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Philip Young

Mr. Young, a founding partner of Davis, Bengtson and Young, has 45 years of experience in civil litigation. He has tried to jury over 40 trials, conducted over 1,000 mediations, and served as a binding arbitrator in both medical malpractice and civil disputes. His experience includes tort, contracts, products liability, constructions defects, and commercial contracts.

He recently received a Life Time Award from the Santa Clara Court for helping to resolve hundreds of cases while serving as Temporary Judge.

Mr. Young has been honored by being selected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, and is fortunate to be selected among the "Top Lawyers of Silicon Valley Area" in the civil litigation area.

He completed a 40 hour course in "The Mediation Process" at Pepperdine University.

As a member of the Saratoga Rotary he traveled to Guatemala to assist a team performing cleft lip surgery. His hobbies include fly fishing, biking (one hundred mile ride on the Coast Highway), hiking, and canoeing down the Zambezi River in Zambia.

A few excerpts for "Recent Recommendations" below include: "he cuts to the chase" ..."demonstrates tenacity and insight"..."quickly identifies the key issues"..."has always treated our clients fairly and in good faith"..."Phil is actually batting 100% for our firm".

Recent Recommendations:

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  • UC Hastings College of the Law, JD. - Member of the Thurston Academic Honors Society
  • UC Berkeley, B.A.
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA, Mediation Courses
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA

Areas of Practice:

  • Tort Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment Law
  • Mediation Services
  • Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Fee Disputes between Clients and Attorneys


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Saratoga Rotary

Court Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

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American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

(ABOTA). Membership Eligibility - "Any trial lawyer who is of high personal character and honorable reputation, and who is a member of the Bar of the State, province, district, territory or country in which he or she practices, and who has met the qualifications as prescribed in Article III, Section 2, may become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates upon nomination and election..." -