R. James "Jimmy" Young

R. James "Jimmy" Young

Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC

Recognized since 1997

Ridgeland, Mississippi

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Trusts and Estates
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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.

  • 300 Concourse Boulevard, Suite 200
    Ridgeland, MS 39157
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., graduated 1971
  • University of Mississippi, BBA, graduated 1968
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, The Mississippi Bar
  • 2009 Mississippi Secretary of State's Office Study Group - Co-Chair
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel - Fellow
  • Estate & Gift Planning Advisory Board of MS Baptist Health Systems, Inc. - Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Mississippi - Past President
  • Financial Planning Association - Served on various boards- Member
  • Mississippi Asset Protection Committee - Past Chairman
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Member
  • National Association of Estate Planning Counsel - Accredited Estate Planner
  • The Mississippi Bar - Past Chair and Present Member
State Clerkships
  • Mississippi - Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Trusts and Estates
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Trusts and Estates, Jackson, MS (2013)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Trusts and Estates
Special Focus:
  • Asset Protection
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving
  • Probate
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax
  • Trust Administration
  • Wealth Management
  • Mississippi Business Journal 2001 Leaders in Law
  • Accredited Estate Planner with National Association of Estate Planning Councils
  • Martindale Hubbell Rated AV 1992-Present
  • Selected fo inclusion in The Best Lawyers (Trusts and Estates) 1997-Present
  • Named in Top 50 Mississippi Attorneys in Mississippi by Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010 and 2012
  • id-South Sjuper Lawyers 2006-Present


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