Bob Young receives Gwyneth B. Davis Award for outstanding community service

by Mandy Hicks

Bob Young
Bob Young

Bob Young, managing partner of ELPO, recently received the prestigious Gwyneth B. Davis Award from the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association at the organization’s annual Law Day celebration.

The award is presented annually to someone who is dedicated to the principles of community spirit, including a commitment to causes which enhance justice and civil rights and has contributed to outstanding service to the Bowling Green area. Bob has long been involved in community causes, and most recently, helped organize and support the Legal Diversity Pipeline Project to attract a larger diversity of students to the fields of law and law enforcement.

Bob said he was humbled by the award. “Being deeply involved in the community is simply part of who I am,” Bob says. “I never considered that anything I was doing was extraordinary or unusual. I’ve long served in board positions and in other volunteer efforts, and really wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s the very best way to meet people and truly embrace being part of something larger than yourself. The award is a great honor and I’m incredibly grateful for it.”

Bob has served on the boards of The Salvation Army of Bowling Green, United Way of Southern Kentucky, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, and the Western Kentucky University Foundation. He has also held many positions in the field of law, including serving as Chair of Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association from 2014 to 2015. He has also served on the ABA Law Practice Division Council and ABA Legal Career Central Board and the ABA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Bob practices in personal injury law.