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Terry C. Young



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Terry Young has tried over 50 jury trials to verdict and more than 200 non-jury trials. He has more than 30 years of experience – in local, state and Federal courts – ranging from disputes over United States presidential elections to multi-national “bet-the-company” litigation, from high profile divorces to multi-million-dollar personal injury cases, from complex contract disputes to first amendment defenses.

Whether a public persona or a private family, a major corporation or a fledgling new venture, Terry represents both plaintiffs and defendants, from counseling through trial and appeal. While Terry advocates on behalf of his clients in court, he is a firm believer in dispute resolution whenever appropriate. Most importantly, whether in arbitration, mediation, divorce, or trial, or negotiating a private settlement, he has the utmost regard for clients’ confidentiality, privacy and ultimate objectives.

Sometimes those objectives are to minimize costs – even in the case of a high-profile divorce. Terry has represented a number of public figures in family law matters.

Representative Matters

Representative Cases

  • Selton v. Nelson, 201 So.3d 827 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
  • Selton v. Paulucci, 192 So.3d 1257 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
  • McNamara v. McNamara, 988 So.2d 1255 (Fla. 5th DCA August 29, 2008)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 2005 WL 729685 (M.D.Fla. March 21, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 357 F.Supp.2d 1350 (M.D.Fla. February 16, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 390 F.Supp.2d 1073 (M.D.Fla. February 15, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 2005 WL 5278461 (M.D.Fla. January 26, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 393 F.Supp.2d 1276 (M.D.Fla. January 05, 2005)

Representative Client Experience

Community Activities

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, past President and Chairman of the Membership Committee, Charter Member
  • Florida ABOTA, past President and past Treasurer, current Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, past Chair
  • Federal Grievance past Chair, Orlando Division, Middle District of Florida
  • Heart of Florida United Way's Seagrave House, former Director
  • Heart of Florida United Way Capital Fund Committee
  • University Club, past Board Member and President


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Awesome Attorneys, Orlando Family Magazine, 2023
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2003-2023
  • "Florida Legal Elite" 2011-2015 Florida Trend Magazine
  • Selected as Top 100 Attorney by Florida Super Lawyers 2006
  • Selection for inclusion in 2006-2009, 2011-2020 Florida Super Lawyers
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2010-2015

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Justice Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers


Speaking Engagements

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