Patricia G. Young, a Louisiana native, earned both her B.S. degree in Business and Public Administration and her Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University. While in undergraduate school, Patti was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a National Scholastic Honorary Society for students of business and management. During her law school senior year, Patti was a finalist in the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition.
Upon graduation from law school, and before entering the private practice of law, Patti worked one year as a research associate for the LSU Mineral Law Institute, during which time she delivered a lecture on recent developments in mineral law at the Annual Mineral Law Institute program sponsored by such institute. Patti went on to practice law in Louisiana for approximately 11 years in the areas of oil and gas, estate planning, succession, and contract, before moving with her family to Texas and, subsequently, to North Carolina.
In 2006, Patti earned her license to practice law in the state of North Carolina. That same year, she entered the master’s program at Campbell University in Trusts and Wealth Management and graduated magna cum laude from that program in 2007. During her master’s program, Patti graduated from the 38th Annual Southeastern Trust School hosted by Campbell University, and, following her graduation, went to work for a few years in financial services as a Senior Trust Officer for personal trusts. Thereafter, she entered the practice of law in North Carolina, focusing primarily on estate planning and administration; probate; contracts; business entity formations and operation; and trust and fiduciary litigation. Patti practiced law for five years in North Carolina before venturing back into the financial services industry to earn her Series 7 and 66 licenses and to increase her knowledge of the financial services industry and retirement planning by working both as a retirement planning and guidance consultant and as a Senior Trust Administrator for charitable trusts.
In 2017, Patti resumed her private practice of law, utilizing the skills she learned in the financial services industry to broaden the scope of the services she provides to clients. Patti re-joined the Dutel Law Firm of counsel, having practiced with the firm from 1993-1996. Patti’s law practice with Dutel Law Firm focuses primarily on business law and litigation; estate planning; successions; business entity formations; trust administration; and trust and fiduciary litigation. Patti continues her North Carolina law practice as well focusing on wills and trusts; business succession planning; probate, contracts; and trusts and fiduciary litigation.
Patti also is a Non-public Dispute Resolution Arbitrator for FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.). Being an arbitrator allows Patti to serve the public interest by utilizing the education, knowledge, and experience she has gained in law, finance and wealth management in the furtherance of a more efficient and less costly alternative to dispute resolution through the court system.
Patti is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, all Louisiana state courts, the North Carolina State Bar, and all North Carolina state courts.
Succession and Trust Litigation
Trust Formation and Administration
Louisiana State Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar
All Louisiana State Courts
All North Carolina State Courts
J.D., Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
M.A., Campbell University, North Carolina
B.S., Louisiana State University
Graduate 38th Annual Southeastern Trust School sponsored by Campbell University