Chalon C. Young

Special Counsel

(412) 263-1825 (412) 263-4272
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CHALON YOUNG is special counsel at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP and is a member of the Toxic Tort Group, Medical Malpractice Group, and Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation Group. She has over 20 years of experience in both civil and criminal litigation and has represented clients in criminal defense cases at the State and Federal level.

Ms. Young has represented hundreds of clients in a wide range of criminal jury trials, with most of her representation in homicide, major crimes, complex cases and violent felonies. Her experience includes jury trials for homicide, sex offenses, drug trafficking, human trafficking, kidnapping, firearms offenses, and home invasion robberies, among other offenses.

Ms. Young is a Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and previously served as the Manager of Training and Director of Internship Programs for the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to that position, she taught both graduate and undergraduate criminal justice, criminal law and procedure, and sociology at Columbia College in Orlando, Florida. She was also Board Certified in Criminal Trial Practice in Florida and has completed specialized training in investigative interviewing and interrogation through the Reid Institute.

Ms. Young volunteers at University of Pittsburgh School of Law as a speaker, advisor to students, and a judge at moot court and various trial and appellate competitions. In her free time, she volunteers for Pittsburgh-area animal rescue organizations.

Ms. Young is a graduate of Tulane University Law School. She earned her B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she graduated summa cum laude.

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