Prior to joining Ross Feller Casey in 2015, Dena Young worked for personal injury law firms in the Philadelphia region where she worked on cases involving transvaginal mesh and drugs known to cause serious health problems, including Risperdal, Viagra, Zofran and Xarelto.
She also represented clients diagnosed with devastating asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Cases she handled resulted in millions of dollars in settlements for her clients.
During law school, Young represented defendants in preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials while working for the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She also clerked for the Animal Protection Litigation section of the United States Humane Society. In 2008-2009, Young worked for the Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes of the Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.
Young performed pro bono legal work with the Domestic Violence Unit of the Philadelphia Family Court where she prepared petitions for Protection from Abuse orders for victims of domestic violence.
Young received her bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University, where she graduated cum laude.
In 2010, she received her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law. She was a founding member and President of the Drexel University Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Young is a class of 2010 representative of Drexel Law School’s Alumni Council and a board member of Brandeis Law Society.
Young is also an active member of the Future Leaders Committee of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. She is also a member of the Future Leaders Section of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
She is admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.