William D. Young, IV

Attorney in Raleigh, NC

William D. Young, IV is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Central University School of Law. He attended law school while working as a Wake County magistrate judge and joined the firm after graduating in 1991.

Bill’s practice is dedicated to criminal law in both district and superior court. He regularly handles cases involving traffic violations, charges of driving while impaired, assault, battery, larceny, domestic violence and drug offenses.

Bill has served on the board of directors for Interact and was appointed by the Wake County Commissioners to the board of directors for the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council from 1999—2001. While working as a magistrate judge, he founded the Wake County Juvenile Restitution Program. Bill has served on the steering committees of both the Criminal Justice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Domestic Offenders Sentenced Education Program (DOSE), in addition to his work on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Task Force and the North Carolina State University Social Work Advisory Council.

He is a member of the Wake County Bar, the 10th Judicial District Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, the Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers, the Fraternal Order of Police and the 200 Club, an organization that provides for the families of police officers killed or injured in the line of duty.

Community activities:
Wake County Juvenile Restitution Program, Founder
Board of Directors for Interact
Fraternal Order of PoliceThe 200 Club (an organization that provides for the families of police officers killed or injured in the line of duty)
North Carolina State University Social Work Advisory Council
Kiwanis InternationalLocal
President, 1989—1990
Regional Lt. Gov., 1991—1992

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Areas of Law

  • Criminal Law
  • General Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Law


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1991, North Carolina

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  • Law School Attended

    North Carolina Central University
    Class of 1991

    University Attended

    North Carolina State University
    Class of 1985

    Associations & Memberships

    North Carolina Bar Association, Member
    Steering Committee of the Criminal Justice Section
    Domestic Offenders Sentenced Education Program (DOSE)
    Domestic Violence... More

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    William D. Young, IV
     327 Hillsborough Street, P.O. Box 527,
    Raleigh, NC 27602


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