John A. Young
John A. Young is of counsel to The Perry Law Firm as well as Staff Counsel, Specialist, to the largest insurance company in the state of California. Previously, he was in-house counsel for The Walt Disney Company. He is experienced in complex civil and appellate litigation in state courts; practiced contracts and business litigation; insurance defense, environmental toxic torts defense, employment defense, products liability defense and bankruptcy law. His transactional experience included general corporate practice in entertainment, intellectual property, advertisement, environmental, employment and construction law. Mr. Young is a retired Major in the United States Air Force after 23 years of service and promoted 4 years ahead of his class. His last assignment was served as a legal advisor to the Acquisition Office for the Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base. He also worked in the aerospace civilian side for Loral Electro Optical Systems as the youngest program manager for the company developing hardware and software systems for war/combat simulation.
Mr. Young is admitted to the State Bar of California, U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit District Court. He was recipient of the 2008 PACE Award for top 5% Achievement/Performance in the insurance company. He received his bachelor’s degree in management from the United States Air Force Academy in 1985 and Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1996 (accelerated evening program). He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Book Award for Legal Research and Writing, Exceptional Achievement Award in Environmental Law and placed first in the National Tax Competition while in the Moot Court Honors Program.
Mr. Young is a member or the California Bar Association. He was involved with the Special Olympics and the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy telethon for a number of years. He was also counsel and member of the Board of Directors for the Chinatown Public Safety Association; a nonprofit organization created to improve the quality of life and reduce crime in Los Angeles Chinatown and the surrounding areas. He also received two Air Force Achievement Awards and one Meritorious Service Medal while in the Service.