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Clifton James Young

A-Affordable Legal Clinic
  • Criminal Law, Divorce
  • Nevada
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Law Office of Cliff Young, 1987 to present
650 S. Rock Blvd., Ste. 21A
Reno, NV 89502

I have run a private practice that focused on providing affordable help, mostly regarding Family Law and Criminal Defense. I have handled cases all around Northern Nevada, U.S. District Court, the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit. I have taught C.L.E. seminars in the areas of foreclosure defense, defending DUIs and criminal law. My career has involved investigating many complex questions, often fighting to protect the Constitutional rights of citizens. I draft pleadings and correspondence and uses e-filing in Washoe County, Las Vegas and the federal courts.

Law Office of Jerome Polaha, 12/85 to 12/86
775 328-3189

I was appointed to represent one of the defendants in the Reno Montessori child molestation case as co-counsel with Jerry Polaha. My duties included reviewing the video tapes of the interviews between the therapists and the alleged victims and comparing the therapists’ notes. My summeries were submitted along with all the police reports and other evidence in the case to three independent experts, whose evaluations eventually led to all the charges being dismissed. My duties also included representing clients in divorce, bankruptcy and criminal defense.

Reno City Attorney’s Office, 9/83 to 12/85
P.O. Box 1900
Reno, NV 89505

My duties included prosecuting misdemeanor offenses, including appeals, and some civil matters.


University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. 1980-1983
University of Nevada-Reno, B.S. Business Management 1976-1980

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Professional Experience
A-Affordable Legal Clinic
Professional Associations
Nevada State Bar  # 1233
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Contact & Map
650 South Rock Boulevard, Suite 21-A
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone: (775) 677-7777