Roger M. "Hank" Young, Jr.


Hank Young litigates complex civil matters including representing victims of defective medical drugs and devices as well as those harmed by toxic environmental contamination.

Hank works on Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination cases, in which he represents servicemembers and their families suing the federal government over serious injuries caused by exposure to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.  Hank also represents patients implanted with allegedly defective hernia mesh products manufactured by Covidien.

Hank frequently speaks at legal seminars on the topic of complex civil litigation. He pulls from his experience litigating complex issues of procedural law, substantive law, and science. He has worked at every stage of litigation, from investigating new potential matters to drafting appeals of novel issues. He has also written and argued dispositive motions, taken and defended depositions, and conducted large-scale discovery in multidistrict and consolidated litigations.

A Charleston native, Hank served as Editor-in-Chief of the Charleston Law Review while in law school and competed in numerous moot court competitions, including the 2015 National Tax Moot Court Competition, in which he was awarded Best Individual Advocate. He also was recognized with the CALI Award as the highest scoring student in Legal Writing I & II, Products Liability, Constitutional Law, Constitutional History, and Professional Responsibility. 

A Motley Rice law clerk for two summers before joining the firm, Hank clerked at both corporate defense and plaintiffs’ firms. Additionally, Hank volunteered at the Veteran’s Legal Clinic in Charleston during law school, providing low-income veterans with basic legal services, including finding housing, drafting wills, and resolving family law issues. 


J.D. summa cum laude, Charleston School of Law, 2016

B.A., magna cum laude, University of South Carolina Honors College, 2011

Licensed In

  • South Carolina


South Carolina Association for Justice, Board of Governors

Charleston County Bar Association

American Association for Justice