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Philip Young

Philip Young is a founding partner of Davis & Young. With over 40 years of experience in civil litigation, Mr. Young has represented clients in matters ranging from personal injury and products liability to medical malpractice and commercial contracts. Additionally, Mr. Young is an experienced and skilled mediator and arbitrator. During his career, he has mediated over 200 cases successfully and tried over 35 jury trials that have involved the full gamut of tort litigation.

Mr. Young recently received a Lifetime Award from Santa Clara County Superior Court for helping hundreds of cases achieve resolution while serving as a temporary judge (judge pro tem). Mr. Young has the honor of holding an AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0) rating, is a longtime member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been selected among the "Top Lawyers in the Silicon Valley Area" in the field of civil litigation.

Mr. Young enjoys being active in the community. As a member of the Saratoga Rotary, he recently traveled to Guatemala to assist a team performing cleft lip surgery. He is an enthusiastic fly fisherman and enjoys photography, gardening, and biking (has ridden in the 100 mile ride from Carmel, CA to Cambria, CA).

Recent Recommendations:

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  • UC Hastings College of the Law, JD. - Member of the Thurston Academic Honors Society
  • UC Berkeley, B.A.
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA, Mediation Courses
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA

Areas of Practice:

  • Tort Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment Law
  • Mediation Services
  • Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Fee Disputes between Clients and Attorneys


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Saratoga Rotary

Court Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

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Peer Review Program

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American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

(ABOTA). Membership Eligibility - "Any trial lawyer who is of high personal character and honorable reputation, and who is a member of the Bar of the State, province, district, territory or country in which he or she practices, and who has met the qualifications as prescribed in Article III, Section 2, may become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates upon nomination and election..." -