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 was named “Preservationist of the Year” by the Harford County Executive in 2005. Mr. Young was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by the Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Mr. Young is a graduate of The John Carroll School, where he 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.
Boards and Affiliations
Member of the Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College, 2004 - Present
Member of the Board of Directors of the Upper Chesapeake Health System, 2004 - Present
Member of the Board Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation since 1999, Chairman 2015 -
Member of Local Advisory Board for Branch Banking & Trust Company, 2005 - 2014
Member of the Principal’s Council of John Carroll School, 2009 - Present
Member of the Board of Directors of Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation, 1995-2014, President, 1999-2014
Member of the Board of Directors of The Manor Conservancy, 1997-2013; Vice President 2000-2013
Member of the Board of Directors of Maryland Steeplechase Association, 1994, Vice President 2000-2014, President, 2015 - Member of the Appeals Board of National Steeplechase Association, 2000-
Member of the Board of Governors of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, 1990-2015; President 1995-2015
President Emeritus Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, 2015 –
Gubernatorial Appointment to the Judicial Nomination Commission for Harford County, 1995-1999; 1999-2003; 2015-