement projects, and small-scale organic farming. He lives on eleven acres in Delaware County with his wife, Melissa, and their three children, Andrew, Rebecca, and Julia.