James D. Young

About James D. Young

Though born in Boston, James was raised and educated in Florida. After a successful career as Special Counsel to the Florida Attorney General’s office, James joined the firm’s complex litigation unit focusing on qui tam whistleblower cases nationwide. James 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, James is a regular contributor to the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group’s whistleblower blog.

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


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

Bar Admissions:

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

Contact Info:

Phone: (877) 958-9130

Website: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/james-d-young/

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