Clarke Logan Young Law Office was established in Juneau, Alaska in 1983 with a practice limited to land use law (zoning and planning), real estate law, property and easement law, foreclosure defense law, municipal law, natural resource law, landlord/tenant law, commercial and residential leases, real estate development, and other related areas of law. The practice thrived, so much so that in 1986 Mr. Young ran for elective office and won a seat on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, where he served honorably through 1989.
In 1993, Mr. Young separated from his wife and after a brief but devastating experience with a local family law attorney, Mr. Young began representing himself in his divorce. In June 1995, to create the "substantial change in circumstances" required by law to trigger a modification of custody, Mr. Young left Alaska, where he had resided since 1980, and moved back to Los Angeles, California. Fourteen months later, in August 1996, with Vincent Vitale as lead counsel, after a five day custody trial, the Alaska Superior Court granted Mr. Young sole legal and primary physical custody of his then six year old daughter and three year old son. Two weeks later, Mr. Young's children moved with him to Los Angeles where they still reside today.