Graham T. Youngs

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Graham T. Youngs
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9.3Graham Thomas Youngs
Graham has a multi-dimensional practice. In the governmental-services area, he assists government units with a wide range of issues—from competitive bidding and open-door-law compliance to land use issues and eminent domain proceedings. He has been honored to represent government clients at the state, county, and town levels.

In terms of litigation, Graham’s practice includes complex civil trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts.  He handles a wide variety of claims and lawsuits involving personal injury, property damage, real estate, business, and general litigation, as well as insurance-coverage disputes.

Graham has briefed cases in state trial courts, federal district court, Court of Appeals of Indiana, Indiana Tax Court, and Supreme Court of Indiana. He has also engaged in certiorari-stage briefing in the Supreme Court of the United States. Graham has argued dispositive motions and has civil jury trial experience. He has argued before the Indiana Court of Appeals, and represented clients in contested administrative hearings.

Graham is an Eagle Scout and former college wrestler.  Graham, his wife Corrine, and their twin daughters live in Danville, Indiana.
 

Education

Law Degree: IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, cum laude (J.D., 2014)

Undergraduate Degree: Wabash College, magna cum laude (A.B., 2011)
 

Bar Admissions

Indiana
 

Court Admissions

  • S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

 

Practice Areas

  • Local government
  • Municipal law
  • Eminent domain
  • Personal injury
  • Real estate
  • Insurance coverage
  • Civil litigation

 

Representative Cases

  • Himsel v. Himsel, 122 N.E.3d 935 (Ind. Ct. App. 2019) (served as amici counsel in lawsuit involving various claims, including constitutionality of the Right to Farm Act).
  • King v. Conley, 87 N.E.3d 1146 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017) (affirmed decision of trial court in favor of client and remanded for award of appellate attorneys’ fees).
  • Fisher v. Carroll Cty. Assessor, 74 N.E.3d 582 (Ind. T.C. 2017) (affirmed decision of the Board of Tax Review).
  • In re J.S., 48 N.E.3d 356, 358 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015), denied sub nom. In re Expungement of J.S., 48 N.E.3d 317 (Ind. 2016) (obtained stay pending appeal for agency client).
  • Sandleben v. State, 29 N.E.3d 126 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015) (decided in favor of client, affirming stalking conviction).

 

Publications

Personal Injury Claims in Indiana, Legal Guide (Feb. 24, 2019) (https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/personal-injury-claims-in-indiana)

The Appeal Bond: How it Works, How It’s Fixed, and Practical Lessons from State v. IBM, 55 Ind. L. Rev. (Online Exclusive) (2018) (https://indianalawreview.com/2018/09/27/online-exclusive-practical-lessons-from-state-v-ibm/)

Piracy in Somalia: A Legal Analysis Concerning the Prosecution of Pirate Negotiators Under the Current U.S. and International Framework, 24 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 809 (2014) (https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/iiclr/pdf/vol24p809.pdf)
 
 

Honors/Awards

  • 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star list.
  • 2014, semi-finalist in the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law National Moot Court Competition
  • 2013, Inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a law school distinction given based on demonstrated appellate advocacy.
  • 2013, Best Note, IU McKinney International and Comparative Law Review given based on excellence in writing
  • 2011, James E. Bingham award for promise in the legal profession
  • 2011, NCAA Academic All-American, Wrestling
  • 2011, Max Services Leadership Award, Wrestling
  • 2003, Eagle Scout

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Hendricks County Bar Association, Vice President (2018–2019) and Treasurer
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • Sagamore American Inn of Court, Associate Member (2015–2017)
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federalist Society, Member

 

Community Involvement

  • Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Danville – Parishioner
  • Constant Quest CrossFit, Danville, Member
  • Hendricks County Young Republicans, Past Secretary
  • Danville Chamber of Commerce