Attorney - Erin Young


Erin Young
Of Counsel
HBS Charlotte Office

P: 980-859-0380
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Erin Young is Of Counsel in the Charlotte office of Hall Booth Smith. Ms. Young has over 17 years’ experience representing healthcare providers, corporations, non-profit organizations, and insurance companies in litigation involving claims of professional negligence and general liability. Before joining HBS, Ms. Young was Partner for over 9 years at a defense litigation firm, where she developed and managed all aspects of litigation including investigation, discovery, pre-trial motions and jury trials. She has also advised clients on issues of long-term risk management and loss prevention. In addition to her vast experience defending health care providers in medical malpractice claims, Ms. Young also has substantial experience defending dentists in claims of dental malpractice, negligent hiring, and supervision.  Ms. Young has also represented her clients before various licensing boards including the North Carolina Boards of Nursing and Medicine.  

Ms. Young received her B.A., in English and Political Science, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She attended the University of North Carolina School of Law for her J.D. Ms. Young was a 2015 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Candidate and recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2012 and 2013. Ms. Young also serves as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s (NITA) Building Trial Skills program in Boulder, Colorado.  NITA is the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training.  As a member of the faculty, Ms. Young helps to train and mentor other lawyers in the development of their trial advocacy skills.


Practice Areas

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice


J.D., The University of North Carolina School of Law, 1999
B.A., cum laude in English and Political Science, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1996


North Carolina, 1999
Virginia, 2013
United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina


Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Mecklenburg County Bar Association


Continuing Legal Education Presentation at NC ASHRM – “Taking Back Control of Healthcare Litigation” (April, 2017)
Continuing Legal Education Presentation – “Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These” (January 2016)
Continuing Legal Education Presentation – Research Triangle Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel – “Following the Tragedy: How Responsible Businesses can Deal with Unpredictable Events” (2013)
Roundtable Discussion and Presentation on Risks and Potential Liability for Cardiac Tamponade Following Routine Cardiac Catheterization (2011)
Continuing Education Presentation to Risk Management and Insurance Adjusters – “A Summary of Recent Legal Trends in Hospital Liability” (2009)


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating
North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2012-2013)
2015 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Candidate