William B. Young, Jr.
Mr. Young has represented clients nationwide in over 450 individual FINRA arbitration claims recovering millions of dollars in investor losses. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Young spent over eight years working in the securities industry. During that time period, he was a Vice President at a global securities and money management firm located in Winter Park, Florida, holding licenses as a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7), a Registered Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65), a Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63) and Florida Insurance and Variable Annuity. Mr. Young joined the firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in September 2006 after spending several years practicing plaintiff-side securities litigation with Hooper & Weiss, LLC. He continues to focus his practice on assisting clients recoup investment losses due to brokerage firm negligence and fraud. Mr. Young is Florida Supreme Court Certified as County Court Mediator in the Orange County Florida Court System. The Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association recognized Mr. Young for exceptional pro bono service in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Mr. Young is also a Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group and past news letter editor for the AAJ Business Torts Section. He is also an active member of the Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) and recently received recognition for "assisting PIABA in its SRO Comments efforts and furthering the protection of investors against investment abuses." Mr. Young is also serves as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrator. Bar Admissions: Florida, 2004 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2004 District of Columbia, 2005
Overall Rating
Bill Young is one of the most reliably and hard working lawyers I've encountered in almost 30 years practicing law. Expect the best.
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Melvin B. Wright
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Lawyer Addresses
State Address 1 Address 2 City Zipcode
Florida 802 N. Orange Ave. Ste. 831 Orlando 32801
Work Experience
Position From To
Hooper & Weiss PA 2004 2006
Law Offices James Richard Hooper 2004 2006
Stovash Case and Tingley PA 2003 2004
Boehm Brown Harwood PA 2001 2002
International Assets Advisory Corp. 1993 2001
University(ies)/Colleges Attended
University Name Degree Majors Year
Rollins College BA Business Administration 1982
Crummer School of Business (Rollins College) MBA Business Administration 1992
Law Schools
Law School Name Degree Year
Barry University School of Law J.D. 2004
Other Professional Activities
  • Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Jurisdictions admitted to practice
State License status Year acquired
Florida All Florida State Courts, Appellate Courts and Supreme Court of Florida, District Court for the Middle District of Florida 2004
District of Columbia Court of Appeals 2005
Languages spoken
  • English
Military Service: No