Executive Member

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Tel: 212.485.8725
Fax: 212.485.8650

J. Jay Young is the CEO and Member of Smith Mazure's Executive Committee, and he has significant experience litigating cases in a variety of areas. Mr. Young received his law degree from New York Law School. He graduated Omicron Delta Kappa with an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Young is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and New Jersey in both Federal and State Courts.

Mr. Young has particular experience in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Claims Management, Construction Accidents, Excess Risk Claims, General Liability, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Lead Paint, Mold and Toxic Tort Litigation, Municipal Litigation, Premise and Security Liability, Products Liability and Transportation-related Accidents.

Mr. Young writes and lectures frequently on substantive and procedural topics such as vicarious liability, reducing risk litigation, New York oddities, No-fault insurance, soft tissue injuries and other issues relevant to New York practice.


New York Law School, J.D.,(1980)
Rutgers University, B.A., Omicron Delta Kappa(1977)


New York (1981)
The Supreme Court of the United States (1990)
U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. (1981)
U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. (1981)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1981)
New Jersey (1980)


Board of Directors
Defense Association of New York (DANY)
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of the City of New York


Vicarious Liability of Rental Firms Preempted by Federal Law

Limiting Your Exposure After an Accident

The End of the ‘Open and Obvious’ Defense

Defending Against Mold Related Personal Injury Actions


New York, NY Office


39 Broadway, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10006

T: 212.964.7400
F: 212.374.1935



New Jersey Office


92 East Main Street, Suite 402
Somerville, NJ 08876

T: 908.393.7300
F: 908.231.1030



Long Island Office


200 Old Country Road, Suite 590
Mineola, NY 11501

T: 516.414.7400
F: 516.294.7325