Jeffrey Neil Young is the first Maine lawyer ever elected to the Board of the largest civil rights organization in the country dedicated to workers’ rights, the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is a partner in the largest employment and civil rights law firm north of Boston. His firm, Johnson, Webbert & Young, LLP, represents workers and individuals throughout Maine and New England. NELA is headquartered in California, with an office in DC, and has over 4000 attorney members nationwide and its Maine affiliate has over 50 members.
This election confirms Young’s national standing as the best labor lawyer in Maine. He has won many landmark verdicts and court rulings in employment and civil rights cases. He has been fighting for unions and underdogs for over 35 years. His many victories include large verdicts and settlements in class actions and individual suits for victims of sex, age, disability, and race discrimination and for workers illegally denied their hard earned pay.
Young stated, “I am honored that my peers from across the country saw fit to elect me to the NELA Board. NELA is second to none when it comes to fighting for the legal rights of working men and women, especially those who are not protected by unions. I look forward to working on national efforts to preserve and expand protections for all workers.” Young’s term begins on July 1, 2018 and lasts three years.