OFFICE: (217) 544-8500

FAX: (217) 544-6200

1300 S 8th St, Springfield, IL 62703, USA

©2019 by LaBarre Young & Behnke Law Firm

Firm Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of both our staff and clients is of upmost importance to us. During this time of health crisis we are implementing limited staff in the office and encouraging working at home. 

Our building is closed for appointments but our attorneys are available for phone consults as much as possible as well as being available via email. If you have any questions on how this situation will effect your case, please give us a call. 

Courthouses are mainly closed at this time except for emergency situations, so you might experience a delay in your case. Please be patient as we all try to navigate how best to serve our clients as well as the general health and welfare of those around us. 

Over 100 years of combined experience.

Proudly serving Central Illinois including

Sangamon, Christian, Morgan, Logan, Menard, Macon, Macoupin, and Montgomery Counties 

 Young Law Partners, P.C., formerly known as LaBarre, Young & Behnke, is a caring and knowledgeable law firm with over 100 years of combined experience. Our goal is to do more than respond to our clients needs, but to anticipate them and be prepared.


At Young Law, we are committed to understanding the goals of our clients and working to reach each one quickly and efficiently. Both Veteran & women owned business, LGBT friendly, we embrace the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, and can be trusted to guide some of your most important decisions.


Let our team help you, contact us today for a free consultation.


At Young Law Partners, we consider ourselves a "boutique practice." If you have an issue requiring legal services, we have a way to help you. Between the attorneys here, we have practiced in almost every type of law.

Our primary practice areas are:

  • Adoption

  • Business Law

  • Civil Contract

  • Disability

  • DUIs 

  • Elder Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Family Law

  • Medicaid/Medicare

  • Personal Injury

  • Probate

  • Real Estate Law

  • Social Security

  • Trusts

  • Wills

Illinois Duane Young.PNG

Hours:      Monday through Friday

                     9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1300 South 8th St, Springfield, IL 62703

Tel. (217) 544-8500

Fax. (217) 544-6200

24 hour email:

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Power of Attorney

Duane D. Young  

46 years in the private practice of law, mostly in civil law, corporate and business law. Practice includes Wills, Trusts, Estates, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid planning and eligibility, Elder Law issues and related personal needs care.   


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,  BS and Juris Doctor.

Stephen Iden

20 years in practice: Elder Law issues, Medicaid, Probate & Nursing home evictions.  Experience in Family law, Divorces, Grandparents Rights, Guardian ad Litem and Guardianship for adults and minors.  


Indiana University BA,  Northern Illinois University Juris Doctor and a Masters in Library Science.

Marilynn J. Dye 

20 years experience, DUIs, Civil Law, Corporate, Estate Planning, Property Line disputes, Deeds, Wills & Trusts, Power of Attorneys, Intellectual Property, Emancipation of Minors, Family Law, including LGBT pre-nuptuals and divorces, and General Practice.


  Northwestern Un. BS, John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor & LL.M. Int'l Business.

Cara Pratt-Fleming

10 years of experience in Family, Litigation and Mediation.  A proven track record of success for Child Custody and modifications, Dissolution, Child Support modification, Father's rights, and more. 


Magna Cum Laude undergraduate from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL and Saint Louis School of Law, St. Louis, Mo.

Also part of our team is a group of outstanding support staff:

Jessica Langdon, Paralegal

Rachel E. Young, Legal Assistant

Ellen Cook, Disability Case Manager

Bob Silverman, Disabilty Case Manager

Laura VanProyen, Accountant