Attorney - David J.  Younker

Attorney:

David J. Younker
Attorney at Law
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6973
F: 678-539-1524
E: dyounker@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

David Younker is an attorney in the Atlanta office of Hall Booth Smith.  David specializes in civil litigation matters and possesses extensive trial experience.  David regularly handles various types of civil matters including medical malpractice, retail liability, business litigation, premises liability, environmental, general liability, appellate, and coverage matters.
David handles cases throughout the State of Georgia.Before moving into civil practice, David served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Griffin Judicial Circuit (Fayette, Spalding, Pike, and Upson Counties) where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony criminal cases, won many jury trials, and handled multiple appellate matters.  David was privileged to work with victims of crimes against women and children.
David grew up in Marietta, Georgia attended high school in Powder Springs, and graduated with three degrees from the University of Georgia. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia Law School after receiving both a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Education focused on Social Sciences. While at Georgia, David was a member of Moot Court and Mock Trial. David married his college sweetheart, Kathryn, in 2010. They welcomed a daughter in 2014 and a son in 2016. 

Practice Areas

Retail and Hospitality

David has significant experience involving the retail industry.  David regularly represents stores, companies, and retail establishments in a variety of matters.  David assists companies in evaluating their policies and procedures to guard against premises liability actions.  In litigation cases, David walks clients through the process of evaluating a case, identifying appropriate corporate representatives, working to understand relevant statutory considerations, and prepare for trial.  As a company is only as strong as its employees, David specializes in working with company employees to understand the legal process, prepare for depositions/trial, and assist their employers in complex litigation matters.  David regularly works with risk management and loss prevention in augmenting their approaches and improving their practices.

Education

University of Georgia, 2005-Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
(Minor-History)

University of Georgia, 2006-Masters in Education in Social Science Education

University of Georgia, 2009-Juris Doctor

Admitted

Bar of Georgia, 2009

Georgia Court of Appeals, 2010

Georgia Supreme Court, 2010

Presentations

Speaker/Presenter (2017) - Gwinnett Medical Center - teaching doctors about the litigation process and medical malpractice cases

Speaker/Presenter (2016) – American Dental Association Annual Meeting – speaking about dental malpractice cases and presenting mock trial and examinations

Speaker/Presenter (2015) – Georgia Continuing Legal Education – presenting on criminal law for the civil attorney
Speaker (2015) – Realization of Education, Allatoona High School – speaking on the intersection of law and economics as well as the law and history
Speaker/Presenter (2014) – Insurance underwriters – speaking on statutes of limitation and repose and how it affects potential and pending claims
Speaker/Presenter (2013) – Georgia Association of Paralegals – presenting on developments in the law related to HIPAA
Speaker (2012) – Fayette County Bar Association – speaking on the Revised Georgia Evidence Code and providing legislative updates 
Speaker (2011-2012) – Law Enforcement Training on Domestic Violence (various presentations) for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office , Griffin Police Department, Peachtree City Police Department, Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Upson County Sheriff’s Office, Zebulon Police Department – speaking on law enforcement investigations of crimes against women
Panelist (2011) – Fayette County community forum – discussing youth dating violence and other youth issues