Stephen G. Young
Steve grew up in Reno. Having graduated from Reno High School he attended Michigan
State University, graduating in 1973. He majored in the social sciences and “learned the theories”
which laid the groudwork for a lifetime of experience interacting with real people in tense
situations, their attitudes, expectations, hopes, dreams, needs, gripes, problems.
The Practice of Law requires Street Smarts:
Steve did not seek Law School Admission directly after attaining his B.A, Degree, but
instead chose the life of a merry waiter in Nevada area theater restaurants, He regrets not ever
working the Elvis Presley Show. The day to day real life of a showroom server is was one of
intense pressure to complete service in a madhouse of players, supervisors, cooks, bartenders,
cashiers,and most importantly customers. The competition for station position and job politics
was intense, a truly dog eat dog contest. All in all it was hardly “merry” But he gained
a high degree of “social intelligence” which has proved essential in achieving for his clients
favorable outcomes when they face a jury, divorce, debts, criminal charges, or simply “need
Academic and Professional Standing:
In 1991 Steve attained his J.D. Degree from the Mc George School of Law. He then
served as a Law Clerk to two Judges of the Second Judicial Court. Hon. Roy Torvinen and Hon.
Lew Carnahan. This was a Nevada State Court where knowledge of Nevada Law was essential.
This was a court for the most part for “every day people” with “every day problems”
In 1992 Steve started a shoestring law practice on First Street in Reno, Nevada. . He has
been proudly practicing as a Member of the Nevada State Bar Association and is also admitted
in the Federal District for the District of Nevada. He has enjoyed past membership in the
Nevada Trial Lawyers and The American Bankruptcy Institute. He has done cases from
violent felonies to dog bite with a ton of Bankruptcies in-between.
` Move to Lyon County:
In 2014 Steve moved to Yerington. Heretofore he has served both former clients living in
Lyon County that engaged his representation in his former Reno and Carson offices and has had
the pleasure of gaining new clients from Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs, and Yerington.
The Practice of Law is War. (Unless you “just need a simple will”)
“But” Steve would advise newer attorneys not to come on as “rough and tough” at the
outset of a case. Many legal disputes can be solved inexpensively if all sides remain rational and
flexible. But Steve will fight hard for you and get it before the Court when opposing
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