Jack Young has experience representing local, state, national and international companies, as well as individual litigants, in a broad range of litigation matters in both state and federal courts throughout Alabama. Jack’s practice focuses on the defense of personal injury and death actions, complex consumer financial services litigation and creditor’s rights actions, and insurance bad faith and outrage actions.
Jack regularly represents consumer reporting agencies, banks, mortgage lenders and brokers, student lenders, debt purchasers, collection agencies, and other financial services institutions against both individual and class actions, ranging from claims alleging violation of state collection and credit reporting law to claims for alleged violations of federal consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Truth In Lending Act.
Regardless of whether he is representing an individual or a Fortune 500 company, Jack prides himself on his ability to provide sophisticated, successful representation in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Jack strives to develop a tailored litigation strategy according to each client’s unique needs and objectives.
Jack obtained his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1994 and graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1998. Jack is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, and ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. As a member of ACA International, Jack serves as the Members Attorney Program’s State Compliance Chair for Alabama. As a member of the Defense Research Institute, Jack is the past co-chair of the Financial Institutions and Creditors’ Rights Specialized Litigation Group.
Jack is a proud husband and father of two girls.
Bar Admissions:Alabama, 1998
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 1998
Education:Emory University School of Law, 1998
Southern Methodist University, 1994
Professional Associations and Memberships:Defense Research Institute
Alabama Defense Lawyers Assocation
Alabama Bar Association
American Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
ACA / Members Attorney Program State Compliance Chair for Alabama
Speaking Engagements:July 2007, 11th Annual Legal Education Conference of the Members’ Attorney Program (MAP), in conjunction with the 68th Annual Convention and Exposition of ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. Topic: The Impact of Electronic Discovery and the FDCPA
November 2012, ACA International Fall Forum. & Expo Communicating in Collections.
L. Jackson Young, Jr.