Chancellor Bill Young
Chancery Court, Part II
Bill Young graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1978 and Vanderbilt Law School in 1981. Bill served as law clerk for Bankruptcy Court Judge George Paine from 1981 to 1984. Thereafter, he was in private practice from 1985 to 1986. Bill worked with the Tax Division of the Tennessee Attorney Generalís Office from 1986 to 1995. He was selected Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance in charge of TennCare oversight from 1995 to 1998. From there, he held positions with Tennesseeís hospital associations and Vanderbilt University from 1998 to 2002.
In 2002, Bill became General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. He returned to the Attorney Generalís Office as Solicitor General in 2011 and became Director of the Administrative Office of Courts in 2013, before rejoining the Attorney Generalís Office in 2014. Bill was appointed as Chancellor effective September 1, 2016.
Bill is an adjunct professor at Belmont Law School, and he serves on the Board of Directors of Park Center.
Bill is married to Jane Young, General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Health. They have one daughter, Beth, who is a certified public accountant with Ernst and Young.