Young Marr & Associates - August 2018


Our Attorneys Fight for Your Future THE ADVISOR

LOCATIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA & NEW JERSEY PA: 215-883-8532 NJ: 609-796-9852

I f you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve just received the very first edition of our firm’s newsletter! We’ve always been big believers in fostering a connection with the people we work with, because where legal representation is concerned, you deserve to know who is working for you. I believe it is important that you know a little bit about the people who are representing your interests. I currently reside in Bucks County. I’m an avid sports fan and bleed Eagles green. I have been married for 34 years and have a 27-year-old daughter. I am also passionate about animals (particularly dogs) and currently have a 9-year-old cockapoo named Marley. Since childhood, I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer. I grew up in a working-class, row-home neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia and was the first person in my family to go to college. Ours was a one-income household, and my father had a true middle-class blue-collar work ethic. Like many people in my neighborhood, my dad had a limited education, so he aspired to provide a better life for myself and my sister. While my parents didn’t push me toward any specific career, they truly believed that education was the key to a better life. TRUE TO MY ROOTS MY PATH TO BECOMING A LAWYER

heart attack at the age of 52. The event left him bedridden and unable to work, putting our family in dire straits almost instantly. I bore witness to the slow struggle my parents went through to get support from Social

Security over the next two years. When my dad passed away at the age of 54, I was only 19 years old. That furthered my desire to go to law school and to work in the areas of both Social Security Disability Insurance and bankruptcy. While my father’s death had a deep impact on my family, I carried forward my parents’ desire for me to get a higher education, graduating cum laude from La Salle University. After receiving my law degree from Widener University, I knew I wanted to practice in the areas that affected people like my parents. If I could advocate for families facing the same medical and financial hardship my own endured, I could feel I was making a real difference. I went into disability and bankruptcy law because I know their impact firsthand. Since that time, I have suffered with my own medical issues, and I understand that we’re all one calamity away from losing things that we hold most dear. When you’re in dire straits, I know how much you depend on your attorney. While my personal focus has remained primarily on disability and bankruptcy, our firm has expanded to other areas of practice, including criminal defense and personal injury. I hope I have made a difference to many of you, and I will continue to try to make a difference in the future. I want to personally thank all the people who have helped support me and our firm over the last 30 years — it has always been sincerely appreciated. We look forward to assisting you in the future. –Paul H. Young

Like many women of her era, my mom was a stay-at-home mother, but she was also an open-minded and politically engaged woman. She preferred to debate rather than dictate. Under different circumstances and in a different era, I always believed my mother would have actually been a fine lawyer. She was a warm, caring person. She passed away just a few years ago at the age of 84. At the risk of showing my age, I’ll also mention that I was influenced by the Watergate era. I was extremely interested in politics. Next to sports, I would say politics was my greatest interest as a teenager. During that time, my dad suffered a “I went into disability and bankruptcy law because I know their impacts first-hand. We’re all just one calamity away from losing the things we hold most dear.” | 1

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