William James Young

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Boise, Idaho

Schofield and Young
William James Young
Schofield and Young

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Cannabis Law

Licensed in Idaho since: 2014

Education: University of Idaho College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023
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Schofield and Young

950 W Bannock St
Suite 630
Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 208-344-0128 Email: William James Young Visit website


William James Young is an accomplished attorney with a proven track record. His firm, William Young and Associates, focuses primarily on Idaho criminal defense and litigation. As a criminal defense attorney, he has handled nearly every type of case, from simple infractions, to the most complex felonies. No case is too small for his full attention and passion, no case is too big for him to handle with confidence. Mr. Young keeps a small case load so he can give each case the attention it deserves. Client satisfaction is his number one priority. He is committed to providing the best representation to every client, in every case, every time. In addition, Mr. Young was born and raised in Boise and attended the University of Idaho’s School of Law. He is proud to serve the Idaho community.

Practice Area Focus Include: Idaho Criminal Defense (Including: Petit Theft, Grand Theft, Shoplifting, Burglary, Drug Crimes, Parapernilia Crimes, Marijuana Crimes, Alcohol Crimes, Reckless Driving, Inattentive Driving, Domestic Violence Offenses, Assault, Battery, Sex Crimes, Probaton Violations, and many others) Idaho DUI Defense, Idaho Juvenile Defense, Idaho Expungement, Idaho Gun Rights Restoration, and Idaho Trial Practice.

Geopgaphic Areas (jurisdictions) Served: Ada County (Boise, Idaho; Meridian, Idaho; Eagle, Idaho), Canyon County (Caldwell, Idaho; Nampa, Idaho), Elmore County (Mountain Home, Idaho), Boise County (Idaho City, Idaho; Horseshoe Bend, Idaho), Valley County (McCall, Idaho; Cascade, Idaho), Owhyee County, and Gem County. We also serve several other Idaho counties on a more limited basis. Generally, the rule is: anywhere within a 2 hour drive of Boise, Idaho.


First Admitted: 2014, Idaho

Professional Webpage: https://www.youridattorney.com/about/attorneys

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Founded the legal firm William Young and Associates.
  • This blog covers a wide range of issues, most centering around criminal defense in Idaho., Idaho Criminal Defense Blog, Criminal Defense, DUI, General Litigation
Educational Background:
  • Trinity University - B.A. in Business Administration, 2009
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Federal Bar Association, 2014
  • Idaho State Bar Association, 2014
  • Successfully represented clients in 101 cases, 2019
  • Dismissal of multiple felony drug charges in Elmore County - Evidence was suppressed due to 4th Amendment search/seizure violation. , 2019
  • Successfully represented clients in 127 cases., 2018
  • DUI Trial Win in Ada County., 2018
  • Felony Theft Trial Win, 2017
  • Misdmeanor Trial Win (Reckless Driving, DWP)., 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • I serve on the board of directors of the Lee Pesky Learning Center (https://www.lplearningcenter.org/). This is a non-profit organization working with students, families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. I have served on this board since 2016., 2022
  • 2021 - Successfully completed 5 Pro Bono cases., 2021
  • 2020 - Successfully completed 4 Pro Bono cases., 2020
  • 2019 - Successfully completed 7 Pro Bono cases (3 juvenile, 1 felony, 2 probation violations, 1 infraction) consisting of over 60 hours of Pro Bono work., 2019
  • 2018 - Successfully completed 5 Pro Bono cases (1 Juvenile, 4 Misdemeanors)., 2018
  • 2017 - Successfully completed 5 Pro Bono cases (3 Felony cases, 1 Misdemeanor case, 1 Infraction)., 2017
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Office location for William James Young

950 W Bannock St
Suite 630
Boise, ID 83702


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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