Stephen G. Young was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1967. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in 1989 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 1994, Mr. Young received his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis. There, he served as Associate Chief Justice on the Moot Court Board. From 1994 through 1998, Mr. Young was an attorney for the Metropolitan Office of Public Defender of Nashville, Tennessee, where he represented indigent individuals charged with crimes.
Mr. Young is a strong supporter of pro bono and other volunteer efforts within the community. He has worked directly with the Legal Aid Society as an annual fundraising volunteer since 2001. Mr. Young also coached youth soccer, basketball and baseball, served on non-profit boards and committees, participated in missions, active at Westminster Presbyterian Church and in Leadership Nashville.
Mr. Young is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the latter of which he is past president. He is a member of the Nashville Bar Foundation and served as a pro-bono program volunteer and mock trial coach for the Nashville Bar Association. In 2006, Governor Phil Bredesen appointed Mr. Young to the Tennessee Council of Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, which monitors the transfer of criminal offenders into and out of Tennessee. His main areas of practice are criminal defense, general civil litigation, collections and personal injury.