Regina A. Young

When litigation arises, Regina first seeks to understand her clients' goals, and then leverages her extensive experience in state and federal court to defend against wrongful discharge claims, state and federal claims of unlawful discrimination, and various employment-related actions.


Professional Experience

Regina Young has practiced law since 1996, serving as a law clerk to Circuit Judge John B. Plegge and Circuit Judge Barry Sims from 1997 to 2002, and engaging in an active trial practice since joining Wright Lindsey Jennings in 2002. Young’s practice centers on litigation, and trial work, including employment law defense, property title defense, personal injury defense, insurance defense (including products liability, premises liability, professional liability, and bad faith as well as coverage disputes), representation of corporate clients (in cases involving products liability, mass tort, and pharmaceutical liability defense), and commercial litigation (including contract matters and non-consumer collections).

Young also defends employers in federal and state court litigation and appeals, including claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, 42 U.S.C. Sections 1981 and 1983 and state law claims involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, arbitration agreements, wrongful discharge, the Arkansas Civil Rights Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act.

Young’s more recent experience includes:

  • Co-counsel in a disability discrimination and retaliation case tried in March 2015.  The jury returned unanimous defense verdicts on the disability claims, and the Court granted the defense a directed verdict on the retaliation claim.
  • Co-counsel in a contested race and disability discrimination case in September 2014. The jury returned defense verdicts on the discrimination claims.
  • Lead trial counsel for large U.S. based insurance carrier defending claims of bad faith and breach of contract.
  • Lead counsel defending numerous EEOC charges against public entities and private companies.

Recognition

Young is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Young has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Future Star” in her field. Since 2012, Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized Young for her work in Civil Litigation Defense and, in 2016, she was recognized for her work in Employment Litigation Defense. Most recently, Young was recognized by Soiree Magazine as a “Best Lawyer” in Little Rock in the category of litigation. Young’s professional activities include membership in the American, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations; the William R. Overton Inn of of the American Inns of Court as a Barrister; and the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel.


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