Kristine Young graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in Criminology, Law, and Society and a minor in Political Science. While an undergraduate, Ms. Young was a teaching assistant for criminal law courses, volunteered her time as an investigative interviewer with the Orange County Public Defender, and worked for the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Young attended law school at Santa Clara University, where she received numerous awards and commendations for brief writing and oral advocacy.
While in law school, Kristine Young was an editor on the Law Review, worked for the Santa Clara Superior Court as a judicial intern, and was finalist in the school’s moot court competition. She also competed on a national level representing the university in the prestigious National Moot Court Competition. During her time at Santa Clara, Ms. Young received the Pro Bono Service Award, and graduated with a Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice.
Recently, Ms. Young was honored with the Avvo Client’s Choice Award, the Rising Stars Award from Super Lawyers, and as a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Kristine Young worked as a bar-certified law clerk for a bay area family law firm during her law school tenure, and continued with the firm as an associate upon passing the bar. For over ten years, Ms. Young has worked on hundreds of cases across numerous counties, and the breadth of her practice encompassed all areas of family law, including divorces, guardianships, adoptions, paternity cases, child support, spousal support, custody and visitation, move-away requests, and property division. Ms. Young is dedicated to the practice of family law and provides insight to the divorce process here. Additionally, she is currently a volunteer for the Sacramento County One-Day Divorce Program, she co-chairs the Sacramento New Family Law Attorneys Group, she is a former Board Member and a current training team member of the Sacramento County Collaborative Practice Group, and she is a current Board Member of the Family Law Executive Committee for Sacramento County.
Together with her law partner, Heather Mayer, Kristine Young is committed to cost-effective, efficient, and well-informed legal representation.
"I have been putting off creating a living trust for years. Now, I don’t know why because Heather Mayer made it so easy. Heather is extremely bright, efficient, organized, and prompt. She knows the laws, and any questions I asked were answered clearly and knowledgeably. She is a top notch attorney, and I feel so lucky to have found her."
"She has a great sense of how the courts and judges like to hear things and what they like to see in writing. Her talking/writing skills and vocabulary are very professional and on point! She kept me on track with the important things and was up front about what should/should not be discussed. Thank you again, Kristine, for all you’ve done!"
"Heather was absolutely fantastic with my custody case, the best attorney experience I have ever had… period. I would recommend her services to any single parent needing efficient and effective family law expertise and assistance. She answered my questions clearly. She was professional, polite and to the point when it was necessary."
"My goal this year was try to get primary custody of my son. I walked in to Kristine’s office with so many questions and the idea that it would be nearly impossible since I was the father. Kristine really had the eagerness to help me get my son back. She is always quick to reply by phone or email and provides very straight forward answers."
"Heather is such a knowledgeable attorney. She is extremely well-versed in family law and can break down complex matters into simple to understand terms. She has been so very helpful throughout our case. I’d recommend Mayer & Young to anyone dealing with a family law issue here in Sacramento or surrounding areas."
"Heather was really easy to work with and answered all my questions. She explained the legal aspects in ways I would understand and made the whole process painless. She was very professional, detailed oriented, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her, she was awesome!”
“Kristine's professionalism and sharp mind made me feel at ease throughout this stressful process. She is very thorough, honest and quick to resolve and respond to any of my concerns or issues. She also has vast knowledge of the family laws, educating me and my family and is a great communicator."