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Elmer H.. Young

So, Who is this "Elmer" fellow anyway? Why should it matter to me? Either he can help me solve my problem or he can't. (Heck, he may not even now how and wouldn't tell me either way.) Talk is cheap and most lawyers can certainly "talk the talk." How can I possible find out if he can really "walk the walk?" All that biographical stuff doesn't mean that much to me anyway and he should know that. How can I tell if he really gives a hoot about me or my loved one? 

Ok, let's see how this sits with you:

Elmer H. Young is a 1975 graduate of John Marshall Law School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Columbus State University. So big deal, He went to law school and passed the bar exam. Every lawyer does that. But Elmer didn't stop there... He is also a 2012 graduate of the Mastery Insight Institute. This Neuro-Linguistic Programing training prepares his powers of persuasion perfectly to be able to influence jurors. His trial practice is enhanced by continued legal education at the state and national level.He loves his work and his attitude shows it. Enthusiasm and commitment mark this lawyer's work. He is defined by his commitment to his client's freedom, ask anyone who knows his work.

Elmer Young is committed to continuing his forensic education and that knowledge has prompted him to focus his law practice on the higher-level forensics of sexual Assault- related legal matters and has spent thousands of dollars and countless hours attending National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Sexual Assault Seminars. By attending these elite conferences, he has gained invaluable specialized knowledge required to represent clients charged with sex crimes. See a list here of seminars attended just within the past few years.

Young has frequently lectured and advise other young lawyers on legal subjects, particularly Georgia sex crime laws. He has received specialized training in Drug-Recognition Expert protocols and has been approved as a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Attorney Young is also a graduate of the numerous advanced drunk driving law courses including, “Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases” and has been a guest speaker at the Defense of Drinking Drivers seminar sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. As a prominent DUI defense lawyer, Mr. Young is an active member of the National College for DUI Defense. He was recognized by his mentors and peers in 2002, by being awarded “Most Amazing Jury Verdict.”

His law practice is substantially dedicated to criminal defense with a strong emphasis on forensic-related criminal charges like Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Drug-related cases, DUI and other serious criminal cases.Mr. Young also handles other criminal matters earning a reputation among the bar and bench for conscientiously and aggressively representing his client's interests. Many of non-DUI criminal cases are drug-related cases. Whether you've had a DUI arrest or another criminal issue, Mr. Young is the attorney to call in Augusta, Savannah and surrounding areas.


Experienced. Aggressive. Devoted.

Attorney Young's reputation in the Georgia legal community never goes unnoticed. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, judges and prosecutors throughout the state know that he is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. As a defense attorney doing everything in his power to protect clients from jail time, harsh charges, and a permanent sex offender record, our firm has obtained many favorable verdicts resulting in reduced, and even dropped charges.

Georgia Court Information and Locations

Mr. Young is admitted to practice in all District and Circuit and Federal Courts in the State of Georgia. Mr. Young typically practices in the Georgia counties of Richmond, Chatham, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Columbia, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jefferson, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, Screven and Wayne with offices in Augusta and Savannah.

Recent Blog Posts



    In all that was discussed about my case. The thing that I will never forget is the comfort that I immediately felt with my first encounter with Mr. Young (and this was only a phone conversation). He listened so intently to what my issue was. He never interrupted. He wholly allowed me to say every...
  • eternally grateful

    Elmer Young was a beacon of hope to myself and my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. Not only was he able to defend us from an unjust accusation, but his calm and empathetic demeanor also offered emotional security...
  • willing to do anything

    My fiancé was involved in a case that could have potentially changed our lives forever. I hired Mr. Young and was not disappointed! We dealt with this case for little over a year, and the entire time Elmer was available and willing to listen to my concerns. In the end through determination and de...
  • Brandon Recommends Elmer H.. Young

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    Thanks to Attorney Young and his wonderful staff I was very pleased with the outcome. They always treated me nice and pleasant.
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    Took the time to discuss my options in two different cases. Very informative and kind individual!
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    I had a great experience with Mr. Young every since the first day I contacted him. He did a case evaluation over the phone and told me what could happen and what he could do for me. He explained the whole situation out for me and told me to think about it and give him a call back if i wanted him ...
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    From the initial phone interview (which he provided free of charge) I felt that Mr. Young was genuinely concerned with me as a person and the success of my defense. He put no pressure on me to hire him in that interview; in fact, he encouraged me to think, pray, and research further before making...
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    Mr. Elmer is a credible lawyer. He helped me throughout 3 numerous cases, actually helping me to receive the best outcome out of all three. Mr. Young is trustworthy and available not only for hiring, but great consultation as well. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Young again or recommend him to ...
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    Mr. Young's honesty and professionalism are what stood out to me from the very beginning. You would not make any promises to me, to ensure I didn't have any dream up any false hope. I was going to be held responsible for my actions. Mr Young delivered a better outcome than I ever could have imagined
  • Anonymous Recommends Elmer H.. Young

    Very knowledgeable. He gave me a free consultation over the phone and pointed me in the right direction to help me for my case.
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    Mr. Young is a man of his word. He said that he would work to the best of his ability in providing the services and attention needed with my case. He did exactly that and more. He was always available and ready to answer any questions I had pertaining to the case. I placed my trust and confidence...
  • Anonymous Recommends Elmer H.. Young

    I came into this situation not having a clue what to do or how to do it and Mr Young supported me every step of the way...I owe my freedom and well-being entirely to the professionalism and expertise of Mr Young.
  • Anonymous Recommends Elmer H.. Young

    Hiring Mr. Young was one of the best decisions I made regarding my case. He was professional every step of the way, answered all questions that I had, and never overpromised anything. He was able to get me a resolution that I never would have anticipated at the beginning of the process. Mrs. Youn...
  • Anonymous Recommends Elmer H.. Young

    Mr. Young was wonderful with handling my case. My Chatham County DUI was drug out for over a year and during that time if I ever needed Mr. Young, he was there to answer questions by phone, email or even in person if I needed him. His personability and calm demeanor are what everyone needs when g...
  • Anonymous Recommends Elmer H.. Young

    This attorney was competent and professional. I was looking at a DUI conviction with possible jail time and loss of license but I walked out a free man with no stain on my driving record. I hope i never need a lawyer again, but if I do, i will call Elmer Young
  • Megan Recommends Elmer H.. Young

    He was very patient and outstanding lawyer. Elmer did an awesome job on my brothers case!!!!!Definitely recommend him

Honors & Recognition

Mr. Young's success in obtaining non-DUI dispositions in his DUI/DWI cases has earned him the respect of his peers and clients alike. He has earned a LegalMatch Five-Star rating and a coveted 10 Avvo Rating. His high ratings reflect his ability to help his clients.