Melissa Studin Young has dedicated her career to helping families during times of crisis, as she devotes her practice exclusively to the area of family and matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, child support, orders of protection, abuse and neglect proceedings, and juvenile delinquency matters. Ms. Young is very active and experienced in the local court systems, representing clients in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and New York (Manhattan) Counties, and she has frequently been asked to lecture to her fellow attorneys and law students on various topics.
Ms. Young graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Psychology, and from New York Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. Her past professional experience includes her work at Jill C. Stone, Esq., P.C., where she worked for over a decade handling complex custody matters and divorce litigation (and where she remains Of Counsel to the firm). Previously, Ms. Young worked as a law clerk at a large corporate firm in Manhattan, and subsequently interned for a boutique, Manhattan matrimonial firm specializing in high net worth and celebrity divorces. While in law school, Ms. Young interned for the esteemed Honorable Arthur Diamond, wherein she assisted Judge Diamond in presiding over dozens of matrimonial matters.
Since 2011, Ms. Young has been an active and passionate member of the Nassau County Attorney for the Children Panel, through which she is appointed by Supreme Court and Family Court Judges to represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings and Supreme Court custody matters. Through this important panel, Ms. Young has zealously represented the rights of dozens of children in Nassau County.
Ms. Young is a well-respected, passionate advocate for her clients. She has been recognized among her peers for her legal skills, achievements and her commitment to her work by numerous journals and advocacy groups. In February 2013, Melissa was named “Young Lawyer of the Month” in the Nassau Lawyer, and she has been named a Rising Star by New York Super Lawyers magazine in each of the past three years (2015, 2016 and 2017).
Ms. Young has lectured at Hofstra University, the Nassau County Bar Association, and is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Matrimonial Committee and Family Law Committee.
Melissa Studin Young joined the firm in November 2017.