Benjamin J. Young

Benjamin J. Young: Attorney with Holt Mynatt Martinez P.C.


Ben was raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. His valuable skills in speaking, writing, and reading Spanish have become indispensable when communicating with the firm's Spanish-speaking clients. He received his B.A. from New Mexico State University in 2008 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 2012, where he was named to the Dean's List. He was admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico in September 2012. Ben's practice has developed primarily in the governmental, insurance, and civil rights arenas. Ben has litigated seven trials which include successfully defending municipalities in civil rights cases. He has also represented several public schools in Southern New Mexico in lawsuits involving employment discrimination claims as well as claims under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act.In addition to litigation, Ben also advises various governmental entities, including the Village of Williamsburg, the City of Sunland Park, the Town of Hurley, Hidalgo County, the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority, the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority, and the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley. The areas of advice are varied and include the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA), the Procurement Code, the Open Meetings Act (OMA), the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA), the Joint Powers Agreement Act, employment law, administrative law, municipal law, and animal law. He gave a presentation to the New Mexico Dispatchers regarding legal issues that are routinely faced by emergency dispatchers.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Civil Rights
  • Government
  • Insurance Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-268-5214  Phone
575-524-8812  Phone
575-524-0726  Fax
University Attended:
New Mexico State University, B.A., 2008
Law School Attended:
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2012
Year of First Admission:
2012, New Mexico; 2012, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; 2015, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2016, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
State of New Mexico.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico

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