Michael Young is a litigator and trial attorney. Mike’s practice is focused on helping clients solve difficult and sensitive problems. This often happens in the context of bet-the-company litigation or claims with a high degree of public interest. Mike is most at home in the courtroom and has tried numerous cases before judges and juries. Mike has extensive experience in a variety of practice areas and jurisdictions and enjoys the opportunity to engage in creative and thoughtful problem solving. 



Michael Young is a trial attorney at Parsons Behle & Latimer with significant experience in civil litigation.

Mr. Young’s civil litigation practice includes the representation of both companies and individuals in complex disputes. Mr. Young has extensive experience across a number of industries and is dedicated to remain a “generalist” in this respect.  


$500K Settlement Obtained for Client in Lawsuit Pertaining to Mishandling of Reported Sexual Assault

Obtained a settlement of $500,000 in a lawsuit filed against Utah State University over the school's mishandling of the client's reported sexual assault. 

Secured Jury Verdict in Breach of Contract and Title IX Lawsuit - 1.7M in Damages Awarded

Representing a client in a lawsuit filed in federal court against Southwestern Oregon Community College on breach of contract and Title IX claims, Parsons’ attorneys secured a jury verdict on the breach of contract charge, resulting in an award of $1.7M in damages. The client was subject to harassment and discrimination, resulting in her discontinuing the pursuit of a nursing degree after she had disclosed previous employment experience in the adult entertainment industry. Vice | Rolling Stone | Bloomberg Law | Inside Higher Education



New York University School of Law (J.D., 2008)

University of Utah (B.A. in Philosophy)

University of Utah (B.A. in Political Science)


Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers 

Listed as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in Utah Business Magazine 

Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America

Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell




U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah


New York University School of Law