James D. Young

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  • Associate at Morgan & Morgan
  • 76 S. Laura Street, Suite 1100, Jacksonville, FL 32202
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After a successful 10 year career as Special Counsel to the Florida Attorney General’s office, Mr. Young joined Morgan & Morgan’s complex litigation unit focusing on qui tam whistleblower cases nationwide. Mr. Young supervises two retired FBI agents who investigate cases across the country involving fraud against the United States government. Mr. Young also established and heads up the firm’s Government Action practice, including representing numerous governmental clients in the national opioid litigation. Mr. Young has played a key roll in the nationwide lawsuit and was appointed to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee of the Opioid MDL. As part of the committee, he is among the sixteen people responsible for overseeing the more than 180 lawsuits filed regarding the opioid epidemic.

Mr. Young has broad experience and is nationally known in the areas of consumer protection, health fraud, and pharmaceutical litigation. He has served in other leadership positions in numerous multi-state Attorney General investigations, including starting and co-leading the largest consumer protection drug settlement to date, In Re: Risperdal. He was appointed co-lead of the government plaintiffs group in the Vioxx Multi-District Litigation and has served as lead of several litigation subcommittees.

In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, Mr. Young is the former Chair of the Jacksonville Ethics Commission, a regular contributor to the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group’s whistleblower blog , and a frequent lecturer.

In The Media

• Wound Care Center Operator Pays $22.5M To Settle FCA Suit

Law 360

• Federal judge calls for quick settlement in opioid lawsuit

Sun Sentinel

• Beshear Announces Legal Firms Assisting AG’s Office in Litigation against ‘Contributors’ to Opioid Crisis


• AG Andy Beshear hires law firms for opioid investigation


Honors, Affiliations, and Certifications

•Chair, Jacksonville Ethics Commission 2012-2013
•Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee “A”, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 2014-present
•ABA- Health Law Section member 2013- present
•Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee- 2014- Present
•Martindale-Hubbell (R) Peer Review “AV” Rating
•Consumer Protection Law Committee of the Florida Bar (2008-2014)
•Jacksonville Bar Association, Government Lawyer Section (Chair 2011, 2012)
•Jacksonville Bar Association, Government Relations Committee (Chair, Education Subcommittee 2012 - Present)
•Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
•JAX-PLI Political Leadership Institute (Class of 2012)
•Prudential/Davis Productivity Awards, 2010 and 2011
•Florida Attorney General Distinguished Service Award, 2009
•Recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a “40 Under 40 Leader,” May 2008
•Florida Attorney General Award of Merit 2008
•ATLA Book Awards in Trial Advocacy, Negotiations, and Health Law

Recent Successes

$1,500,000.00 Settlement Montes de Oca v. Conway Lakes Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2019

$500,000.00 Settlement Williams v. HCA Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2018

$17,900,000.00 Settlement Van Raalte, Murtaugh, & Cascio v. Healogics Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2018

$1,375,000.00 Settlement Legacki, Thomas v. Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2018

$1,950,000.00 Settlement Siwicki, Kathleen v. Portnow, Arthur S., M.D. Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2017

$2,000,000.00 Settlement Kelly Oxendine v. HCA Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2017

$2,090,000.00 Settlement Heather Huddleston v. Florida Hospital Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2016

$5,400,000.00 Settlement Dr. Montejo v. Florida Hospital Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2016

$1,950,000.00 Settlement United States, et al. ex rel. Siwicki v. Arthur S. Portnow, M.D., et al. Whistleblower/Qui Tam 2017

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Class Action
  • Government Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Whistleblower Complaints

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
2009, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2005, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 2002, Florida
The Florida Bar. Jacksonville Ethics Commission (Chair); Member: Florida Bar Grievance Committee; Florida Bar Consumer Protection Committee; Jacksonville Bar Government Relations Committee.
Birth Information:
Boston, Massachusetts, August 24, 1970

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