James Young

Jacksonville, Florida

James Young was born in Boston and raised and educated in Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1993, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in 1997. After a successful career as Special Counsel to the Florida Attorney General’s office, James joined Morgan & Morgan’s complex litigation unit, focusing on qui tam (whistleblower) cases nationwide.

James has broad experience and is nationally known in the areas of consumer protection, health fraud, and pharmaceutical litigation. He has served in leadership positions in numerous multi-state Attorney General investigations, including starting and co-leading the largest consumer protection drug settlement to date, In Re Risperdal. He was appointed co-lead of the government plaintiffs group in the Vioxx Multi-District Litigation and served as lead of several litigation subcommittees.

In addition to his attorney responsibilities, James Young is a regular contributor to the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group’s whistleblower blog. He is licensed to practice in Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida.

Practice Areas

  • Class Action
  • Government Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Whistleblower Complaints


  • Chair, Jacksonville Ethics Commission (2012-2013)
  • Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee "A," Fourth Judicial Circuit (2014-present)
  • ABA - Health Law Section (2013-present)
  • Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee (2014-present)
  • Consumer Protection Law Committee of the Florida Bar (2008-2014)
  • Chair, Jacksonville Bar Association, Government Lawyer Section (2011, 2012)
  • Chair (Education Subcommittee), Jacksonville Bar Association, Government Relations Committee (2012-present)


  • University of Florida (B.A., 1993)
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida