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Melinda G. Young, Attorney at Law

Kansas personal injury attorney focused on your legal needs

Attorney Melinda G. YoungAttorney Melinda Young is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas. She received a B.S. from Friends University and she received her law degree from Washburn University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Young was a two-time published author and an Editor for the Washburn Law Journal. She received the John F. Kuether Award for Outstanding Comment for her publication Discrimination for the Sake of the Children. Ms. Young has been recognized by "Super Lawyers" every year from 2012 to 2018. Ms. Young also has an Avvo attorney rating of 9.6 out of 10 and numerous five-star reviews for her work.

Ms. Young started working at Bretz Law Offices, LLC at its inception in 1997. She originally worked as a paralegal and helped start Bretz Law Offices, LLC in 1997. Her love of the law, and particularly her love of helping injured clients, inspired her to pursue a law degree. Following graduation from law school, she gained additional experience practicing law in Iowa until returning to her hometown of Hutchinson and rejoining the firm. She joined the firm as a partner in 2013 and the firm name was changed to Bretz & Young.

Ms. Young currently handles all types of injury claims including motor vehicle wrecks, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, product liability, premises liability, and wrongful termination.  She recently obtained the largest judgment in Iowa for an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim arising out of a wrongful termination suit.

Ms. Young is licensed in Kansas and Iowa and by the United States District Courts in Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, Illinois and Missouri. She is a member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and Kansas Women Attorneys Association. She also serves on the board of directors for Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center and TECH.

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Nursing Home Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • US District Court of Kansas
  • US District Courts of Iowa – Northern and Southern Districts
  • US District Court of Illinois – Northern and Southern Districts
  • US District Court of Oklahoma – Northern and Western Districts
  • US District Court of Colorado
  • US District Court of Missouri – Western District
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • American Association for Justice
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Reno County Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
3 Compound Dr, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502
Hutchinson (620) 662-3435
225 N Market St, Ste 345, Wichita, Kansas 67202
Wichita (316) 266-4111
100 N 7th St., Ste 207, Salina, Kansas 67401
Salina (785) 268-4968
1511 Fulton Terrace #5, Garden City, Kansas 67846
Garden City (620) 312-3938
108 N 14th Ave, Ste D3, Dodge City, Kansas 67801
Dodge City (620) 349-5770
150 Plaza Drive, Suite 109, Liberal, Kansas 67901
Liberal (620) 349-5878
205 East 7th Street, Suite 335, Hays, Kansas 67601
Hays (785) 329-0019
Toll Free (866) 881-0103
Kansas City (913) 251-9303