Michael HuYoung

Michael HuYoung

Location:
Richmond, Virginia
Phone:
(804) 796-1000
Fax:
(804) 762-9654
Email:

Michael HuYoung has practiced law in Virginia since 1982 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.  He is licensed to practice in all of the State and Federal Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He has attained the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.  Mr. HuYoung was profiled as "one of the top criminal lawyers in Virginia" by Virginia Business Magazine in 2001. 

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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1982
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

  • Virginia Law and Practice: A Handbook for Attorneys (2016 Edition), updating and rewriting Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Chapters, Virginia CLE
  • Co-Authored with Erik D. Baines, Esquire, Associate at Barnes & Diehl, P.C., the Updates and Revisions to the Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures Chapters in Virginia Law and Practice: A Handbook for Attorneys (2016 Edition) (Virginia CLE)
  • The Ethics of Equality: A Lawyer's Professional Responsibility, co-authored with Isaac B. McBeth, Esquire, of Rawls McNelis & Mitchell, Presented at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention (2009)
  • Do You Really Want to Put the Child on the Stand?, co-authored with John K. Karanian, Esquire, VBA News Journal (Focus on Family Law), Volume 35, Number 4 (Winter, 2009)
  • Zealous Representation is Not Winning at All Costs, co-authored with David B. Hargett, Esquire, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 21, Number 2 (2009)
  • Immigration Consequences for the Non-Citizen Defendent, Virginia State Bar, Annual Conference (2006)
  • Legal Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Seminar (2004)
  • Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues Raised When Using Electronic Evidence, Including Electronic Surveillance, Virginia State Bar, Advanced Family Law Seminar (2004)
  • Nuts & Bolts of Criminal Practice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Seminar (2002)

Classes/Seminars

  • Charied and Moderated, Anatomy of a Criminal Trial in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, General District Court, Circuit Court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court (September 14, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia)
  • Community Policing Forum, Speaker and Panelist, sponsored by the Alliance for Unitive Justice (Richmond Police Academy - April 20, 2016)
  • Picking the Right Jury and Avoiding the Wrong One, Panelist, Richmond Bar Association (Richmond, VA - 2016)
  • Colonial Classic Mock Trial Competition at the College of William & Mary, Presiding Judge (Williamsburg - 2016)
  • Contempt of Court: A Lesson in Legal History, Virginia CLE Panel Presenter (2015)
  • Legal Jeopardy: Family Feuds and Offenses, Moderator of Judicial Panel Presentation at the Virginia Bar Association's Summer Meeting at The Greenbrier (2014)
  • The Ethics of Equality: A Lawyer's Professional Responsibility, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention at The Homestead (2014)
  • Video presentation of Criminal Appellate Practice in Virginia and Evidence in Virginia, Virginia CLE, course for out-of-state attorneys practicing in Virginia (2014)
  • Best Practices in Voir Dire, Panel Presentation for the City of Richmond Bar Association (2012)
  • Use of Experts and Defenses in Internet Child Solicitation and Child Pornography Cases, co-presentation with Dr. Glenn E. Dardick, Ph.D., Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Criminal Law Seminars (2012)
  • Exoneration: Writs of Actual Innocence (The Thomas Haynesworth Case), Moderator of the Criminal Law Section's General Session Presentation at the Virginia Bar Association's meeting at The Homestead (2012)
  • Jeopardy on Appeal (Top Ten Pet Peeves of Judges of the Virginia Court of Appeals), Criminal Law and Domestic Relations Sections Joint CLE Presentation on Appellate Practice at the Virginia Bar Association's Meeting at The Homestead (2012)
  • The Benefit of Diversity, Fellows Induction Speech at Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyers Honorary Society Conference (2012)
  • Combating National Impact Financial Fraud in the Eastern District of Virginia, Moderator of the Criminal Law Section, CLE Presentation at the Virginia Bar Associations Conference (2012)
  • Hot Topics in Criminal Practice, Annual Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Paralegal Conference in Richmond (2011)
  • Panelist on How Young Lawyers reach out to the Community: The Benefits of Expanding the Pipeline, Virginia Law Center for the Study of Race and Law (2011)
  • Presented Opening and Closing Statements at John Marshall Inns of Court (2011)
  • Presenting a seminar on Surveillance in Litigation: Getting the Dirt While Keeping Your Hands Clean , Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's 52nd Annual Convention at The Homestead (April, 2011)
  • Presenting Special Criminal Law Doctrines in Richmond and Norfolk , VTLA Annual Advocacy Seminar (October, 2010)
  • The Bar Disciplinary Process, Carrico Professionalism Course (Charlottesville, Virginia - March, 2010)
  • The Authority to Take Sentencing Under Advisement Provides Circuit Judges with an Important Tool for Doing Justice in Criminal Cases, Presenter at Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's 50th Annual Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia (2009)
  • Criminal Law Update, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Solo and Small Firm Conference (2008)
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions on Non-U.S. Citizens and the Visa Process, Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations and Local Government Paralegal Association, Joint Statewide Conference (2008)
  • Effective Voir Dire in a Criminal Case: Get the Jury Thinking, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Criminal Law Seminar (2008)
  • Criminal Issues Related to the Representation of Immigrants, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Paralegal Seminar (2007)
  • The SANE/Forensic Nurse Evaluation: What Does It All Mean? (2007, 2008)
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Sentences on Non-Citizen Defendants Today, Annual Judicial Conference for District Court Judges (2006)
  • The Non-Citizen Defendant in the Criminal Justice System: Special Challenges and Consequenses, Virginia State Bar, Annual Conference, Criminal Law Section Presentation (2006)
  • Dangerous Intersection Ahead: When Criminal and Family Law Collide, VSB Annual Conference for the Family & Criminal Law Sections Presentation (2005)
  • Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner with Michael HuYoung, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education (2004)
  • Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues Raised When Using Electronic Evidence, Including Electronic Surveillance, Virginia State Bar, Advanced Family Law Seminar (2004)
  • Nuts & Bolts of Criminal Practice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Seminar (2002)

Honors and Awards

  • Voted in the top one percent of Trial Lawyers in America, Litigation Counsel of America (2012-Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Publication (2009-Present)
  • Virginia Super Lawyer by Richmond Magazine Law & Politics (2008-Present)
  • AV rating in Criminal and Family Law by Martindale Hubbell (2002-Present)
  • Virginia's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine (2001-Present)
  • Listed as a Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Richmond by Super Lawyer (Present)
  • Voted as one of the Richmond Times Dispatch Reader's Choice Attorneys (2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Richmond White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year (2012)
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a National Honorary Society for Trial Lawyers (2012)
  • Selected as a Leader in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2010)
  • Award of Excellence, The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia (APABA-VA) (2008)
  • Virginia's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine profiled Criminal Attorney (2001)
  • Voted Richmond's Best and Brightest Attorney by Style Weekly (1987)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar Council (2013-2016)
  • Virginia State Bar Executive Committee (2015-2016)
  • Virginia CLE, Faculty (2014-Present)
  • Selected to the Thomas A. Mesereau Cup Nominating Committee, The Trial Law Institute, and the Diversity Law Institute of Litigation Counsel of America (2014-Present)
  • Virginia State Bar Law School Professionalism Program, Faculty (2011-2015)
  • Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference, Board of Governors (2010-2016
  • Virginia Criminal Justice Conference, Steering Committee (2005-Present)
  • Virginia Bar Association's Board of Governors (2014-2017)
  • Virginia Bar Association Criminal Law Council (2011-2016)
  • Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia (2008-2015)
  • Virginia Bar Association Chair of Criminal Law Section (2011-2013)
  • Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference, Chair (2011-2012)
  • Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2008-2011)
  • Virginia State Bar's Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, Faculty (2008-2011)
  • Virginia State Task Force on Diversity (2008-2009)
  • Virginia Criminal Justice Conference, Co-Chair (2007-2009)
  • Honor Court, University of Richmond Law School (1980-1982)
  • Virginia Law Foundation, Board of Directors (2017-Present)
  • Virginia Law Foundation (2010-Present)

Past Employment Positions

  • The Law Firm of Michael Hu Young, P.C., Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Richard R. Ryder, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Citizen Committee on Voting Rights for Henrico County, Member (2008)
  • Board of Directors of Cultural and Fine Arts Center at Glen Allen Foundation for Henrico County (1995-2000)