Kurt is one of the first Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialists in Ohio Workers' Compensation Law. He has been named a 2015 Ohio Super Lawyer, having been previously been named in 2005. 2006 and 2007, Law as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star (recognizing him as one of the Top 3% of Ohio's attorneys in the area of Ohio Workers' Compensation Law under the age of 40 or withless than 10 years in the practice of law).
He has argued over 9,000 hearings before all levels of the Industrial Commission of Ohio and has litigated cases before various Courts of Common Pleas and District Courts of Appeals throughout Ohio and has over a dozen published Court of Appeals and Ohio Supreme Court decisions. Kurt has been an adjunct instructor of Administrative Law (Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation) at Stautzenberger College in Toledo and his firm still serves as an externship site for this program. He also regularly presents to the Legal Assisting Program at the University of Toledo as well.
He is the past Chair of the Toledo Bar Asscoiation's Workers' Compensation Committee, past President of the Northwest Ohio Claimant's Attorneys, Past Chair of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, now known as Ohio Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Executive Committee, Past Ohio Captain of the Work Injury Law & Advocacy Group (national workers' compensation attorneys organization) and a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee. He also serves on the Ohio Association for Justice Board.
Kurt has presented seminar topics to the Toledo Bar Association Yearly Workers' Compensation Seminar, Akron Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Committee and Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Fall and Summer Seminars, serving as co-moderator for all 2005-2007 workers' compensation seminars.
Kurt is also a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
(where is the former Justice of the John Hay and Cleveland Alumni
Chapters and former District XIV District Justice)), Phi Kappa Psi
(social fraternity), and Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership
He is a member of the Lucas County Democratic Party Executive Committee and serves as the chair of it's Policy and Bylaws Committee. He is also a precinct committeeman in Toledo and serves as Ward Chair of Ward 10. He is a past member of the Wood County Democratic Party's Executive Committee, a past member of the Central Committee of the Cuyahoga and Summit County Democratic Parties. Kurt was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Committee. He was awarded a Shoemaker Fellowship in Democratic Leadership by the Ohio Democratic Leadership Institute in 2013.
His undergraduate degree is in Political Science from the University of Akron. The Ray C. Bliss Institute at the University of Akron awarded him a certificate in Applied Politics (campaign and interest group management) in 1991 and he was the first Democrat awarded that certification. He was the endorsed Democratic Candidate for the Fourth District Ohio House Race in 1998. He has served as all levels of campaign staff from volunteer to campaign manager. In 2012, Kurt served as Deputy Campaign Manager and General Counsel to the Zimmann for Congress Campaign. He also has served as a consultant to several issue and candidate campaigns.
Licensed since 1993
Hourly ($200-300/hour), Contingent (25-40%)
As a young attorney, I looked to more experienced lawyers for guidance on how to practice law. At each turn, Kurt was there was answer questions and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I referred all of my worker's compensation matters to Kurt due to his expertise and "bedside manner" with our clients. I would highly recommend Kurt Young.
Matthew Fech Workers Compensation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer! Kurt Young is dedicated, knowledgeable and he goes above and beyond for the benefit of his clients. I've known Kurt for over 15 years and I consider him one of the "good guys."
Adrienne Hines Workers Compensation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Ohio Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2015|
|Shoemaker Fellowship||Ohio Democratic Leadrship Institute||2013|
|Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star||Ohio Super Lawyers||2007|
|20 Under 40 Finalist||20 Under 40 Toledo||2007|
|Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star||Ohio Super Lawyers||2005|
|Friend of the Community||GLU Toledo||2005|
|Patrick Henry Award||Leadership Toledo||2003|
|Deputy Campaign Manager & General Counsel||Zimmann for Congress||2011 - 2013|
|Managing Shareholder||Law Offices of Kurt M. Young, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Associate||Spitler & Williams-Young Co Lpa||2002 - 2003|
|Shareholder||McCrory & Associates Co, L.P.A.||1995 - 2002|
|Associate||Wincek & DeRosa||1992 - 1995|
|Law Clerk||Weaver, Kolick, Georgiadis & Ernewein||1991 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Board of Trustees||2014 - Present|
|Toledo Bar Association||Workers' Compensation Committee Chair||2010 - 2012|
|Toledo Bar Association||Workers' Compensation Committee Secretary||2008 - 2010|
|Workers Injury Law & Advocacy group||Former Ohio Captain||2006 - 2008|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Former Workers Compensation Section Chair||2006 - 2007|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Executive Committee||2005 - 2006|
|Northwest Ohio Claimants' Attorneys||Former President||2005 - 2009|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Workers' Compensation Committee Member||1998 - Present|
|Toledo Bar Association||Workers' Compensation Committee Member||1996 - Present|
|State of Ohio ex rel. Johns Manville v. Harold Housman||Writ of Mandamus Denied|
|State ex rel. Repasz v. Indus. Comm.||Writ of Mandamus Granted|
|State ex rel. Interstate Brands v. Limon||Writ of Mandamus Denied|
|Case Western Reserve University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Akron||Campaign & Interest Group Management||Applied Politics||1991|
|University of Akron||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Workers' Compensatin Seminar||Full and Final Settlement Update||2012|
|Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar||Full and Final Settlement Update||2012|
|Akron Bar Association Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar||Vocational Rehabiliation||2011|
|Toledo Bar Association Social Security Annual Seminar||Understanding Workers' Compensation for Social Security Practitioners||2010|
|Toledo Bar Assoc. Annual WC Seminar||Full and Final Settlement||2007|
|Fall Workers Compensation Seminar 2006||Full and Final Settlement||2006|
|Advanced Workers Compensation Seminar 2005||Treatment Issues - Getting The Client The Treatment They Deserve||2005|
|Tri-States Labor Action Association Meeting||Understanding Workers Compensation Law||2002|
|Toledo Bar Assoc. Annual WC Seminar||Mandamus 101 and Case Law Update||2002|