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 and the Rising Stars Award from Super Lawyers.
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. Ms. Young 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, and she is on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento County Collaborative Practice Group.
Together with her law partner, Heather Mayer, Kristine Young is committed to cost-effective, efficient, and well-informed legal representation.