Mr. Young’s first jury trial was in 1983. He represented a hispanic mother against a complaint by Southern California Gas company to foreclose a lien for installing a solar water heating system. Mr. Young cross complained for slander of title, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. At trial, the court dismissed the complaint and Mr. Young prosecuted the cross complaint. The jury awarded $450,000.00 including punitive damages despite the total special damages being only $15.00.