Douglas Young

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Biography

Doug practices in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial litigation and insurance agency regulatory law. He is 1990 cum laude graduate of the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law). Doug earned his undergraduate degree in 1984 from Wayne State University. He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1990 and the Illinois Bar in 1991. Doug has been a speaker at numerous insurance-related programs, including the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents' (MAIA) Annual Convention, RIMS Annual Meeting, and the State Bar of Michigan Insurance and Indemnity Section Annual Meeting. He is a past board member of the State Bar of Michigan Insurance and Indemnity Section.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage (Business Income and Time Element, Commercial Automobile, Commercial Crime, Commercial General Liability, Cyber Risk, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Environmental and Toxic Tort Liability, Excess/Umbrella Liability, Food Contamination and Recall, Marine, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Property, & Workers' Compensation)
  • Insurance Agents and Broker Liability
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Past Positions

  • Plunkett Cooney, Associate, 1990 to 1994
  • Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Vice President/Assistant General Counsel, 1994 to 2004
  • Wilson Young Costello PLC, Attorney/Member, 2004 to 2018

Representative Cases

  • $7.4 Million verdict for client in commercial contract litigation
  • $5.0 Million settlement for client in professional liability insurance coverage litigation
  • Numerous successful resolutions of insurance claims and litigation

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1990
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2012 to present
  • DBusiness Top Laywer, 2017 to present

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan Association of Insurance Agents
  • Risk & Insurance Management Society