The Honorable David W. Young (Ret.) is a native of Hagerstown, Maryland. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Hagerstown Junior College in 1971 and was awarded his Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1974. Judge Young obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1977.
In 1978, he began an appellate clerkship with the late Honorable Judge David T. Mason, Associate Judge, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. In 1980, Judge Young joined the staff of the Baltimore City Solicitor’s Office as an Assistant City Solicitor. He was appointed by Governor Harry Hughes to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City in December 1985.
In December 1995, Judge Young was appointed to the Circuit Court for Baltimore by Governor Parris N. Glendening and elected to a fifteen-year term in 1996. He was reelected to another fifteen-year term in November 2011. He retired in November 2013 but continues to serve on a recalled basis.
Since 1996, Judge Young has been a member of the Foster Care Court Improvement Project (FCIPP) Implementation Committee which endeavors to improve the performance of juvenile courts in child abuse and neglect cases. In 2006, was named the Committee’s Vice-Chairman and has chaired its Training Subcommittee since 1996 which oversees the specialized training of judges and masters who preside in juvenile cases.
In 2006, Judge Young received The American Bar Associations Scripps Howard Foundation Distinguished Service to Literacy Award, and in 2009 he received the Leadership in Law Award from the Maryland Daily Record. In 2013 he was the first recipient of the FCCIP Robert M. Bell Award for outstanding service to children and families. Judge Young was also awarded a Master of Divinity Degree by Virginia Union University in May 2003.
Judge Young resides in Baltimore City, and is the proud father of two daughters, Daina and Tereina and one son, Anthony, the grandfather of five adorable grandchildren, and is the loving husband of Berneda Logan Young.
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