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The POWER List: Teresa M. Young

Brown & James, St. Louis 

Teresa M. YoungTeresa Young is no stranger to cases that zigzag through the highest courts of Missouri. 

In 2019, she presented to the Missouri Supreme Court why it should throw out a $2.3 million verdict against a Lee’s Summit SurgiCenter. The court agreed with Young at first, who worked alongside fellow colleague and POWER LIST honoree Mike Ward. 

But then the court made a surprise move — it asked for new briefs and a second round of arguments. In its second opinion later that year, the court ordered a new trial. 

Young is a principal at Brown & James and first joined the firm in 2002. She earned her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis a year prior. 

Young serves on the board of directors for the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers outside of her practice. 

In 2017, Missouri Lawyers Media named Young an Influential Appellate Advocate for her role in a Missouri Supreme Court opinion that redefined co-employee liability for workplace injury. In 2019, she received a Diversity & Inclusion Award for her work as part of her firm’s hiring committee. 

The POWER List: Appellate Law 2022