Wayne is a 1991 graduate of Russellville High School. In 1996 Wayne graduated from Arkansas Tech University with honors and a degree in Health Information Management, which included curriculum in disease processes and coding, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, management, information technology and accounting.
Wayne graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in 1999. Upon graduation, Wayne worked as an associate attorney with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services in Ft. Smith, where he represented individuals whose government benefits had been terminated, victims of domestic violence and those in financial distress.
In 2002, Wayne founded the Wayne Young Law Firm in Fayetteville and shared office space with another firm; Wayne’s office was actually the storage closet! Since then, the Fayetteville office has moved three times to accommodate the firm’s growth, which now houses 5,000 sqft. of principal offices and a processing center. Along the way, Wayne guided the firm’s expansion to include offices in Ft. Smith and Little Rock.
Wayne has served on the Young Lawyer’s Executive Committee of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Board of Directors of the Crawford/Sebastion Community Development Council and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Arkansas Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers’ Association. Wayne is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and Arkansas Trial Lawyers’ Association.
Wayne practices in social security, bankruptcy and personal injury.
Forrest is a Little Rock native and currently resides in Fayetteville with his wife Erika and son Finn. Forrest graduated from Little Rock Central in 1987. Forrest was a member of 1986 LRCH Arkansas state champion and the 1991 UCA NAIA National Champion football teams.
Forrest graduated in 1998 from the University of Arkansa Litlle Rock with a degree in History and from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2005. Upon completing law school, Forrest clerked for Judge Betty Dickey of the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2006. He was a deputy prosecutor in Lonoke County 2007 and an Associate Attorney practicing primarily bankruptcy law from January 2008 to July 2013.
Forrest limits his practice to consumer bankruptcy.
Nick Coleman was born and raised in Blytheville, Ark. He attended the University of Arkansas and graduated with a B.A. in History. He continued his education in Fayetteville and received his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he focused much of his attention on various areas of criminal law, litigation and trial practice. In law school, he served on both the Innocence Project and Mediation Clinics while also clerking for Taylor Law Partners.
After graduation, he returned to Blytheville to assist with his father’s civil litigation practice at Reid, Burge, Prevallet and Coleman before returning back to Fayetteville to join the team at Wayne Young Law Firm. Nick focuses all of his attention towards social security disability. When not working, Nick enjoys canoeing, kayaking and listening to live music.