Title: Of Counsel
Company: Reger, Rizzo & Darnall
Location: Dover, Delaware, United States
Robert Young, Of Counsel at Reger, Rizzo & Darnall, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Mr. Young was inspired to go into the field of law by his older cousin, Richard “Dick” C. Bond, who began practicing, as well as “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee which had just come out. In his own pursuits of the profession, he first earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech from Denison University in 1965 before receiving a JD from Ohio State University in 1969. He was admitted to the Ohio state bar that same year, and also was admitted to the US District Court South District of Ohio, the US Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
Mr. Young practiced with Young & Alexander in Dayton from 1969 until 1974. He then moved to Dover, Delaware, where he began practice in 1975. In 1996, he was joined by his son, where they practiced together as Young & Young. In 2005, he was appointed as Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware, where he served until 2017. During that term, he presided over the Kent County Mental Health Court, and served as the reverse amenability judge. Following that, he became Of Counsel with Reger & Rizzo, opening that firm’s Dover office. In the course of his career, he has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict and presided over 200 jury trials as a judge.
He has been an adjunct professor of Business law at Delaware Tech Community College, and of Insurance Law at Wesley College. Additionally, he was President of the Overseas Fiber Export Company. He is the Past President of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, in which he is a Diplomate.
He was a Dover Little League manager for 10 years. Additionally, he has written 8 musical comedies, performed by lawyers and judges for the benefit of Delaware’s Combined Campaign for Justice, raising more than a quarter of a million dollars for that organization.
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