What Others Say

I do what I do because I believe everyone deserves a fair chance. If I succeed in helping my clients, I’m happy. Still, it’s rewarding when people take the time to thank me. Here is just a small sample of the kind of responses I have received in the past.


Thanks David

Our world fell apart one day, out of no where, when we learnt that a very close family member was in trouble with the law in NZ. To top it all, he was a foreigner in the country and the criminal charges against him were very serious.

David Young worked diligently with what he had in front of him to deliver, what we perceived to be, an excellent legal representation of a very difficult case. We were extremely fortunate to have David in our corner. He not only did his job with integrity and grace, but he actually brought to the table a personal touch, a compassionate approach, which provided the family a lot of solace and comfort during a very difficult time. Trust was built with David right away and we felt safe with with his defence strategies.

David Young, is a brilliant lawyer, very thorough , experienced and highly professional in his approach. Without mincing his words, he will speak the truth about the case and will approach it head on from a place of strength. There is calmness in his voice when he speaks, which immediately puts people at ease. His respect for client privacy is admirable. A very attractive feature about David’s personality is his humility. His feet is firmly on the ground and he discusses the details of the case, without any judgement, or prejudice. This quality in a person is rare and restores faith in humanity.

Thank you David, for your very robust and skillful defence both in the District Court and in the court of appeal. You were met with some very difficult challenges along the way, but you persevered in spite of them. We are truly grateful and will always remember your kindness and compassion. Keep up the good work! We were delighted with the end result.

“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world”

Khalil Gibran


Should a person find themselves facing a criminal conviction with very real and serious life changing consequences if convicted, there is one Lawyer who I recommend to call without hesitation.

Mr David Young-Criminal Defence Lawyer once contacted provided me with an immediate assessment of my position and further recommended course of action I should follow. All options and scenarios were explained to me in detail and the likely outcome of each.

I took Mr Young’s recommendation and followed the instructions to the letter, Mr Young further debated the case with the Judge at sentencing leading to a “Section 147 with no conviction”.

Mr Young – Thoroughly professional, calm, experienced voice of instruction when the client’s faced with extreme stress…..exactly what you need from a criminal defence lawyer.

Thank you David, forever indebted.


Dear David, our family can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve  done for us , steering us safely through this nightmarish year . Having your clear sighted guidance and support out of court and your calm utterly professional representation in court has carried us through this traumatic and frightening experience in more ways than you can imagine.
Knowing that we were in such good hands has been tremendously reassuring for us . 
The outcome you’ve helped us reach is beyond what we possibly could have hoped for .
Thank you for not only working for us but with us. We are profoundly grateful.

“Thank you for your support and defence of my case. This was very important in my life. Winning this case has helped my stress.”

– Client charged with two counts of indecent assault


“I want to thank you again for your selfless kindness and compassion towards me at the Henderson Court. It is so unusual and generous of you to use your expertise to help me. My faith in human nature has been restored. I felt so embarrassed being there and paralysed by increased stress in my life circumstances. This is a very grateful letter from someone who hopes you get some kind of satisfaction in knowing that you did a very kind thing for me.”

– Client charged with shoplifting $5.50 of cashew nuts


“I want to thank you for defending my case yesterday in the Waitakere District Court at short notice. I am very grateful to you. You did a splendid job and I will not forget it.”

– Client charged with drink driving


“Thank you David for your skillful defence in our High Court appeal for a wrongful criminal conviction. Your integrity and professionalism gave us peace of mind and confidence in the face of distress and uncertainty.”

– Anonymous


If this sounds like the kind of legal representation you’ll prefer, do contact me and we’ll see how I can help you.