Gwen Young is a member of the Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell team that handles dealer-related commercial disputes for major domestic automobile manufacturers.  Before joining WTO, she headed her firm's discovery team in its role as co-national counsel for an auto manufacturer's pattern rollover litigation.  Gwen's practice areas include civil business litigation and franchise litigation.  Her trial court and appellate litigation experience includes securities fraud, contract, business torts, franchise law, and other business litigation matters.
 

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors
Colorado Super Lawyers
    
Business Litigation, 2013-2015
    Top 50 Women, 2014-2015
Law Week Colorado
    Lawyer of the Year, 2010
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
    Board Chair, 2013-present    
    Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2009-2013
    Legal Panel, 2009-present
    Board of Directors, 2007-present
Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Legal advice to persons with AIDS


Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors
Colorado Super Lawyers
    
Business Litigation, 2013-2015
    Top 50 Women, 2014-2015
Law Week Colorado
    Lawyer of the Year, 2010
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Colorado Women's Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
    Board Chair, 2013-present    
    Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2009-2013
    Legal Panel, 2009-present
    Board of Directors, 2007-present
Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Legal advice to persons with AIDS

Education
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1984
    Order of St. Ives
    Administrative Law Review, Assistant Editor
  • University of New Mexico, B.A., 1977, Archeology
    Phi Beta Kappa
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit