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James D. Young

Jacksonville, florida

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Biography Overview

Though born in Boston, James Young was raised and educated in Florida. After a successful career as Special Counsel to the Florida Attorney General’s office, he joined the firm’s complex litigation unit focusing on qui tam whistleblower cases nationwide. He handles government actions as well. Mr. Young has broad experience and is nationally known in the areas of consumer protection, health fraud, and pharmaceutical litigation. He has served in leadership positions in numerous multistate Attorney General investigations including starting and co-leading the largest consumer protection drug settlement to date, In Re Risperdal. He was appointed co-lead of the government plaintiffs group in the Vioxx Multi-District Litigation and served as lead of several litigation subcommittees.

In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, Mr. Young is a regular contributor to the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group’s whistleblower blog.


Practice Areas

  • Class Action
  • Government Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Whistleblower Complaints

Recent Successes

$1,950,000.00 Settlement United States, et al. ex rel. Siwicki v. Arthur S. Portnow, M.D., et al. Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2017
  • United States, et al. ex rel. Siwicki v. Arthur S. Portnow, M.D., et al.

    $1,950,000.00

    Settlement - 2017

In The Media

Honors, Affiliations, and Certifications

  • Chair, Jacksonville Ethics Commission 2012-2013
  • Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee “A”, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 2014-present
  • ABA- Health Law Section member 2013- present
  • Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee- 2014- Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell (R) Peer Review “AV” Rating
  • Consumer Protection Law Committee of the Florida Bar (2008-2014)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Government Lawyer Section (Chair 2011, 2012)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Government Relations Committee (Chair, Education Subcommittee 2012 - Present)
  • Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
  • JAX-PLI Political Leadership Institute (Class of 2012)
  • Prudential/Davis Productivity Awards, 2010 and 2011
  • Florida Attorney General Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • Recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a “40 Under 40 Leader,” May 2008
  • Florida Attorney General Award of Merit 2008
  • ATLA Book Awards in Trial Advocacy, Negotiations, and Health Law

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida, BA, 1993
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, JD, 1997