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ANDRE T. YOUNG , ESQ.

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Principal

Bar Admissions

Admitted 2011 United States Supreme Court
Admitted 2009 Middle District of Florida Federal Court
Admitted 2008 Florida (all state courts)

Education

2008 Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis | Juris Doctor
2002 Georgia State University | Master of Education in Social Studies Instruction
2001 Georgia State University | Bachelor of Arts in History; Minor, Sociology

Professional Experience

Since 2014 The Young Law Firm of Florida, LLC | Principal
2011 – 2014 Young DeLoach Attorneys at Law, PLLC | Partner
2010 – 2013 Balanced Budget Consultants, LLC | Vice President
2010 – 2011 The Law Office of A.T. Young, LLC | Principal
2008 – 2010 Young, Simmons & Burt Attorneys at Law, LLC | Shareholder

Associations and Memberships

Since 2015 African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – Chi Tau Chapter
The Christian Chamber of Central Florida
Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida
Since 2013 Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
Since 2012 Paul C. Perkins Bar Association
Since 2010 Volusia County Bar Association
Since 2008 Indiana University Alumni Association
National Bar Association, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter
Orange County Bar Association
Since 2002 Georgia State Alumni Association
2014 – 2015 Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class II | Fellow
Paul C. Perkins Bar Association | President
Lifework Leadership
2013 – 2014 Paul C. Perkins Bar Association | President Elect
2012 – 2013 Paul C. Perkins Bar Association | Parliamentarian
2010 – 2014 National Law Group
2008 – 2013 American Association for Justice
2008 – 2011 Central Florida Urban League Young Professionals
2004 – 2008 Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
2002 – 2007 National Council for the Social Studies
National Education Association

Community Engagement

Since 2015 Jones High School Booster Club | Member
Since 2012 Mennello Museum of American Art | Board Member
2014 – 2015 United Way Emerging Leaders Board | Committee Chair
2014 Discovery Church Central Campus | High School Ministry Volunteer
2012 – 2014 Orange County Supervisor of Elections | Poll Worker
2009 – 2010 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida | Big Brother Volunteer
2009 Lawton Chiles Preparatory School | Former Chair, Board of Trustees
2008 – 2010 Orange County Public Schools | Teach-In Program
2008 – 2009 American Diabetes Association Gala | Committee Member
2007 Seminole County, Florida | Guardian Ad Litem

Awards

2012 Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
Pro Bono Award
2011 African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Emerging Business Eagle Award

Biography

Throughout his life, Andre Tylor (“A.T.”) Young has always advocated for others. Andre is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the son of the late Willie James Young, who retired from General Motors as an active UAW member and Mrs. Bobbie Young-Brinson who retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and now resides in Ellenwood, Georgia. Andre is the fourth of his parents’ five children. An honor student at Southwest DeKalb High School, he was a National Achievement Finalist and was awarded an academic scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. After his father’s passing he returned home to Atlanta to complete his studies. Andre graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History (Minor, Sociology) and a Master of Education Degree in Social Studies Instruction. While a student at Georgia State, Andre served as a member of the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents to the University System of Georgia, President of the Student Body, and Director of Campus Activities and Programs. In 1999, Andre was chosen by the National Association for Campus Activities as the Southeast Regional Student Leader of the Year. He also interned with Atlanta City Councilwoman Cathy Woolard.

After graduating from Georgia State, Andre began his career as an educator with Redwood City School District. He taught middle school Social Studies in Atherton, California. While teaching in California he was also an assistant coach of the freshman basketball team at Sequoia High School. Feeling called to do more for people, Andre decided to attend law school. Andre enrolled in the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis (now the McKinney School of Law) under the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) fellowship, awarded by the Supreme Court of Indiana. During his time in law school, A.T. served on The Dean’s Academic Advisory Committee, where he interviewed candidates for professorships and made recommendations to the Dean of the law school about course offerings and master class schedules. He also served as a representative for the Student Bar Association before completing his Juris Doctor Degree in 2008.

While pursuing his law degree Andre also worked full time as a U.S. History teacher at Speedway High School in Indiana. While employed as an educator, Andre was an active member of the Speedway Teachers Union and the National Education Association. He was also the sponsor of the Student Government Association. For his efforts at Speedway High School, A.T. was recognized as a ‘Top 10’ Teacher of Year in 2005 and 2006.

In addition to teaching while in law school, Andre served as a clerk for the Honorable Davidson Momah, Administrative Law Judge of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. Andre also interned with The Law Offices of Robert Wesley, the Public Defender of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando, Florida. Andre also clerked for the Law Offices of Shapiro and Kauffman, P.A in Orlando.

After graduating from law school and passing the Florida Bar exam in 2008, A.T. opened the law firm of Young, Simmons and Burt, LLC (“YSB”), where he served as a shareholder. Andre left YSB to practice on his own at the Law Office of A.T. Young, LLC from 2010 to 2011. In 2011, A.T. formed Young DeLoach Attorneys at Law, LLC with his best friend Earnest DeLoach, Jr. In August 2014, Earnest’s practice was acquired by a statewide commercial law firm and Andre formed The Young Law Firm of Florida, where he continues to advocate on behalf of hard working people.

A.T. also served as an Adjunct Professor from 2009 to 2013 at Everest University (History, Politics, and Sociology); International Academy of Design and Technology (Sociology; Cultural Diversity); and Keiser University (Paralegal Studies; Wills, Trusts, and Estates Law).

Andre is committed to giving back to the community. In addition to participating in events with the Chi Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Andre and The Young Law Firm of Florida have sponsored the Orlando Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Downtown Credo “Orlando Together” Bike Rally, Mennello Museum Indie Folk Fest, United Arts of Central Florida, Oakland HAPCO Arts & Music Fest, Nap Ford Teacher Appreciation, Metro West Elementary Sunshine State Book Club, Orlando Outlaws Football Team, and Jones High School Athletics. The Young Law Firm is also an Orange County Public Schools Partner in Education.

In October 2015 Andre married the love of his life, Stephani Ferrari Grespan. They are members of River of Life Christian Center in Orlando. Andre’s life verse is Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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