Meet Denise S. Young

Meet Denise S. Young

Denise S. Young, the founder of The Law Office of Denise S. Young, PLLC. Specializing in family law, criminal law, transactions, not-for-profit law, business law, technology, procurement, contracts, data & organizational security, and risk management. She has more than 10 years legal experience and more than 16 years professional business experience.

She received her BA in Material Logistics Management from Michigan State University in 1996; a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 1999; a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University in 2008; and completed her second Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Business & Organizational Security Management in May 2010. She is a Certified Texas Procurement Manager and holds a license to practice law in Texas and Michigan.

In addition to practicing law she often serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland University College and DeVry University where she teaches courses in Purchasing & Materials Management; Contracts, Negotiations & Pricing; and Ethical and Legal Issues in Professions.

Ms. Young accepts numerous speaking engagements throughout the year and often lectures on business best practices and leadership.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate
Law, Michigan State University College of Law, E. Lansing MI, 1999
Master of Arts
Business and Organizational Security Management, Webster University, St. Louis MO, 2010
Procurement & Acquisitions Management, Webster University, St. Louis MO, 2008
Bachelor of Arts
Materials & Logistics Management (Supply Chain), Michigan State University, E. Lansing MI, 1996

LICENSES & CERTIFICATION

Admission to US District Court Southern District of Texas (2044114), 2013
Texas Bar (24053567), 2006
Michigan Bar (P70716), 2005 (active 2007)
Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM)(G2421), 2007-2012

EXPERIENCE

The Law Office of Denise S. Young, PLLC, Managing Attorney, February 2014 - Present
Legal Specialization: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Business Transactions, and Civil Litigation
The Law Office of Willie D. Powells, III & Associates, Attorney, 2012- 2014
Legal Specialization: Gen. Civil Practice (personal injury & corporate matters), Criminal Defense, Family LawCapital Metro Transportation Authority, Staff Attorney, 2010 – 2013
Legal Specialization:  Contracts, Procurement, Risk Management, Personnel Administration, Open Government, Labor Relations, Business Law, Torts, Ethics, Employment, and Real Property
University of Maryland University College, Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2014
Courses taught: Contracts Methodologies, The procurement and contracting cycle, Methods of source selection, Contracts, Supply Chain Overview, Negotiations, and Pricing
DeVry University, Adjunct Professor, 2009 – 2015
Courses taught: Ethical and Legal Issues in Professions
State of Texas, Assistant General Counsel, 2006-2010
Comptroller of Public Accounts, Senior Attorney IV, 2008 – 2010

Department of Family Protective Services, Attorney IV, 2007 – 2008

Building & Procurement Commission, Attorney III, 2006 – 2007

Legal Specializations: Procurement Strategy, Administrative Law, Ethics, Technology, Contracts, Licenses, Intellectual Property, Public Information, Contract Management, and Negotiations.

ASSOCIATIONS

The Rivers of Living Waters Church, Chairman of the Board and legal Advisor
Victory In Jesus Apostolic Church, Board of Directors and Legal Advisor
Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

PAPERS

2010    Right to Privacy & Freedom of Information (Information Systems Security)
2010    Risk Management Analysis (A Look at the Challenges faced by Information Security Professionals)
2010    Behavioral issues: The Virginia Tech Massacre (The Effects of Strain on Cho Seung-Hui)
2009    Business and Organizational Security Management
2008    Pricing Strategies in State Government Contracting: State of Texas Model
2008    The Camp David Accords: Two Great Nations, Two Great Promises
2008    Information Technology & the Supply Chain: Implementing ERP Solutions
2008    Security Management & information Security
2007    Breach of Contract Against the State of Texas: Challenges to Texas Government Code Chapter 2260

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2014    Small Business Informational Seminar, Greater Emmanuel Family Worship Center
2012    Leadership Development and Training Series, the Rivers of Living Waters Ministries
2011    Annual Women’s Convention, Wills & Estate Planning, the Rivers of Living Waters Ministries
2010    Business Basics for Churches, Killeen Interfaith Minister’s Alliance
2010    Building for Success Business, Word of Life Substance Abuse Center & Covenant Relationship Min.
2009    25th PIC Luncheon, Contract & Proprietary Information, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
2009    New Supervisory Skills Training, Contracts and Procurement, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
2008    New Supervisory Skills Training, Contracts and Procurement, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
2006    Wills & Estate Planning Seminar, Victory in Jesus Pentecostal Apostolic Church