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David J. Younker

David J. Younker, a member of Gregory Doyle’s litigation practice, has experience both locally and nationally litigating matters related to high-exposure complex litigation, premises liability, business disputes, intellectual property, professional liability and licensure (including medical, dental, and pharmaceutical matters), transportation, appellate law, fiduciary issues, products liability and fraud.

Additionally, David has worked with clients to develop strategies outside of litigation.  He has regularly delivered education seminars and mentoring to groups to understand liability concerns, the legal process, corporate policy and procedure formation, contract/licensure considerations, public relations, and internal criminal investigations.  David’s clients have included the range of individuals to small businesses to large Fortune 100 companies.  Additionally, as a former prosecutor, David has extensive experience in the courtroom as well as wide-ranging experience in both civil and criminal law.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Cobb Bar Association
  • Active Member, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
  • Youth Basketball Coach
  • Keyboard/Piano Player

 

Notable Client Highlights

  • Successfully trying many cases to jury trial representing various clients such as nurses, business owners, dentists, doctors, and companies.
  • Successfully completing complex mediations both pre and post-suit for both local and international companies dealing with business disputes, high exposure, and multi-jurisdictional litigation.
  • Handling over a dozen cases before various Georgia appellate courts, both criminal and civil cases.
  • Securing judgments for pharmacists and pharmacies related to claims of pharmaceutical malpractice, false arrest, and personal injury.
  • Securing judgments and dismissals for dentists and doctors related to claims of medical malpractice.
  • Securing judgments and dismissals for companies related to products liability and personal injury claims.
  • Assisting a hospital system in preparing and executing internal criminal investigations as well as public relations responses.
  • Examining contracts and handling related litigation dealing with restrictive covenants and licensing issues.
  • Evaluating licensure cases and appearing before professional licensing boards for professionals such as dentists, doctors, and nurses.
  • Prosecuting cases representing the State of Georgia on matters including armed robbery, kidnapping, white collar, and other felony matters.

 

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, An Interactive Overview of Nursing and Medical Malpractice, Gwinnett Medical Center, 2017
  • Speaker, Dental Malpractice Mock Trial, American Dental Association, 2016
  • Speaker, Criminal Law for the Civil Attorney, Atlanta, 2015
  • Speaker, Realization of Education, Allatoona High School, 2015
  • Speaker, Statutes of limitation and Repose for Insurance Underwriters, Atlanta, 2014
  • Speaker, HIPAA Considerations and Update, Georgia Association of Paralegals, 2013
  • Speaker, Annual Law Update, Fayette County Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker, Domestic Violence/Stalking Training, Various Georgia Law Enforcement Agencies, 2011-2012
  • Coordinator, Academic Coordinator and Instructor, Duke University TIP, 2009

 

DAVID YOUNKER

Of Counsel

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation and Trial

Arbitration

Appellate

Business Litigation

Intellectual Property

Restrictive Covenant & Non-Compete

Premises Liability

Transportation

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Accounting

Closely-Held & Family Owned Businesses

Construction & Development

Financial Services

Medical/Dental

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Georgia Bar

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, University of Georgia

Master’s Degree in Education, University of Georgia

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, University of Georgia