Canon T. Young, Sr.

Senior Counsel

(510) 658-3600

Canon T. Young, Sr. is an experienced commercial litigator and insurance attorney. His practice includes general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, insurance law, Proposition 65, and products liability. Canon’s insurance work involves litigating matters relating to Homeowners policies, Commercial General Liability policies, and Media policies. In addition, Canon has extensive experience evaluating third-party and first-party coverage issues. Canon uses his considerable experience to provide creative, solution-oriented advice to businesses of all sizes.

Canon’s litigation experience includes all aspects of construction defect claims, commercial and business disputes. Over the past 15 plus years, Canon has developed skill in all phases of the litigation process from initial assessment, discovery, motion practice, and if necessary, trial. During his practice, Canon has found that trial success starts with quickly discerning the key facts and then keeping one eye on the details and the other one on the big picture. As a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution, Canon has also successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous cases.


  • The University of California at Berkeley, BA, 1993
  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 1996

Of Personal Note

When Canon is not practicing law he enjoys spending time with his family, leading a youth group, and training for and participating in triathlons.

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