Carlito H. Young


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Carlito H. Young is a Shareholder practicing in the Litigation Defense and Labor Practice Groups of the firm.  He specializes in representing government clients in First Amendment issues, police matters, employment cases, insurance coverage, and wrongful death cases.  Mr. Young has also conducted several pre-lawsuit investigations on behalf of the firm's municipal and insurance clients regarding employment, gross negligence and wrongful death issues.  Additionally, Mr. Young has substantial experience with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Specifically, Mr. Young not only represents several municipal clients regarding FOIA, but conducts several FOIA seminars each year across the state.

Contact Information

Farmington Hills Office
Phone: (248) 489-4100
Fax: (248) 489-1726

Practice Areas

Experience / Expertise

  • Admitted to practice November 2000
  • Litigating  cases in state and federal court.
  • Investigations on behalf of  municipalities and employers


  • Arizona State University College of Law, JD 2000
  • University of Michigan, BS 1997
  • Guest Student at Wayne State University College of Law, Detroit, Michigan 1999-2000

Professional Activities / Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel


  • 2010 - Selected as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in the area of municipal law.

Community Activities / Involvement

  • Trustee - Coleman A. Young Foundation

Publications / Presentation

  • September 2015 - Co-author of "The Open Meetings Act: The Delicate Balance Between Transparency and a Public Body's Ability to Operate", Michigan Bar Journal
  • Presentation: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): What FOIA Coordinators Need to Know (2009-2015)
  • Conducted state-wide presentations on Public Act 563 of 2014, which discussed and assisted municipalities with the significant changes to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act
  • Regular contributor to the Public Corporation Law Quarterly
  • Published Coleman Young's Perspective on American Society and Detroit Politics, Black Scholar (Black World Foundation), Summer 1997, Vol. 27 Issue 2
  • Co-author The FOIA Coordinator Handbook (2010 and 2014)
  • Various presentations on the Open Meetings Act, Family Medical Leave Act and issues pertaining to E-mail communication and privacy concerns
  • Electronic Data Discovery in Litigation published in Public Corporation Law Quarterly,  Spring 2006