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Vicki H. Young

Vicki H. Young

Palo Alto, California

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Drug Offenses

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Wellesley College
    • B.A., With Honors - 1972

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, N.A.C.D.L., Robert C. Heeney Award, 2012
  • Recipient, N.A.C.D.L., President's Commendation Award, 2003, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Governors 2003-2009; Life Member, Parliamentarian 2012-2013
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Board of Governors 1986-1992; Co-Chair, Federal Practice Seminar 1993-1997
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative for the Northern District of California, 1996 - 2000
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section Executive Committee, 1994 - 1997
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section, Advisor to Executive Committee, 1997 - 2003
  • Women Defenders, Board of Directors, 1992 - 1993

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Ephraim Margolin, San Francisco, CA, Of Counsel, 1999 - 2016
  • Law Offices of Vicki H. Young, Principal, 1999 - present
  • Federal Public Defenders Office, Northern District of California, San Jose Division, Supervising Assistant Federal Public Defender, 1997 - 1999
  • Federal Public Defenders Office, Northern District of California, San Jose Division, Staff Attorney, 1987 - 1997
  • Federal Public Defenders Office, Central District of California at Los Angeles, Staff Attorney, 1986 - 1987
  • Sacramento County Public Defenders Office, Sacramento, CA, Staff Attorney, 1977 - 1985

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Law Offices of Vicki H. Young
2211 Park Blvd
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-289-0635
Fax: 650-289-0636
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240 Stockton Street
4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
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