According to the legal publication’s selection criteria, the honor is awarded to attorneys “who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers — in their first 10 years in practice.”
In a very short time, Jesse has become a nationally known advocate for workers whose employers fail to pay them an honest wage. Although an associate at Sommers Schwartz, he manages the day-to-day operations of the Complex Litigation Group’s busy Wage & Hour practice, and has helped secure multimillion resolutions in class actions involving thousands of plaintiffs. His representation regularly takes him around the country; in addition to appearing in state and federal courts throughout the U.S, he has also briefed and argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also presented on wage and hour issues to state and national bar associations, including the annual meeting of the American Association for Justice.
Outside of his busy and successful practice, Jesse has helped individuals and families rebuild their lives – literally – through his ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity. Drawing from his residential construction experience, he is a frequent and familiar face on home sites, and his dedication resulted in recognition as Volunteer of the Year for Habitat for Humanity’s Western Wayne County Chapter in 2011. He now serves as Board Member and Site Supervisor for the organization, continuing its mission in a leadership role.
Jesse Young reflects the best of what the legal profession’s future holds – exemplary practice skills, zealous representation of commitment to his clients, and a strong moral compass that drives him to give back to his community.