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Davis Younts is an experienced trial attorney who has dedicated his legal career to defending the rights of individuals facing criminal charges. Before joining Crisp and Associates, LLC, Mr. Younts served as an Active Duty Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) for ten years and as the senior legal advisor for The Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Mr. Younts uses the strategic analysis, focus and discipline he learned from his military career in the courtroom to achieve the best possible results for his clients. He currently focuses his practice on criminal defense and military law.
An experienced litigator and negotiator at your service
Mr. Younts has litigated more than 50 jury trials and represented hundreds of military members facing courts-martial, non-judicial punishment and other military adverse actions. He has also helped many clients obtain the dismissal of charges and acquittals at the trial and post-trial stage. Mr. Younts’ skill and success lead to his recognition by the United States Air Force as the number one senior Counsel in the world in 2011. He has represented clients all over the United States and around the world.
An accomplished legal career
Inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, Mr. Younts began his legal career as an Air Force Judge Advocate in 2002. Mr. Younts’ litigation skills were recognized by the Air Force immediately and he was awarded the Association of Trial Lawyers of American Award for outstanding trial advocacy by the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School in 2003. In the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, he first served as a medical malpractice attorney and then went on to serve as a prosecuting and general law attorney at Lackland Air Force Base and at the United States Air Force Academy.
Based on his success as a prosecutor in more than 40 courts-martial, Mr. Younts was selected to serve as a military defense counsel at the United States Air Force Academy where he represented Air Force Academy Cadets at administrative proceedings as well as various courts-martial. Mr. Younts was recognized by the Air Force as the top litigator in his region and was subsequently chosen to be the Senior Defense Counsel at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas where he continued to represent service members in serious courts-martial cases and supervised and mentored Air Force trial defense attorneys at multiple Air Force bases throughout Texas. As a Senior Defense Counsel, Mr. Younts consistently secured acquittals for military members charged with murder, sexual assault, child pornography and drug crimes.
After a successful deployment as an Expeditionary Wing Staff Judge Advocate in Operation Enduring Freedom, Mr. Younts was selected to be the Chief of the Military Justice Division at the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School. As the Chief, he was the senior attorney responsible for designing curriculum and implementing the Air Force’s criminal law and trial advocacy training program. He supervised 8 criminal law and trial advocacy instructors and provided instruction to attorneys in 54 courses attended by 2,900 students annually. After leaving active duty, Mr. Younts served as the senior full-time attorney for the Pennsylvania National Guard. Mr. Younts continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard and was selected to be a member of the Air Force Training by Reservists in Advocacy and Litigation Skills team (TRIALS). The TRIALS program provides cutting edge trial advocacy training to JAGs from all branches of the military.
Mr. Younts is proud to join Crisp and Associates, LLC and be part of a firm dedicated to serving the individualized needs of its clients zealously and with integrity.
If you need an experienced and passionate attorney to handle your case, call Davis Younts.
- Criminal Defense
- Military Justice
- Education/Home Education Law
- Business Law
- Labor Law
- Pennsylvania, 2002
- The Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 2003
- The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2003
- Liberty University, B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1999
- Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2002
- Air University, M.S., 2012
- Attorney, Crisp and Associates, LLC, 2015–present
- Pennsylvania National Guard, 2013-2015
- U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 2002–2013