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Michael R. Young

Michael R. Young

Bakersfield, California

Michael Young was born on December 19, 1940 in Santa Monica, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts from ULCA in 1962 and earned a J.D. degree from Hastings College of Law in 1966. Michael was admitted to the California Bar Association on December 23, 1966. He served in the United States Army from September 1966 until 1968 and spent these years in Germany defending servicemen in the military courts. In 1970, Michael returned to California and served as Deputy District Attorney in Kern County until 1972 when he was hired as an Associate Attorney at the Law Firm of Young & Wooldridge. In 2000, Michael started his present firm, the Law Offices of Young & Nichols. Areas of practice have always included; personal injury, probate, estate planning and miscellaneous business matters.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury
  • 40% Probate & Estate Planning
  • 10% Misc. Business Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1980


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1966
  • UCLA, California
    • B.A. - 1962

Representative Cases

  • Perry v. Perry (5th District 1979)
  • Robison v. Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. (2nd District 1998)


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, 1969 - 1970

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, 1972 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Counsel for Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation, 1990 - Present
  • Counsel for Foothill High School Foundation


  • Delta Tau Delta

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Law Office of Young & Nichols
1901 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: 661-401-6263
Toll Free: 800-219-3363
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