Jamila M. E. Young, Esq.
Jamila M. E. Young is a proud native of Albany, Georgia. She attended Mercer University where she was a Track and Field/ Cross Country athlete and subsequently Kennesaw State University where she received a B.A. in English.
Upon completion at Kennesaw State University, she received her Juris Doctorate from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law in 2013 where she focused her time on health law and participated in a summer fellowship through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS) in Philadelphia . During her law school tenure, she was a member of both the SRBLSA and Student Appeal Law Journal and the Fifth Circuit Governor of the ABA’s Law Student Division representing the southeastern and Puerto Rican law schools. She was a member of the FAMU Law Moot Court Team and apart of the regional Client Counseling winning team. In her final year of law school, she served as a research assistant to Deleso Alford, researching many health law topics including work focused on the institutional responsibility for sex and gender exploitation. Jamila also was a research assistant to the Honorable Judge Arthur Burnett who inspired her published work, Dethroning the Myth of the Welfare Queen: A Proposal to End Drug Testing Laws as a Precedent for Government Aid, which explored drug testing laws particularly in Florida and Georgia.
Staying true to her roots based in healthcare, Jamila focused her work on health advocacy by becoming an inaugural assister for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and worked with Emory Urban Health Initiative, Grady Hospital Systems and CMS to provide education, enrollment and outreach concentrated in metro Atlanta and also throughout Georgia. After holding this role for several enrollment periods, she made a career change from advocacy to working within The Wright Legal Group. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the American Bar Association, Junior League, a licensed health insurance agent in Florida and South Carolina and a member of the Alabama State Bar. She is the proud mother of one son, an avid road trip enthusiast and loves speaking at engagements for youth, health and estate planning