Lawrence V. Young


Lawrence V. Young is a shareholder at CGA Law Firm and currently chairs the firm’s Bankruptcy Department.  He limits his practice to consumer bankruptcy matters, Chapter 11 and corporate reorganizations, as well as debt restructuring and workouts.  He is certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, and is one of only 25 throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania so certified. 

From 2006 through 2014, Larry has been selected to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers which is published in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and the Philadelphia magazine. Annually, the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal Division, conducts a peer review survey, independent evaluation and research to determine a ranking system, and the top 5% in their respective fields are honored.  Larry has been named as one of the top attorneys in the state for his consumer bankruptcy expertise.

Larry is currently a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, having served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee since 1978.  Additionally, he served as Panel Chapter 13 Trustee for approximately 10 years.  As a Chapter 7 Trustee, Larry accepts assignments from the Department of Justice to review bankruptcy filings and administer assets where appropriate.

He has written and lectured on bankruptcy law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, the York County Bar Association, as part of the business law program at York College of Pennsylvania, at the Widener School of Law, for the Pennsylvania Association of Tax Collectors, at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, to the Pennsylvania Magistrate District Judges, and to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Office of Chief Counsel.

Larry served a 6 year term on a Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1999-2005, chairing the Committee in the final two years. 

He is a past president of the York County Bar Association, the York County Bar Foundation, the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association and Central Pennsylvania Legal Services.  He has been an active member of the Pro Bono Committee of the York County Bar Association since 1993, serving as Committee Chair for much of that time.  He has received awards for his pro bono contributions from both the York County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.  In 2013, Larry received the Outstanding Member Award from the York County Bar Association.



  • Representation of consumers in Chapter 7 or 13
  • Representation of farmers in Chapter 12
  • Chapter 11 filings for small businesses
  • Bankruptcy court litigation
  • Business reorganizations, liquidation and debt restructuring
  • Acquisition of distressed assets and debts from bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures and related real estate transactions
  • Representation of both secured and unsecured creditors
  • Chapter 7 Trustee work and related litigation

Lawrence V.

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Education and Honors: 
J.D., Washington & Lee - 1974
B.A., Colgate University - 1971
Clerkship, late Honorable Richard B. Kellam, Chief District Judge, Eastern District, VA, 1974-1975
Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy - American Board of Certification
Bar Admissions: 
PA Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Virginia Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations: 
York County Bar Association - Past President and Board of Directors, Pro Bono Committee Chair
Central Pennsylvania Legal Services - Past President of Board
York County Bar Foundation - Past President and Board of Directors
Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Assoc. - Past President and Board of Directors
Manchester Township - Board of Supervisors, 2004 - 2014
Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Course speaker on bankruptcy issues
American Bankruptcy Institute
National Assoc. of Bankruptcy Trustees

American Board of Certification

Peer Review Rated


  • 03.26.09

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