Katy M. Young

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in San Francisco, California

Ad Astra Law Group, LLP
Katy M. Young
Ad Astra Law Group, LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Cannabis Law, Real Estate

Licensed in California since: 2009

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

Ad Astra Law Group, LLP

582 Market Street
17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 Visit website


Attorney Katy M. Young is the managing partner of the Ad Astra Law Group, LLP, in San Francisco, California. A top-rated attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Ms. Young represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Bay Area and surrounding regions of Northern California who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Business and commercial litigation

·        Computer fraud and abuse

·        Real estate and construction law

Although she has extensive experience in all areas of business law and litigation, Ms. Young maintains a particular focus on assisting companies in the cannabis industry with their needs involving regulatory compliance and business organization, transactional services, and litigation support. Fully committed to this legal area, Ms. Young currently serves as the president of the National Cannabis Bar Association, and she has gained invaluable experience in this burgeoning market.

Among her other professional affiliations, Ms. Young is also an active member of The Bar Association of San Francisco's Litigation Section Executive Committee, and she serves as a Group Leader Assistant for ProVisors San Francisco IX Group. She has published numerous articles and blogs on a variety of topics related to the cannabis industry, and she has conducted many lectures and seminars across her region on the same.

At all turns, Mr. Young delivers highly effective, personalized representation to her clients. This has earned her a reputation as a fierce advocate for those she serves. Recognized for her professionalism and service, she has received several awards and honors from her peers, including a Distinguished Lawyer designation from Expert Network. She also serves as an Associate Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America, and Benchmark Litigation voted her to its Top 40 Under 40 Hotlist for 2018.

A 2004 graduate of the University of the Pacific, Mr. Young obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2009. She is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Cannabis Law, Real Estate: Business
  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 40% Cannabis Law
  • 20% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.astralegal.com/attorney/katy-m-young/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Executive Committee of Litigation Section of Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Group Leader Assistant, ProVisors San Francisco IX Group
  • President of National Cannabis Bar Association
  • 2014 Delegate to California Conference of Bar Associations for Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Litigation Section Executive Committee 
  • ProVisors Network, San Francisco, Executive Committee of San Francisco IX, Bay Area Lawyers Affinity Group, and Cannabis Affinity Group
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Mother of two awesome kiddos.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014-2018 The Expert Network, Distinguished Lawyer, 2016
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow
  • Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top 40 Under 40 Hotlist 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Berkeley Humane Society, Berkeley, CA
Industry Groups:
  • Cannabis
  • Craft Beer
  • Investments
  • Law Firms
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Technology

Office location for Katy M. Young

582 Market Street
17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-795-3579


2 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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