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Partner Kirsten Z. Young Honored as a 2021 Top Women of Law

Conn Kavanaugh is pleased to announce that Family Law partner Kirsten Z. Young has been honored as a 2021 Top Women of Law

Kirsten Zwicker-Young, Esq., partner at Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP has deservedly been recognized as one of the 2021 The Top Women of Law. This designation highlights outstanding achievements made by exceptional women lawyers. Each year, Mass Lawyers Weekly solicits nominations of female attorneys from all over the Commonwealth. These are reviewed by a panel of previous honorees to identify pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field.

Kirsten Zwicker-Young is an experienced trial attorney and powerful advocate for her clients. Her criminal defense practice evolved into one focused on Family Law after an officer she cross-examined relentlessly at trial later called her to handle his divorce. She now primarily handles cases involving high net worth individuals, complex business evaluations, and unique custody disputes, along with probate litigation such as guardianship, conservatorship, and administration of complex estates. She chairs the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court Conciliation Program and serves as Vice President of the Plymouth County Bar Association, where she will step into the role of President this December. Volunteering both time and resources to the Veterans Administration and mentoring young attorneys, Kirsten recognizes success comes from hard work and from opportunities sought and extended. She endeavors to create those opportunities for others.

“Kirsten Young is the third Conn Kavanaugh attorney to receive this honor,” says managing partner Tom Gallitano. “Both Carol Starkey, who leads the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense group, and Erin Higgins, who leads the Professional Malpractice group, were so honored in 2017 and 2018, respectively.  Kirsten is the total package – a tenacious advocate for her clients, an active leader in her local bar association, and a significant contributor and a mentor to many within the firm.  I am proud of all of my colleagues and the high standards they uphold to deliver outstanding results for our clients.”

People are talking about Kirsten Young

“Kirsten is incredibly smart, always prepared and organized, and truly caring on cases having child-related issues. She is a resolution-oriented attorney.”

– Hon. James V. Menno, retired judge

“Kirsten’s brilliant work changed the trajectory of my children’s lives.”

– Kristy Szeman, client

“Kirsten is a dynamo, fearless and professional, who loves the courtroom. She is equally energetic as one of the firm’s leaders. Best of all, she’s my friend and colleague.”

– Russell Conn, founding partner

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