Chalon Young, Esquire

Adjunct Professor of Law


Chalon C. Young joined the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office in 2016, where she currently serves as the Manager of Training and director of internship programs.   She is a newly-appointed adjunct professor of law at University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and will teach the criminal defense practicum beginning Fall of 2019.

Prior to relocating to Pittsburgh, Chalon practiced criminal defense and tort law in Central Florida for fifteen years, and taught both graduate and undergraduate criminal justice, criminal law, and sociology at Columbia College of Orlando.  Chalon earned the distinction of Board Certification in Criminal Trial in Florida, and focused the majority of her defense career in major crimes.

Chalon earned her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in 2001 and is admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Florida. 

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