As a plaintiff trial attorney, Tom has been at the forefront of some of the Nation's worst environmental disasters, including the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. In addition to representing hundreds of businesses and local governments against British Petroleum, in 2015 Tom was appointed to represent over 200,000 individuals and Gulf Coast Area businesses in an allocation proceeding involving a $1.24 billion settlement with Deepwater Horizon contractor Halliburton and rig owner Transocean.
Tom's latest work includes representing auto dealers and fleet owners against Volkswagen for losses sustained as a result of the company's defective emission control devices. Tom and his team have a comprehensive understanding of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, federal and state unfair trade practices laws and other environmental legislation and regulatory schemes. Tom is also well versed in complex multi-district litigation practice.
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Over the last several years Tom has focused his professional efforts on preventing injury to hard working Americans. He is a leader among a growing group of consumer justice attorneys who are working hard not only to assist families who have suffered through no fault of their own but also to make sure that unnecessary injuries can be avoided.
Christopher Nace Medical Malpractice Attorney
Tom is an exceptional young man! His vision for ways to help others is rare indeed. What he has done with InjuryBoard as a founder is innovative and far reaching. In addition to helping his clients (which he does very well), he has helped so many many others in an unparalleled indirect way. I endorse this lawyer!
Gregory Cusimano Trucking Accident Attorney
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||09/08/2015|
|Owner||The Law Office of Thomas L. Young, P.A.||2000 - Present|
|Co-Founder||Claris Law||2000 - Present|
|Associate||Bricklemyer, Smolker, & Bolves||2000 - 2000|
|Clerk||Hillsborough County Attorney||1999 - 1999|
|Clerk||Macfarlane Ferguson McMullen||1998 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||State Delegate||2011 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Board of Governors||2011 - Present|
|Civil Justice Foundation||President||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2000 - Present|
|Trial (American Association for Justice)||Doing Well by Doing Good||2009|
|Southern Trial Lawyers Association Just Law||The Google Game||2009|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Florida||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|American Association for Justice Annual Convention||Professional Conduct of Legal Blogging||2014|
|Mardi Gras CLE||Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In!||2013|
|20th Annual Admiralty Symposium||BP Litigation Status: Lessons Learned||2013|
|AAJ Annual Convention||Effective Client Communication||2012|
|MTMP||Internet Marketing for Lawyers: Why relationships, not hits, leads and conversions are the future of the Web||2009|
|FJA Vail Winter CLE||Internet Marketing for Lawyers & Why Relationships Matter||2009|
|AAJ Jazz Fest Seminar: Litigating Auto Collision Cases||Educating the Public About Auto Safety||2009|
|2009 Beasley Allen Retreat||Word of Mouth Marketing & The Web||2009|
|AAJ 2008 Annual Convention||Law Students & The Trial Bar||2008|
|2008 InjuryBoard Member Conference||Torts and The Internet||2008|