Kent attended law school at Michigan State University, graduating cum laude. While at Michigan State, Kent developed an avid interest in appellate practice as a member of the moot court team, earning several prestigious moot court awards. Kent also received the highest grade in his class in advanced criminal procedure while at Michigan State. As a former federal public defender, Kent is committed to protecting your rights!
Kent Young began his legal career as a law clerk at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He moved to San Diego in 2012, working as an appellate attorney for the Federal Public Defender’s Office from 2012 to 2016. He has handled over one-hundred appeals in state and federal court. Notable wins include the following: