Heather L. Youngman

Top rated family law attorney in Syracuse, New York

Nave Law Firm
Heather L. Youngman
Nave Law Firm

Practice Areas: Family law, Civil litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2013

Education: University at Buffalo Law School - SUNY

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

Nave Law Firm

231 Walton St
Syracuse, NY 13202 Visit website


A senior attorney at the Nave Law Firm in Syracuse, New York, Heather L. Youngman has successfully worked on a variety of family/matrimonial law and civil litigation cases during her decadelong career. She is licensed to practice in New York since 2013 and has obtained positive outcomes in complex cases at the district and appellate levels.

Ms. Youngman went to St. Bonaventure University to complete her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication in 2001. She then earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2012. She was a part of the Buffalo Human Rights Law Review and the Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law and Social Policy.

In addition to her work experience as an editor, journalist and manager, Ms. Youngman also served among the board of directors of Toomey Residential and Community Services, a nonprofit in Syracuse that provides behavioral health, child and adult care to those with developmental disabilities. She also gained valuable experience working at other prestigious New York law firms.

Ms. Youngman has earned a reputation for offering thoughtfully tailored solutions and services with more value for the money. She stays upfront about what to expect during the litigation process and makes every effort possible to be responsive to her clients’ queries and concerns. She has resolved thousands of child custody and divorce cases at trial or by negotiating valuable settlements, when it is in the best interests of her clients.

As a valuable contributor, Ms. Youngman has given back to her community through her constant work with legal organizations such as the Onondaga County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Practice areas

Family law, Civil litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Domestic violence, Prenuptial agreements, Same sex family law

  • 90% Family law
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2013, New York

Professional Webpage: https://naveteam.com/our-team/heather-l-youngman/

Educational Background:
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Editor, Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • Associate Member, Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law, and Social Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • Associate Member, Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors of Toomey Residential and Community Services, Member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Member
  • Northern District of New York Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Office location for Heather L. Youngman

231 Walton St
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: 315-285-6283


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

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