Craig R. Young is a skilled and experienced attorney, businessman, and community leader with a law practice that parallels his robust public service.
Craig has counseled and represented both public and private clients buying, selling, leasing, developing, and financing all types of commercial and residential properties. He has successfully closed billions of dollars of investment real estate in sectors including, single/multi-family, industrial, commercial and raw land.
As Chairman of the Board to California’s largest tolling highway system (F/E TCA) and as Mayor of the City of Yorba Linda Craig fought to protect residents’ quality of life, make government operate more efficiently, and increase government transparency. Craig has served in key leadership positions and demonstrated his financial acumen across industries including banking, education, medicine, real estate and transportation. He has also spent much of this time building teams of volunteers and raising millions of privately funded dollars for the universities and hospitals he supports.
Over the last three decades, Craig has served as president of the university’s foundation, president of a financial services firm assisting family businesses, CFO to a hospital foundation, vice president of a national bank, university professor teaching business ethics and negotiation strategies, church board member and a pastor.
J.D., Western State University College of Law, 1988
Vanguard University of Southern California, graduate studies in Theology
B.S.L., Western State University College of Law, 1986
Westmont College, undergraduate studies in Business and Religious Studies
Craig enjoyed teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as an adjunct professor teaching Business Ethics and Advanced Negotiation Strategies at Vanguard University of Southern California. This was a part-time role in conjunction with his serving as President of the University Foundation. Craig has also been featured at many continuing education forums teaching estate and financial planning strategies for attorneys, CPAs, and the insurance industry.