Rebecca A. Young, Attorney | KingSpry

Rebecca A. Young

Rebecca Young’s calming, personable manner puts clients at ease throughout all stages of the legal process and makes them feel like their problem is on its way to being solved.

Ms. Young is a partner with KingSpry’s Adoption/Assisted Reproductive Technology, Family Law, Special Education, and Education Law Practice Groups. She is actively involved with community agencies and events that address the needs of children and families.

Ms. Young began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge O’Brien in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. She then pursued a general law practice including work in family law, real estate transactions, civil litigation, bankruptcy, and education law. Prior to coming to KingSpry, Ms. Young was appointed to act as conflict counsel for Monroe County Children & Youth Services and served as solicitor to the Burnley Workshop of the Poconos, a rehabilitation service for people with disabilities.

Ms. Young earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law. While at Villanova, Ms. Young presented research papers to state and national conferences regarding child welfare issues and earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from MCP-Hahnemann University. In addition, she was an editor of the Law-Psychology program’s newsletter and co-chaired the Law-Psychology speaker series. Ms. Young also participated in an externship with the Senior Citizen Judicare Project in which she assisted low-income senior citizens with legal concerns and estate planning services.

Prior to attending law school, Young earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and worked for several years as a therapist in a residential school for special education students. While enrolled in law school, she continued to practice in the mental health field in Philadelphia.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
Memberships and Associations
  • PBA Children’s Rights Committee
  • PBA Charitable Organizations Committee
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Board Secretary, Diakon Child, Family and Community Ministries

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