Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Matthew A. Young, Associate

Matthew A. Young is an associate in our Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He has successfully represented individuals, businesses, and government entities in matters ranging from fraud, negligence, unfair competition, and breach of contract.  Additionally, Mr. Young has litigated and resolved multiple class actions, coordinated actions, and other complex litigation, recovering substantial awards for his clients.  He has experience in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration.  

Most recently, Mr. Young has prosecuted and defended claims for trade secret misappropriation, trademark and patent infringement, and other intelletual property matters on behalf of his clients.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers | Advisory Committee member | Young Lawyer’s Division

Representative Clients and Matters

  • Reached very favorable settlement, covered by multiple media outlets, on behalf of a world record breaking jet car racer for damage inflicted to his speed record breaking vehicle while in the custody of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Obtained judgment and substantial monetary sanctions in favor of defendant coffee shop in lawsuit alleging serious slip-and-fall injuries.  
  • Negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of two first-time homebuyers for seller’s failure to disclose impending construction of a rapid transit corridor immediately adjacent to their new home. 
  • Litigated and reached $5.6 million settlement for class members in class action lawsuit alleging bank’s surreptitious recording of telephone conversations with customers.
  • Represented thousands of plaintiffs as a member of court-appointed leadership counsel in multi-district litigation and Judicial Council coordination proceeding against manufacturer of defective metal-on-metal prosthetic hip devices.
  • Represented the County of Santa Clara, California in enforcement action against multiple manufacturers of opioid prescription painkillers for violations of California’s False Advertising and Unfair Competition Laws.

Presentations & Publications