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Michael F Young
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Fifth Judicial District
(Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I have extensive trial experience in all areas of the law; appearing in all levels of trial and appellate courts in New York State. For nine years, I was Lewis County District Attorney, and achieved a 92% conviction rate. I was the attorney for the Lewis County Department of Social Services for 13 years, prosecuting all neglect, abuse, and support matters. I am presently of counsel to Lewis Defenders, PLLC, representing indigent parties in Family and County Courts in Lewis County. In addition, I have maintained an extensive civil and criminal practice for the past 33 years, including a large Supreme Court practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law, MHL Art. 81 guardianships and civil litigation. I have spent my professional career building relationships to ensure the law is applied fairly. My experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney is invaluable at achieving this goal. The Lewis County Bar Association has given me a Highly Qualified rating. I am an active member of my community; Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, Lowville Academy and Central School, Lewis County Agricultural Society and Lewis County General Hospital board member. I am married to Kathleen with six children.
IJEQC rating
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  • Did Not Apply
Party Membership
  • Republican
Party Line
  • Republican
Campaign Web Site
  • SUNY at Albany, BA, 1975
  • Albany Law School, Union University, JD, 1977
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1978
  • Private Practice Attorney
Professional Experience
  • Lewis County District Attorney, Lowville, New York, 1988, 1999-2007
  • Lewis County Department of Social Services, Lowville, New York, 1986-1999, attorney
  • McGraw and Miles, Sackets Harbor, New York, 1990-1994, of counsel
  • Williams and Katzman, Carthage, New York, 1977-1980, associate attorney

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