Member Profile - Joanne Young

Membership Level

Advisory Council


Kirstein & Young, PLLC


[email protected]

Business Phone

202-331-3348 x 222



1750 K St NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006, United States

Leadership ID


Law School

Georgetown University Law Center

Practice Area 1


Practice Area 2

Election Law

Practice Area 3

Administrative Law



Joanne W. Young, Managing Partner of the Washington, DC-based law firm, Kirstein & Young PLLC, is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Wesleyan University. She represents clients on commercial, regulatory, antitrust, election law, and litigation matters, with a focus on the aviation, shipping and defense industries. She has taken leadership positions on such issues as international privacy, antitrust/competition, and election integrity matters.

Ms. Young has served as Co-Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), on the U.S. Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee and on the Board of the Lawyer’s Democracy Fund (LDF). She was previously elected President of the International Aviation Women’s Association, the Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS), the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) and the International Aviation Club (IAWA). She founded Executive Women in Aviation and served on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, on the Board of the Women’s Bar Foundation, the ABA Air & Space Law Forum and the D.C. Bar Law Practice Steering Committee. Ms. Young was named the 2020 Republican Lawyer of the Year by the Republican National Lawyers Association. Earlier she was named the 2013 Attorney of the Year by the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council and serves on the Board of the City Club of Washington, as a DC Co-Chair for Vital Voices and on the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Business Leadership Board for the College of Business. She served on the DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking, Subcommittee on Training and Awareness and was named a Star of the Bar in 2015 by the Women’s Bar Association. She is a Member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.

Political Activities

  • Vice Chair – DC Republican Party 2021 - Present
  • C. Delegation - 2020 Republican Convention - Trump Delegate
  • 2020 Trump-Pence Campaign: Philadelphia War Room – Legal Committee
  • 2016 Trump-Pence Campaign: RNLA Deployment Team Leader (New Hampshire)
  • C. Delegation – 2016 Republican Convention- Alternate Delegate for Rubio
  • Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA): Elected 2020 Republican Lawyer of the Year; Vice-Chair, Co-Chair 2017-2021; VP-Finance 2014-2016; VP-Washington Operations 2012-2014
  • Vice-President - C. Republican Committee & Executive Committee: 2015-present
  • C. Urban Platform 2016 – Committee Member
  • Co-Chair - 2012 DC Republican Party Platform Committee
  • League of Republican Women of DC: Board Member 2012-present
  • Lawyers Democracy Fund: Board Member 2015-2021
  • 2012 Romney Presidential Campaign: Virginia War Room – Responsible for SE Virginia Roving Legal Teams/Incident Reports
  • Romney Transition Team – 2012
  • C. Delegation – 2012 Republican Convention-Alternate Delegate
  • Rudy Giuliani Delegate (DC)– 2008
  • 2004 Bush–Cheney Campaign: Steering Committee - W Stands for Women
  • 2004 Bush–Cheney Campaign: 72-hour Legal Task Force - Columbus, Ohio
  • 2000 Bush–Cheney Campaign: Worked in Battle Ground States including as poll watcher on Election Day

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