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Burton Young was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in 1967, which replaced his Bachelor of Laws Degree or LL. B., conferred in 1950.

Mr. Young is a Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.


  • Inducted into Miami Beach High School’s Hall of Fame,  2012
  • The Florida Bar’s Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award, 2012
  • Recognized as “Distinguished Alumnus”, University of Miami Law Alumni Association, 2010
  • ADL Torch of Liberty Award, 2001
  • First Professionalism Award, First Family Law American Inn of Court, 1999
  • Medal of Honor, The Florida Bar Foundation, 1998
  • President’s Award of Merit, The Florida Bar, 1998
  • Distinguished Fellow Award, Florida Chapter, A.A.M.L.,1995
  • Distinguished Floridian Award, Florida International University & Forum of North Dade County, 1993
  • Nationally recognized by Naifeh & Smith’s “The Best Lawyers in America,” Seaview Putnam; 1983-2009
  • Named in Florida Super Lawyers 2006-2009
  • “The Best Lawyers in the U.S.”, Town & Country, June 1985
  • Named one of the “43” Top Divorce Lawyers in Nation, National Law Journal, 1987
  • Named a “Legal Legend,” 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society (Historical Museum of So. Florida), 2008
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Mr. Young has been distinguished through peer review as having attained the highest level of legal ability and professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.


  • Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, 1971-1973
  • Supreme Court of Florida Matrimonial Law Commission, 1985-1988
  • Supreme Court’s Select Committee to Study the Florida Bar Examiners, 1994-1997; Chair, 1996-1997
  • Adjunct Visiting Professor, University of Houston College of Law, 1986-1997, 1999-2006
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law, 1971
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society “Passing the Gavel, Supreme court of Florida (Chair, 1996)
  • Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee, Chair, 1997
  • Florida Supreme Court, Justice Gerald Kogan Oral History Program, Chair, 1999
  • North Dade Bar County Association President, 1962
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member House of Delegates, 1972-1978
  • The Florida Bar, President, 1970-1971
  • American Law Institute
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, President, 1975-1977
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Diplomat; 1st Emeritus

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