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AMARILLO BUSINESS LITIGATION ATTORNEYS

Young & Newsom, PC is built on more than four decades of legal experience and a substantial trial background. Clients are continually impressed with the outstanding quality of our advice and representation, helping us to develop long-term relationships with our clients. For a free initial consultation about how we can help you or your business, contact Young & Newsom, PC.

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., 1996

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Amarillo Area Bar Association
  • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice

JEREMI K. YOUNG

Born and raised in Canadian, Texas, Jeremi Young has practiced law from offices in downtown Amarillo since 2005 after relocating from Dallas. With over a decade of experience in a wide variety of legal matters, Mr. Young represents clients involved in business litigation, personal injury and wrongful death claims, employment law matters (with a focus on wage and hour matters), construction and real estate matters, contested probate and trust cases. Clients in the Panhandle rely on Mr. Young’s trial experience, his extensive legal knowledge, and his ability to achieve results through innovative solutions.

Mr. Young earned his Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Starting his legal career in Dallas, he has been practicing in Texas since 1999. As a recognized authority on a wealth of legal topics, Mr. Young regularly speaks to legal and business groups throughout the country. He is also an active member of many local and national legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Mr. Young previously served as President of the Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association and as a Director of the Amarillo Area Bar Association.

Speaking Engagements/Papers

  • Staying in Line with the Fair Labor Standards Act, presented to the Texas Electric Cooperatives Association Accounting Conference, San Marcos, Texas, May 2016
  • Employee Rights, presented to The Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated, Amarillo, Texas, October 2015
  • Overcoming Class Action Waivers and Pitfalls in Collective Action Certification, prepared for American Association for Justice Seminar on Litigating Wage & Hour Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Cases, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2010
  • A Primer on Wage & Hour Laws, American Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 2010
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: An Overview, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, April 2008
  • Pay ‘em Short, End Up in Court: How to Avoid Wage & Hour Lawsuits, Workforce Solutions Training Seminar, Amarillo, Texas, October 2007

Education & Judicial Clerkship

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Business, Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1989
  • Judicial Clerkship, Seventh Court of Appeals, Amarillo, Texas, 1992-1993

Board Certifications

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Licensed To Practice

  • States of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma
  • U.S. Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • All Federal Courts in Texas and New Mexico
  • Federal Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • All State Courts in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma

Professional Memberships

  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President and Current National Board Representative, Amarillo Chapter)
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association (Past President, 2014-2015)
  • State Bar Associations of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma

Professional Recognition

  • July 2016, Recognition for a Top Defense Verdict in 2015 by Verdict Search, an affiliate of Texas Lawyer Magazine, for the verdict in Arrington v. Aranda Pools, Inc.
  • 2015 Recipient of the Bob Black Bar Leaders Award presented by Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 2005-2016 Texas Super Lawyer, Plaintiff's Personal Injury, Texas Monthly Law and Politics Magazine 

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Another Chance House
  • Board of Directors, Austin College "L" Association
  • Member, First Baptist Church

Tim Newsom

Tim Newsom began his legal career with a judicial clerkship at the Amarillo Court of Appeals, and is now entering his 24th year in the practice of law.  He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  His practice includes general civil litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury, and construction litigation.

Throughout his career, Mr. Newsom has represented an array of clients from small children to families to businesses and their executives.  Verdict Search, an affiliate of Texas Lawyer Magazine, recognized Mr. Newsom as having one of the top defense verdicts in 2015 after he successfully defended a small business in a true "bet-the-company" case.  Mr. Newsom has also been recognized for eleven consecutive years as a Super Lawyer in Plaintiff's Personal Injury by Texas Monthly Law and Politics. Although some of his cases have garnered media attention, Mr. Newsom has also discreetly resolved a number of matters confidentially outside the courtroom with no publicity.

Mr. Newsom is a Past President of the Amarillo Area Bar Association and the Amarillo Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  ABOTA is a national invitation-only organization of experienced trial lawyers from both sides of the docket whose primary mission is preservation of the right to trial by jury in a civil case.  He currently serves as National Board Representative for the Amarillo Chapter of ABOTA.  The Spring 2016 edition of Voir Dire Magazine, the flagship publication of ABOTA, published an article co-authored by Mr. Newsom entitled "The American Jury" which explains how juries protect the fundamental rights of all Americans.

Mr. Newsom and his wife Judy, who holds a Ph.D. and is a founding faculty member of Texas Tech University Pharmacy School, have been married 19 years and have two children.

Publications & Presentations

  • Frequent speaker on The American Jury, a presentation that explains the history behind the right to trial by jury and how juries preserve the fundamental rights of all Americans.
  • Preparing the Cast for Center Stage in the Trial Theater, State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (2017); Author and Speaker.
  • Dicky Grigg, Guy D. Choate, Dan Worthington & Tim Newsom, The American Jury, Voir Dire, Spring 2016.
  • TEX-ABOTA Teachers Law School sponsored by the ABOTA Foundation and East Texas Chapter of TEX-ABOTA (2016); Speaker.
  • TEX-ABOTA Masters in Trial Presentation (Fort Worth 2016); Faculty Member and Participant.
  • The American Jury, TEX-ABOTA Santa Fe CLE Round-Up (2016); Author and Speaker.
  • Cross Examination: Preparing the Plaintiff for the Present and America for the Future, State Bar of Texas 31st Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (2015); Author and Speaker.
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road in 18 Wheeler Truck Wrecks - Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association (2014); Author and Speaker.
  • Proving Damages Through Experts, 6th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation, State Bar of Texas (2014); Author and Speaker.
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road in 18 Wheeler Truck Wrecks - Road Rules Lubbock: A Crash Course Car Wrecks Seminar, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2011); Author and Speaker.
  • Perfecting and Foreclosing a Statutory Mechanic's Lien on Private Commercial and Residential Construction Projects - Texas Trial Lawyers Association Commercial Litigation Seminar (2007); Author and Speaker.
  • Commercial Truck Litigation 2007 - State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (2007); Author and Speaker.
  • Medical Record Use and Confidentiality in Court - National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (May 2004); Author. 

Published & Unpublished Opinions

Bank Fraud & Conversion

  • First State Bank, N.A. v. Morse, 227 S.W.3d 820 (Tex.App. -Amarillo 2007, no pet.)

ConTort Remedies

  • Crouch v. Klein, No. 07-95-0263-CV (Tex.App. -Amarillo 1996, pet. denied)

Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Noble v. Serco, Inc., No. 3:08-76-DCR, 2009 WL 1811550 (E.D.Ky. June 25, 2009)
  • Sanders v. MPRI, Inc., No. Civ-08-345-R, 2008 WL 5572846 (W.D. Okla. Oct. 16, 2008)

Medical Peer Review & Reporting 

  • Gulde v. St. Anthony's Hosp., No. 07-93-0136-CV (Tex.App. -Amarillo 1994, writ denied)

Personal Injury

  • Bryant v. Levy, 196 S.W.3d 166 (Tex.App. -Amarillo 2006, no pet)
  • McKee v. McNeir, 151 S.W.3d 268 (Tex.App. -Amarillo 2004, no pet)
  • Nutri-Feeds, Inc. v. Venegas, No. 12-97-00262 (Tex.App. -Tyler 1999, no pet)
  • Harlow v. Hayes, 991 S.W.2d 24 (Tex.App -Amarillo 1998, pet. denied)
  • Craig v. Mixon, No. 97-07-0350-CV (Tex.App. -Amarillo 1998, pet. denied)
  • Gant v. Dumas Glass & Mirror, Inc., 935 S.W.2d 202 (Tex.App. -Amarillo 1996, no writ)

Civil Procedure And Default Judgments

  • Taylor v. Great Western Dir., Inc., No. 07-000213-CV (Tex.App. -Amarillo 2000, no pet)
  • American Comm. Serv. Inc. v. Indiana Ins., Co., No.07-97-0329-CV (Tex.App. -Amarillo 1999, pet. denied)
  • Curry v. Noble, No. 07-98-0315-CV (Tex.App. -Amarillo 1999, pet. denied)

Products Liability

  • Hiniger v.Case Corp., 23 F.3d 124 (5th Cir. 1994), cert. denied, 513 U.S. 1079 (1995). 

Collin Wynne

Collin Wynne has a degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston.

Mr. Wynne began his career in Houston, before returning to his hometown of Amarillo in 2015. Mr. Wynne's practice includes Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims; breach of contract claims; Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) claims; theft of trade secrets; intellectual property, copyright, and trademark claims. Mr. Wynne's practice also includes wills, trusts, and estate planning matters, including contested guardianship and probate matters and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Mr. Wynne is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court to practice before all Courts in the State of Texas. Mr. Wynne is admitted and qualified to practice before every Federal District Court in the State of Texas (Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas).

Stephanie Holcomb

Stephanie Holcomb has worked as a paralegal with The Young Law Firm, P.C. for almost 8 years. She has extensive experience in employment law and specifically in wage and hour matters.