About Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates

Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers

Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates is a criminal defense law firm providing skilled and aggressive legal representation to adults and minors charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our criminal attorneys are prepared to handle a wide array of cases, including probation violations, juvenile crimes, and criminal charges involving assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug crimes, DUI/DWI, federal crimes, murder and manslaughter, rape and sexual assault, robbery, theft, traffic violations, and white collar crimes such as money laundering.

Though we have earned numerous awards and widespread recognition for our achievements in the field of criminal justice, we prefer to measure our success by the case outcomes we have achieved for our clients – outcomes like reduced penalties, reduced charges, and acquittals in cases involving aggravated assault, drug possession, drunk driving, and felony trespassing. We have also achieved favorable results for clients facing charges as serious as arson, attempted murder, drug delivery, gun possession, repeat DUI, and witness intimidation. In many cases, we have even succeeded in persuading the authorities not to charge our clients with criminal offenses, completely avoiding the stress, expense, and uncertainty of trial.

No matter how challenging a case may be, our aggressive litigators are ready with decades of trial experience in courtrooms across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are prepared to take on the cases that other law firms or criminal defense attorneys turn down, because we are committed to providing the quality representation that every defendant is entitled to receive.

There is nothing easy about being charged with a crime or dealing with the arrest of a family member. We understand the intense pressures that you are under right now, and are here to protect your constitutional rights as we help you understand and navigate the justice system with your loved ones. If you, your son or daughter, or one of your family members needs a criminal lawyer in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, look to Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates for help.

Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates was recently named as one of the top law firms by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA).

Paul H. Young, Senior Partner

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Paul H. Young is the founding partner of Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates.  After starting his legal career at the Social Security Administration, he has been in private practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts for over 30 years.

Paul is a lifelong Pennsylvanian, growing up in Philadelphia and now living in Bucks County with his wife of thirty-four years, daughter and family dog, Marley.  He is a proud alumnus of LaSalle University, where he graduated cum laude and a graduate of Widener School of Law.  Outside of law, he has a passion for sports, particularly football.  He also enjoys classic rock and blues music and is an avid fan of the movies.



Gail N. Marr, Esquire, Partner

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Gail Marr began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bucks County over 20 years ago. After a few years and many trials, she decided that she would prefer to represent those charged with crimes; as opposed to prosecuting those same individuals. She understands that people make mistakes, poor choices, suffer from addictions, as well as other background information, that leads them to find themselves caught up in the criminal justice system. Gail has a reputation of fighting for her clients, by using that background information, as well as legal argument, to get amazing results for those clients and give them a chance to start over again. Gail provides personalized service to her clients, and their families if authorized, so that they understand the process and are able to assist in preparing any possible defense. Every client is given her personal cell phone number so that they can reach her if they have questions or an urgent situation that needs to be addressed.

Gail has handled all types of criminal cases, including Driving under the influence charges, Assault and Sexual Assault charges, Drug and Theft related charges, as well as Homicide, Homicide by Vehicle and Attempted Homicide. While most of the criminal cases brought before the Court end up in some sort of plea arrangement, Gail is willing to go to trial if it is in the client’s best interest, and the various Assistant District Attorney’s know this and it often enables her to get a better plea negotiation because they know she will not back down.

Gail is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident, growing up in Lower Bucks County, and now residing in Upper Bucks County. She also resided in Northampton County for a period of time before returning to her present location. She attended both college and law school at Rutgers University; her undergraduate degree was a BS with a psychology major; and while attending law school she spent one year at the
University of Connecticut and holds a license to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Connecticut!
Gail is the mother of four adult children, and understands what it is like to be a parent concerned for a child that may be in trouble. She is proud of all of her children, as they are all gainfully employed after attending college, in fields of business, sports management, medicine and the military. She also has two beautiful grandsons, with a third on the way. She loves spending time with them, and has a good perspective on a work/life balance. She is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, and often goes to games with her family, both home and away. She is a singer, and is part of a band that performs at events, weddings, and bar/nightclubs. She is a woman of faith and enjoys all types of music especially contemporary Christian artists.

Paul J. Mallis, Partner

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Prosecutor-turned-career criminal defense attorney, this Top 40 Under 40, Rising-Star trial attorney has tried thousands of cases beginning from investigation through trial to verdict.

Having begun his career as a state prosecutor where he prosecuted all types of cases ranging from DUI matters to complex homicide cases, Mr. Mallis gained invaluable insight into how a criminal case is investigated and prosecuted by the government. In 2016, Mr. Mallis entered into private practice where he began to focus on defending clients wrongfully accused of crimes. Having been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer and Rising-Star, Attorney Paul J. Mallis has been featured in all local news channels for high-profile cases. He has represented professionals such as doctors, lawyers, musicians and athletes. Mr. Mallis prides himself in hard work and dedication, and he provides a very special level of service to his clients which includes providing his personal cell phone number. No matter is too small or too big. He fights vigorously for all of his clients alike and he ensures that each client’s matter is treated equally. Mr. Mallis maintains an excellent reputation amongst, not only his clients and fellow colleagues, but also amongst the police departments, prosecutors and judges at both the state and federal court levels.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He then went on to further his education at The Western State Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he focused his education on litigation skills. After having served as a law clerk, Paul saw first-hand how cases were tried in court. He then decided to hone-in on his litigation skills and techniques whereby he participated in both the Moot Court and Mock Trial debate teams. Mr. Mallis also interned for the local county’s Public Defender’s Office where he gained insight into how to try a case. After law school, he interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he continued his litigation practice skills by prosecuting felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials.

Born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area, Paul stays true to his “roots.” He is a true Philadelphia Eagles fan. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and taking his pup (Bodie) on walks near the Schuylkill River trail. Paul also enjoys playing music, he is a saxophone and guitar player, and he plays in local music groups in Philadelphia on the weekends.

Matthew Razzano, Associate

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Matthew Razzano focuses his practice on criminal defense. As a regular part of his practice, he defends people who have been charged with DWI, drug crimes, violent crimes, theft crimes, fraud, and many other types of offenses. Matthew is admitted to practice in the Federal and State Court of New Jersey, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Matthew has been a practicing criminal defense lawyer since his admission to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar in 2002. He began in private practice where he focused on defending people accused of criminal offenses. For more than thirteen years, Matthew has practiced criminal defense at both the state and federal levels. He has represented hundred of citizens charged with crimes across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

It is important to note that when you have been charged with a crime, whether it is a minor offense or a serious offense, your rights, your freedom, and your life are on the line. Matthew has the knowledge, experience, and vision necessary to meaningfully defend your rights, advance your interests, and put you in a position to move forward in a positive direction at the conclusion of your case. Not many attorneys have his level of experience and dedication, which has led to numerous successful case outcomes for his clients. Matthew is well-known and respected by judges, prosecutors, and district attorneys.

Matthew will assist you in defining your personal goals for the outcome of your case and develops a strategy to achieve those objectives. As your attorney he works hard to understand the circumstances that led to the criminal charge. These circumstances tell the story of your experience, rather than a still-frame snapshot of the single worst moment in your life. This allows him to bring the human component back into the equation and return the focus to you as a person. This approach reverses the stigma created by the nature of the charges you face. Matthew’s personalized approach is key to minimizing-if not eliminating-the consequences of the criminal accusation.

Matthew Razzano received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marist College, and his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is married and the proud father of two.

Steven DeMaio, Esquire, Of Counsel

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Stephen J. DeMaio is Of Counsel to Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates for over 20 years.  He has handled thousands of criminal defense matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has been involved in thousands of bankruptcy cases.

In addition to normal business hours, our attorneys are always willing to meet clients by appointment in the evenings or weekends.