William B. Young, Jr.
Levin Papantonio Rafferty
316 South Baylen St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
Mr. Young serves in an of-counsel attorney position with the securities department at Levin Papantonio Rafferty. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Rollins College in 1982; a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in 1992; and Juris Doctorate degree from Barry University School of Law in 2004.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Young spent over eight years working in the securities industry. During that time period, he was a Vice President at a global securities and money management firm located in Winter Park, Florida, holding licenses as a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7), a Registered Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65), a Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63) and Florida Insurance and Variable Annuity.
Mr. Young serves as a County Court Mediator in the Orange County Florida Court System. The Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association recognized Mr. Young for exceptional pro bono service in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Mr. Young has personally litigated and resolved over 600 hundred FINRA (formerly NASD) arbitration Claims, many resulting in Claimants receiving monetary awards through live arbitration hearings.
Additionally, Mr. Young serves as Co-Chair of the AAJ Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group and was the 2020 recipient of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association Outstanding Service Award.
In 2015, Attorney Young became a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Membership in this prestigious group is reserved for attorneys who have achieved a verdict or settlement in one or more cases where the award met or exceeded $1 million – a distinction enjoyed by only 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.