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MICHAEL L.
YOUNG

Partner

myoung@heplerbroom.com

314-480-4152

St. Louis, MO

 

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2002
  • Washington University-St. Louis, Bachelor of Arts in History, summa cum laude, 1999

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the
    • 7th Circuit
    • 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois

Practice Description


Michael L. Young is a litigation attorney with a primary emphasis in the practice of insurance coverage and bad faith. He represents both insureds and insurers in complex insurance coverage matters at all stages of the claims process. Mr. Young also has advised insurers in drafting policy language and developing claims best practices. He has represented clients in Missouri and Illinois.

Bar/Professional Associations


  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Chair, Insurance Law Committee
    • Vice-Chair, Insurance Law Committee (2015-2017)
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Insurance Law Committee
  • Certified Litigation Management Professional
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • The Missouri Bar

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • Best Lawyers in America (2017-2019)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2014-2016)
  • Featured in A.M. Best’s Member Spotlight (June 2014)

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Excellence Award for
    • Commerical Transactions
    • Business Associations
    • Health Care Provider Liability
    • Legal Profession
    • Civil Procedure II
  • Order of the Woolsack
  • Saint Louis University Law Journal (2000-2001)
    • Staff member
    • Case Note selected Best Student Work in Volume 45
  • Valedictorian

Published Legal Writing


  • “What to Do When Rules of Grammar Are Unclear, and Other Thoughts on Split Infinitives,” Writers’ Corner, For the Defense (June 2018). Co-author
  • “The Expansion of Discovery in Insurance Law Cases After Zagorski v. Allstate,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 1 (2017)
  • IDC Survey of Law of 2015-16 (Contributor)
  • “First District Rejects the Use of Extrinsic Evidence for Purposes of the Duty to Defend,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 25, Number 2 (2015)
  • “Complex Claims, Complex Questions: Illinois’s Approach to Liability Claims Involving Multiple Claimants and Multiple Insureds,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 24, Number 1 (2014)
  • “Does This Insurance Policy Provision Provide Coverage? It All Depends on How You Look at It,” MODL Q. Rep. (Vol. 18) (2014)
  • “In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Defense Counsel as Ethically Challenged or Merely in a Position Where Appearance of Impropriety Exists When Insurer and Insured have Conflicts of Interest?” IDC Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 2 (2012)
  • “Effectively Obtaining Additional Insured Status in Illinois,” The Illinois Manufacturer (Fall 2011)

Legal Lectures & Presentations


  • “Do You Believe In Life After RSMO 537.065 Reform?” Springfield Claims Association (Springfield MO, 2017)
  • “Insurance Coverage Issues with Employment Practices Policies,” Chicagoland Chapters of CPCU and HeplerBroom Joint Insurance Coverage and Fraud Seminar (Chicago IL, 2017)
  • “Obligations & Options in Managing Insurer-Imposed Billing Guidelines,” Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Chicago IL, 2016)
  • “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law,” National Business Institute (Collinsville IL, 2016)
  • “Hot Topics in Personal Lines Policies,” Claims and Management Alliance (St. Louis MO, 2015)

For a complete listing of Legal Lectures & Presentations, see attached.