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Eric Gene Young

Eric Gene Young

Dedicated, aggressive California personal injury attorney
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • California
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Since 1997, Mr. Young has been representing both plaintiffs and businesses of varying sizes involved in personal injury, premises liability, and products liability litigation. Mr. Young has a strong background of litigation and appellate victories. In 2005, Mr. Young successfully argued a significant premises liability case on behalf of a seriously injured plaintiff before the California Supreme Court, Delgado v. Trax Bar & Grill (2005) 36 Cal.4th 224. That decision established that a merchant has a special relationship-based duty of care to protect its patrons. Prior to Delgado, Mr. Young also won an appeal in another premises liability case, Mata v. Mata (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 1121, which involved an innocent bystander who was shot by an assailant in a bar due to negligent security.

Because of his extensive experience in the field of premises liability, Mr. Young was selected by Thomson Reuters to author an article for its Causes of Action series. The article is entitled "Cause of Action Against Tavern Owners, Restaurants, And Similar Businesses For Injuries Caused To Patrons By The Criminal Acts Of Others," which can be found at 26 Causes of Action 2d 1 (2004, updated Oct. 2014). It contains a nationwide, state-by-state summary of the law of third-party premises liability and has been cited by attorneys around the country as a go-to resource.

In addition to lawyering by day, Mr. Young also teaches paralegal studies at Santa Rosa Junior College, teaching a course on Legal Writing and another called Technology in the Law Office. He has also taught law school courses at Golden Gate University School of Law and John F. Kennedy School of Law. From time to time, Mr. Young also blogs about law and technology issues at his blog The Cyber-Esq, which can be found at

Mr. Young is actively seeking new clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others.

Univ of Illinois
Undergraduate Degree
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Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Instructor
Empire College
- Current
Adjunct instructor teaching advanced legal research and writing and e-discovery
Young Law Office
- Current
Young Law Office is an aggressive personal injury and civil litigation law firm in Northern California
Adjunct Instructor
Santa Rosa Junior College
- Current
Adjunct instructor of paralegal studies, teaching Legal Writing, Law Office Technology, and Business Law
Senior Associate
Daniel Crowley & Associates
Practiced as senior associate for small, boutique law firm handling a variety of civil litigation matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants
Law Offices of Eric G. Young
Private practice focused on personal injury and employment litigation and appeals.
Adjunct Professor of Law
John F. Kennedy University School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Legal Writing and Law & Motion Practice to upper division law students
Adjunct Instructor
California State University - Sonoma State University
Adjunct instructor in the Attorney Assistant Program, teaching Legal Writing, Law & Motion Practice, and Legal Research. I taught in the program until the program closed in 2006.
Speaking Engagements
Fundamentals of E-Discovery, 2604 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Sonoma County Law Library
MCLE presentation to attorneys and paralegals on basic e-discovery practice and procedure.
Professional Associations
American Association for Paralegal Education
- Current
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San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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California State Bar # 190104
- Current
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Sonoma County Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    I offer free consultations to potential new clients without time restrictions on length of consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    33 1/3% if case is resolved at least 90 days prior to initial trial or arbitration date; 40% if case is resolved after 90 days prior to initial trial or arbitration date.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
  • Italian: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Young Law Office
Contact & Map
Young Law Office
411 Russell Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Telephone: (707) 527-3637
Fax: (707) 571-5544