R. James Young - Wells Marble & Hurst PLLC

R. James Young

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 601-605-6900

R. James (Jimmy) Young was named to The Top 50 Mississippi attorneys 2010 and 2012 lists, having received one of the highest point totals in the Mid-South Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. He was identified as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Mississippi in the Leaders in Law 2011 by the Mississippi Business Journal.  As a Best Lawyer in America for the past fifteen years, Jimmy was also named by his peers as the Best Lawyers in America 2013 Jackson, MS Trusts & Estates "Lawyer of the Year". Jimmy practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and probate, elder law and business successions, and he is motivated by "a heart for working with families in a holistic approach to managing and transferring their wealth and in providing for their special needs.” He particularly enjoys "the challenge of resolving the most difficult, complex and convoluted estate and trust administration issues.”   Jimmy spent six years early in his career as an Estate Tax Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, serving five years as Chair for the State of Mississippi,  a past Chairman of The Mississippi Bar's Estates and Trusts Section and past president of the Estate Planning Council of Mississippi.  He co-chaired the Secretary of State's Trust Laws Study Group (2010 session).  An Accredited Estate Planner with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Jimmy has taught seminars for many years, including chairing the Annual Estate Planning Seminars co-sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Law and the Estate Planning Council of Mississippi.   Jimmy has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1997 and has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer since its inception in 2006.

University of MississippiBBA 1968University of MississippiJ.D. 1971
American College of Trust & Estate CounselThe Mississippi BarFinancial Planning AssociationNational Association of Estate Planning CounselEstate Planning Council of MississippiNational Academy of Elder Law AttorneysEstate & Gift Planning Advisory Board of MS Baptist Health Systems, Inc.Mississippi Asset Protection Committee2009 Mississippi Secretary of State's Office Study Group

Office Location

300 Concourse Boulevard, Suite 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the Jackson-MS Metro Area
R. James Young has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Asset Protection, Elder, Estate Planning, Litigation, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Probate, Succession Planning, Tax, Trust Administration, Wealth Management)