Catie Young is a native of Bakersfield, California, but she eventually left the Bakersfield area to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
Catie moved to San Diego where she went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson Law School. As a law school intern, Catie began work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Juvenile Dependency Court within the community of San Diego. It was during that period that Catie learned to navigate the trial experience and honed her experience as a trial lawyer. Catie also became known as a driven attorney who strives to be the best at all she does.
In December 2011, Catie became one of three partners at Griffith, Young & Lass, where she brought her zeal and compassion to represent clients in all aspects of family law, including child custody and domestic violence.
As an experienced family lawyer, Catie has extensive litigation experience working in civil and business litigation, juvenile dependency, white-collar criminal defense, and national security law.
Catie excels in child custody cases and move away trials and brings that same level of success to all her mediation services clients. She is recognized for helping her clients feel comfortable throughout the mediation divorce process as she helps to guide families to peaceful resolutions for their divorce settlement needs.
At Fresh Start Mediation, Catie uses her zeal and compassion for fast, efficient, and cost-effective resolutions to the many complex issues that can arise during divorce. Catie can help families move on amicably as they continue their lives after divorce and beyond. Catie tends to gravitate toward cases involving children, such as child custody mediation and child support mediation.