Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

State Status Acquired Updated
NJ Active 1981 05/29/2015


School Name Major Degree Graduated
Seton Hall University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1981
Seton Hall University Pre-Law BA – Bachelor of Arts 1978

Professional Experience


                                                                                Work Experience

Title Company Name Duration
Partner Young and Perez 1998 – Present
Vested Partner Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas 1988 – 1997
Associate Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas 1983 – 1988
Law Clerk Middlesex County Courts 1981 – 1982


Honors & Awards

Award Name Grantor Date Granted
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Top One Percent National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2014
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2013
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2012
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2011
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2010
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2009
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2008
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2007
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2006
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2005

Professional Associations

Association Name Position Name Duration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee 1997 – 2007
New Jersey State Bar Association Member 1982 – Present

Verdicts & Settlements

Legal Cases
Case Name Outcome
Walsh v. GE, 334 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2000) Judgement affirmed
Hellwig v. J.F. Rast & Co., Inc., 110 N.J. 37 (1988) Judgement affirmed

Representative Cases

  • Hellwig v. J.F. Rast & Co., Inc., 110 N.J. 37 (1988)

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Mar 31, 1988
    Judgement affirmed
    Attorney Young argues New Jersey’s pre-eminent heart attack case interpreting N.J.S.A. 34:15-7.2 of the statute before the New Jersey Supreme Court Employer, J.F. Rast & Co., sought a review of the judgment of the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation, which awarded dependency benefits for the death of widow’s husband, Thomas Hellwig, from a myocardial infarction while at work. On the day of his death, decedent had returned to his regular work after a seven- to nine-week layoff, during which time he was mostly sedentary. Appellee’s expert testified that the death was due to an infarction caused by decedent’s work activity. No initial consideration was given to decedent’s normal out of work activity, despite language in Section 7.2 to the contrary. Appellant and its expert argued that the workers’ compensation court erred in not also considering evidence as to decedent’s normal activities outside of work and then recalling witnesses to determine same after the case’s closure. The appellate court agreed that the existing case law was not followed but affirmed the workers’ compensation court by a 2-1 vote. Due to the existence of a dissent and the admission that the current law was not followed, the employer petitioned the NJ Supreme Court to grant certiorari and review the appellate court’s ruling. The NJ Supreme Court did so and ruled in the widow’s favor. In so doing, it proclaimed a change in NJ cardiovascular law, which remains in effect today and is cited as the pre-eminent heart attack case in New Jersey.