Nicole adds her six years of litigation experience, earned while working primarily in domestic relations cases, and as clerk for the former Chief Judge for the Baltimore County Circuit Court. A graduate of Elizabethtown College, Nicole earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore in 2015. She is admitted to practice in the State and federal courts of Maryland. Nicole is active in the Baltimore County Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association. Her focus with Young & Valkenet is the prosecution and defense of business, property and construction matters.
Thomas C. Valkenet has been a Maryland and D.C. lawyer for almost three decades in complex cases involving real property, insurance, maritime, general business and construction matters. A graduate of St. Anselm College and the University of Baltimore School of Law, he co-founded the firm with Thomas G. Young, III in 1993. Mr. Valkenet has represented individuals and companies in all areas of law in the state and federal courts.Thomas is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and several local and specialty law associations relating to many areas of practice.
Common sense plus experience makes good law
In 1993 Thomas C. Valkenet and Thomas G. Young, III combined to solve client problems in the trial courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ian T. Valkenet joined Young & Valkenet in 2012, adding his expertise in criminal matters. Nicole Rush joined Young & Valkenet in 2021, bringing vast knowledge of domestic relations matters. Mr. Young is retired.
With emphasis on litigation, Thomas, Ian and Nicole offer practical solutions arising from your construction projects (both commercial and residential), real estate and business deals, maritime matters and your defense of criminal charges. We are experienced lawyers available to help you in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Young & Valkenet offers flexible payment options that range from traditional hourly billing against a retainer, to flat fees and contingent fees. You may pay by check, cash or by credit card. The attorney-client relationship is only established once we have a signed engagement and a retainer is paid.