Albert Young ‘81
Albert John Anderson (Jay) Young ‘81 – Mr. Young is a Principal in the Bel Air law firm of Brown, Brown and Young. Founded in 1901, the firms enjoys the highest rating given by the Martindale and Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in the prestigious Bar Register which includes in its membership only preeminent firms.
His practice is concentrated in Harford County in the area of business, real property, land use, estate planning and estate administration. He enjoys the distinction of planning and administering many of the largest estates probated in Harford County as well as some of the most significant residential and commercial projects developed in the County. Also active in land preservation, Mr. Young is a Board member and Vice President of The Manor Conservancy, a private land trust that has negotiated and obtained perpetual preservation easements on over 20,000 contiguous acres of property. He was named Preservationist of the Year by the Harford County Executive in 2005.
Mr. Young is a graduate of The John Carroll School, received the John Carroll Award, “presented by the administration and the faculty to the Senior who, in their judgment, has made the greatest contribution in the area of school spirit and involvement.”
He is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, MD, where he received the Clark-Porter Medal, “awarded to the student whose character and personal integrity, in the opinion of the faculty, has most clearly enhanced the quality of campus life;” served two terms as Student Government Association President, and was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society “in recognition of conspicuous attainments and service in collegiate activities.”
Mr. Young received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1984. Before joining Brown, Brown & Young, Mr. Young served as law clerk to the Honorable Edward A. DeWaters, Jr., later Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of Maryland. Mr. Young was also appointed by the Governor to the Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission for Harford County from 1995 to 2002 and again from 2006 to 2010.
He is a Member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College, Member of the Board of Directors of the Upper Chesapeake Health System and the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, Member of Local Advisory Board for Branch Banking & Trust Company, Member of the Principal’s Council of John Carroll School, President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation, Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of The Manor Conservancy (a local land trust), and Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Steeplechase Association, as well as a member of the Appeals Board of the National Steeplechase Association. An avid equestrian, Mr. Young is President and member of the Board of Governors of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, founded in 1878.