John F. Young is accomplished in strategic organizational development and building collaborative relationships. He is effective in coordinating with government, legislative, and regulatory officials to expedite projects, planning and executing operations, overseeing complex  projects, spearheading initiatives, and leading organizational change. John is experienced in organizational management, operational management,  organizational audits, public relations and media coordination, project management, and sensitive negotiations. John served as the Parish  President in Jefferson Parish from 2010-2016. Prior to serving as the Parish CEO, he served as a Councilman At Large and Assistant District  Attorney. In his Civil Law practice, John had been a litigator focused on maritime, personal injury, insurance and corporate litigation. 


  • Loyola University School of Law, JD, May 1982
  • Loyola University, BPA, May 1979


Board Member, Coastal Protection and Restoration authority, 2011-2016

Chairman, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, 2012-2013

President, Jefferson Bar Association, 2012

Board of Directors, New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1998-2000


AV Rated attorney and governmental & public policy consultant

Victims & Citizens Against Crime, Inc. ``The Award of Merit``, 2013

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children ``Light of Hope Award``, 2013

Crimefighters ``Integrity Award for High Ethical Standards in Government``, 2010

The Humane Society of Louisiana ``Pioneer Spirit Award``, 2010

Crimestoppers ``Community Service Award``, 2008

Alliance for Good Government ``Legislator of the Year Award``, 2004


  • Co-Author: “Admiralty – Fifth Circuit Symposium.” 34 Loyola Law Review 699 (1989) 
  • Author: “The Seaman – Handling the Everyday Problems Before Litigation.” River Industry Seminar (1988)
Admiralty & Maritime, Breach of Contract, Cargo Damage, Clergy Abuse, Commercial Litigation, Elder Abuse, Governmental Liability, Insurance Coverage, Jones Act, Labor & Employment, Legal Malpractice, Louisiana Mediators, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Worker's Compensation