Davis, Bengtson & Young Firm Overview

Davis, Bengtson & Young handles cases at all stages of civil litigation in federal and state courts. Founded by Mark Davis & Philip Young, two of San Jose's most respected attorneys, the firm also provides extensive mediation services.

The firm's attorneys and experienced staff have been hand selected to ensure that they meet the founders' high standards of professional acumen and integrity.

Additionally, the core philosophy at Davis, Bengtson & Young is to approach the practice of law from the client's point of view. This unique, client-centered method allows the firm to manage each case in a way that is carefully tailored to serve the particular needs and objectives of each individual client. Accordingly, Davis, Bengtson & Young achieves outstanding results for its clients year after year, earning high client satisfaction and an unsurpassed reputation within the legal community.

Among the firm's numerous honors, its attorneys have earned the title of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, have been elected to the esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), were named among the Best Attorneys in San Jose and consistently hold the prestigious "AV Preeminent" rating under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Program (highest level achievable).

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Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

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Million Dollar Advocates Forum:

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

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Peer Review Program

AV Peer rating CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings evaluate two categories--legal ability and general ethical standards. AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

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American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

(ABOTA). Membership Eligibility - "Any trial lawyer who is of high personal character and honorable reputation, and who is a member of the Bar of the State, province, district, territory or country in which he or she practices, and who has met the qualifications as prescribed in Article III, Section 2, may become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates upon nomination and election..." - www.abota.org

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Northern California Rising Stars List

"'Rising Stars' are selected by Law & Politics, the publisher of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars magazines throughout the U.S. Practicing lawyers are asked to nominate and review 'the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.' No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in any state are named to the Rising Stars list."