Attorney

Matthew A. Young, Associate

310.255.6192 |   310.255.6292 |   matt.young@ffslaw.com
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Matthew A. Young

Matthew A. Young is an associate in Freeman Freeman and Smiley’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.

Mr. Young has a particular focus on commercial lending disputes and intellectual property litigation. He has successfully represented individuals, businesses, and government entities in matters ranging from fraud and negligence to unfair competition and breach of contract.

With regard to intellectual property matters, Mr. Young has prosecuted and defended claims for trade secret misappropriation, trademark and patent infringement, and other matters on behalf of his clients.

Complex cases

Highly experienced in complex cases involving numerous parties and multiple issues, Mr. Young has litigated and resolved multiple class actions, coordinated actions, and other complex litigation, recovering substantial awards for his clients.

Mr. Young represented the City of Los Angeles in a multi-million dollar fraud and breach of contract action against a major international consulting firm. He was also responsible for coordinating all lawsuits relating to the massive methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, California.

Mr. Young has experience in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. He also has expertise handling international cases against foreign defendants.

Attorney Education

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law

B.A., University of California at Berkeley with honors

Attorney Admited to Practice

California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

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.

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

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Presentations & Publications

Author | “Principles for New Associates When Working with Law Firm Staff” | Los Angeles Lawyer | June 4, 2015
Author | “Ruling Clarifies Mass Tort Jurisdictional Issue” | Los Angeles Daily Journal | August 7, 2014
Author | "Personal Injury: Survive The Changing Court Environment” | Los Angeles Daily Journal | April 3, 2013
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