October 17, 2017

 

Frank M. Young III


Frank 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 Relations.

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.

 

 


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