Jessica L. Young is a member of Greenspoon Marder’s Complex Commercial Litigation Group. Ms. Young previously represented insurance companies and has experience in civil litigation involving automobile negligence, construction law, premises liability, retail, wrongful death and general negligence claims. Her previous clients included Walt Disney World, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and Universal Studios.
Prior to working in insurance defense, Jessica worked in the Office of the Public Defender for the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida, handling a myriad of cases involving theft, battery, drug possession and other felonies. As a Public Defender, Jessica had various jury trials—all resulting in complete defense verdicts.
Ms. Young earned a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida in December 2007. During her final year in law school, she was accepted into the University of Florida’s Child Welfare Clinic, where she worked in the Child Protective Team as a Certified Legal Intern tasked with investigating and making recommendations in complex and serious cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect. As a result of her dedication to helping families in need throughout her law school career, she was awarded the University of Florida Pro Bono Certificate. She was also awarded the University of Florida Community Service Certificate for her volunteer efforts to feed and provide legal services to the homeless population in Gainesville. Ms. Young was a member of the honors society during all three years of law school and received Appellate Advocacy Honors, a distinction by her professor for demonstrating exceptional advocacy skills.
In 2003, Ms. Young graduated with high honors from the Honors Program at the University of Miami, earning a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and English. Jessica worked as a broadcast journalist where she covered a variety of news stories in South Florida. She received the Broadcast Journalism Excellence Award for an exposé on the “Politics Behind University Bookstore Pricing,” which aired locally in Miami, Florida.
Ms. Young was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in April 2008 and is an active member of The Florida Bar, American Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association.
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 2007
- University of Miami, B.S., with honors, 2003
Professional & Community Involvement:
- The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
- American Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- Phi Alpha Delta