Josiah Young is a commercial litigator and appellate advocate. He focuses on representing clients in class actions, franchise litigation and appeals.


Class Actions

Josiah defends clients in class actions, with a focus on food and beverage labeling and pet food labeling litigation. He pairs zealous advocacy with practical counseling to help clients navigate the highly litigious environment for these claims. He also advises manufacturers, distributors and retailers on compliance with FDA labeling regulations and offers industry updates as a contributor to Faegre Drinker’s Bite-Sized Legal food webinar series.

Franchise Litigation

Josiah represents franchisors in franchise disputes involving their intellectual property, contractual rights or a variety of business torts. Josiah helps clients find creative ways to advance their goals and protect their brand.


Josiah is an appellate advocate who represents clients in state and federal court.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Josiah served as a law clerk to Justice G. Barry Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He also worked on a variety of civil and criminal appeals as a law clerk in a state Office of the Solicitor General, and he is a member of the Eighth Circuit Bar Association and Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Josiah enjoys being tackled by his three- and one-year-old children, hiking at Lake Superior’s North Shore, water skiing in Minnesota’s 14,000 lakes, playing board games, and cooking. He has a black belt in Taekwondo.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Minnesota Supreme Court, Hon. Barry Anderson, 2020-2021


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude (2020)

Bethlehem College & Seminary
B.A. in History of Ideas (2017)

Inver Hills Community College
A.S. in Paralegal Studies, with honors (2015)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Josiah maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients through the Tubman Safety Project.

Professional Associations

  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Minnesota State Bar Association


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
  • University of Minnesota Law School  Edward J. Devitt Scholarship Award for Excellence in the Study of Federal Law and Practice, 2020
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