Emily J. Young


Emily J. Young has a passion for providing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families with quality legal services and personalized care. She spent two years at Grace, Matthews, & Debro as a paralegal before deciding to attend law school in 2010. She continued to work full time for the firm while attending law school. Her experience as a paralegal gives her a unique understanding of both the legal and personal needs of clients. After graduating cum laude from the Birmingham School of Law in 2014, she struck out on her own as a solo practitioner. She later graduated with her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Estate Planning and Elder Law from Western New England University in 2019. She returned to Grace, Matthews, & Debro in 2021 and serves our clients in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Mediation, and Business Planning.

Emily was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is an alumnus of Grissom High School and Auburn University. She enjoys giving back to our community by providing free educational seminars on the topics of elder law and estate planning. Emily also provides pro bono services to military families and low-income citizens who qualify for the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Admissions/Professional Affiliations

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Elder Law Section of the Alabama State Bar
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program
Registered mediator, Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution

United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Alabama State Bar


B.A. , 2003, cum laude, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Paralegal Certification, 2006, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
J.D., cum laude, 2014 The Birmingham School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Estate Planning and Elder Law, 2019, Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Elder Law
Estate & Trust Litigations


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