Barbara L. Young
Founding Partner Barbara L. Young is an attorney known for vigorously representing her clients in defense of workers' compensation claims. Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, Ms. Young received her bachelor's degree and her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Young honed her advocacy skills as a Member of the Order of Barristers; she was also a member of her law school's National Trial Team, and served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board.

Prior to co-founding Schaff & Young, P.C. with Michael Schaff, Ms. Young was a senior partner in the workers' compensation department at Post & Schell. Ms. Young has devoted her legal career primarily to the defense of workers' compensation, longshoreman and harbor workers' matters, and has successfully defended Fortune 500 companies, insurers and third party administrators throughout Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state and federal courts, and the U. S. Supreme Court.

A member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Ms. Young has served as Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section. An AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Ms. Young was also selected as a 2005 and 2006 Super Lawyer in the field of workers' compensation. She regularly lectures on various aspects of Pennsylvania workers' compensation law for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Bar Association, National Bar Institute, the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference, and the Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Claims Association. Ms. Young spoke about "FMLA, WC and ADA: How to Manage the Claims," at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Chicago, Illinois on November 7, 2007.

Active in the community, Ms. Young serves on the board of the Bridges Program, a non-profit organization that provides Internship and Trainership opportunities for Philadelphia public high school seniors. She is also a member of the Wake Forest Law Alumni Council.

BarbaraYoung welcomes the opportunity to work with you. Please give her a call at (215) 988-0090 or send an email to