Eric S. T. Young

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Law Office of Eric S.T. Young
 | Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop St., Suite 930
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-536-0600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013, 2015
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

Eric S. T. Young is an attorney and founder of The Law Office of Eric S.T. Young in Honolulu, Hawaii, and dedicates his practice to estate planning, probate and trust administration matters. Mr. Young assists clients throughout Honolulu with preparing trusts, wills and other estate planning documents. He also provides advice on a variety of matters including capital gains taxes, fiduciary compensation, trust distribution and more.

After graduating with honors from the Punahou School, Mr. Young earned his law degree from the University of Hawaii’i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law. In addition to his role as a litigator, he is also a court-appointed master and teaches at his law school alma matter. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of Hawaii since 1992.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Young has received a great deal of recognition for his contributions to the legal profession. He has received the “Lawyer of the Year” award in the area of trusts and estates litigation by “The Best Lawyers in America” and has attained the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Young is a fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and his firm has been listed as one of Hawaii’s best law firms by U.S. News & World Report. He has lectured and written on probate and estate planning topics throughout Hawaii and is a member of groups including the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Hawaii Judiciary Committee on the Uniform Probate Code and Probate Court Practices.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013, 2015

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About Eric Young

Admitted 1992, Hawaii

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Honors and Awards:

  • Hawaii Super Lawyers, “Estate Planning” & “Trust and Estate Litigation”
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms (Hawaii), “Trust & Estates” & “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Trust & Estates” & “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”, 2014
  • Selected for inclusion as a Top Estate Planning and Trust Litigation attorney in Super Lawyers magazine
  • “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • HSBA Outstanding Volunteer Award, January 2006
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, William S. Richardson School of Law, Spring 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Hawaii State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, 2003
  • Chairman, Hawaii State Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Harvard University Admissions Interviewer, Hawaii Schools Committee, since 1989
  • Board of Managers, YMCA Waialae-Kahala Branch, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Board of Directors, Hawaii Estate Planning Council
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief/Faculty, Hawaii Conservatorship and Guardianship Forms Manual, HSBACLE, 2nd ed. 2010

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University, B.A. cum laude G.S., Honors: Harvard College Scholarship Award, 1988
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Office Location for Eric S. T. Young

Davies Pacific Center
841 Bishop St., Suite 930
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-536-0600


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Last Updated: 2/10/2017

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