October 17, 2017
Frank M. Young III
M. Young III, a senior litigator for Haskell Slaughter Young &
Rediker, was the first member of the firm's litigation practice group.
A graduate of Washington & Lee University (A.B., 1963) and Cumberland
School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1969), Mr. Young was admitted to the
bar in 1969. After serving a term as law clerk to Judge H.H. Grooms,
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama, he attended
Harvard University, where he earned an LL.M. degree in 1970.
Mr. Young began his legal practice with a large
Birmingham firm in 1970, joining Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker
in 1974. He is a member of the American, Alabama and Birmingham
bar associations. In over 30 years of litigation practice, he has
argued cases in virtually every kind of local and appellate court,
representing both defendants and plaintiffs. He is actively involved
in the firm's healthcare, commercial and product liability litigation
efforts. In addition to his practice in litigation, Mr. Young is
involved in the firm's growing international practice. He served
as first chairman of the International Law Section of the Alabama
State Bar and is a member of that section's executive committee.
He is a former officer and director of the Society of International
Business Fellows, a national business leadership organization headquartered
in Atlanta, and is the Chairman of the Birmingham Committee on Foreign
Throughout his career, Mr.
Young has been active in a host of business, civic and cultural
organizations. He is a long-time member of the Downtown Rotary Club.
He has been president and chairman of the Birmingham Area Chamber
of Commerce and president of the Metropolitan Arts Council, Operation
New Birmingham and the Birmingham Business Assistance Network. He
participated in the early efforts to establish a civil rights museum
and is a former member of the board of directors and executive committee
of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. He is a trustee and member
of the executive committee of Miles College; a member of the Norton
Board of Advisors, Birmingham-Southern College School of Business;
and a former president of the Cahaba River Society. Mr. Young served
as the first President of the Black Warrior-Cahaba River Land Trust
created for the purpose of assisting Jefferson County, Alabama,
in the establishment of a countywide greenway project and he is
a continuing member of that organization's board. Mr. Young's community
service was recognized in 1999 when he received the Community Service
Award of the Birmingham Bar Association.