Dickson J. Young

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Whitestone Young, P.C.
10513 Judicial Drive, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-260-7265
Fax: 703-591-7238
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Dickson J. Young is one of the founding partners of Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C., in Fairfax, Virginia. Devoting 90 percent of his practice to litigation, Mr. Young focuses on criminal defense and personal injury cases, representing a diverse range of clients at every level of the Virginia court system.

After receiving his bachelor's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, Mr. Young went on to earn his law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Active in various professional organizations, Mr. Young belongs to the Fairfax Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Association for Justice.

In his more than three decades of practice, Mr. Young has earned recognition in his community and the respect of his peers in the legal profession. Virginia Business magazine listed him among the state's "legal elite" several years in a row, and he has been rated AV Preeminent* by the renowned peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

Mr. Young possesses a wealth of legal knowledge that he is enthusiastic about sharing with others. Throughout his career, he has often lectured at various bar association seminars and also for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Dickson J. Young

Admitted: 1977, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.wbymlaw.com/Attorneys/Dickson-J-Young.shtml

Educational Background

  • Adelphi University Garden City, NY., B.A. cum laude


  • Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, "Legal Elite"
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • LEGAL ELITE, Virginia Business magazine, 2006
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
  • Lectured on various subjects involving trial tactics in civila and criminal cases ranging from Child Pornography to serious traffic and criminal matters.  Locally and state wide, LECTURER Virginia state bar/ Fairfax Bar Association

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Virginia, 1977
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fairfax Plaintiff's Bar Limited (founding member)
  • American Association of Justice
  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfax County Bar Association

Industry Groups

  • Criminal And Personal Injury Attorney
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Office Location for Dickson J. Young

10513 Judicial Drive
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030

Last Updated: 1/26/2021

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