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Andrew Ralph Young

Andrew Ralph Young

Practice areas:

Trucking Accident, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Defective and Dangerous Products, Brain Injury

About Me

Andrew R. Young concentrates his practice primarily in truck, commercial vehicle and car collision litigation that results in wrongful death and personal injury.  Not only being licenced as an Attorney, Mr. Young possesses a Class A, Commercial Drivers License, and is an owner of a semi-tractor.  Mr. Young's experience provides his clients with a unique inside perspective into trucking related safety regulations, driver qualifications, and maintenance issues.  He also handles mass tort litigation for product liability medical device cases.  Mr. Young has served a number of years as a Trustee of the Ohio Association for Justice and in 2011 received the Ester S. Weissman Optimist Award and was a Distinguished Service Award recipient in 2003.  Mr. Young has served a number of years as a Director of the Board of Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and also as Chairmain of the Negligence Section of the Lorain County Bar Association.  Obtaining combined trial verdicts totaling more than $4.6 Million, and Settlements far beyond that figure, Mr. Young's trial experience has been recognized by his peers through an invitation and election into the membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  He has further been recognized by a Supreme Court Justice with a nomination and appointment to the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Legal Education Opportunity.  He was also appointed by a Federal Judge to serve on the Magistrate Selection Committee for the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.  He has received numerous additional judicial appointments to serve as a Delegate to the Conference of the Eighth Judicial District.  Mr. Young has also been elected as a Council-at-Large in his home town and has been appointed to and served on a variety of city related boards and committees.  Mr. Young is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Washington, D.C.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Trucking Accident: 50%
    15 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    15 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    15 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    15 years
  5. Brain Injury: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (30-45%)

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Contact Info

Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.

1370 Ontario Street
Suite 100
Cleveland, OH, 44113

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200005/24/2015
OHActive199908/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ohio Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2013
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2012
Esther S. Weissman Optimist AwardOhio Association for Justice2011
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2011
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2010
Ohio Super LawyerLaw & Politics Media2009
LCYD of the Year AwardLorain County2009
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2007
Rising StarsOhio Super Lawyers2006
Honorary MemberNorth Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce2005
Honorary MemberNorth Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce2004
Distinguished Service AwardOhio Academy of Trial Attorneys2003
The Order of BarristersCase Western Reserve, University School of Law1999
Mike Hughes AwardCase Western Reserve, University School of Law1999
Phi Eta SigmaOhio Wesleyan University1995
Mortar BoardOhio Wesleyan University1994
Phi Alpha ThetaOhio Wesleyan University1994
Omicron Delta KappaOhio Wesleyan University1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy2000 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio Association for JusticeTrucking Litigation Section Chairperson2012 - Present
Lorain County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2012 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2011 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Master Plan Committee, City of North RidgevilleCo-Chairman2008 - 2009
Charter Review Committee, City of North RidgevilleMember2006 - 2006
Lorain County Bar AssociationMember (Chair of Negligence Section 2007 to Present)2005 - Present
City Council, City of North RidgevilleElected Council-at-Large2004 - 2005
Utilities Committee, City Council, City of North RidgevilleChair2004 - 2005
Flood and Drainage Board, City of North RidgevilleMember2004 - 2009
Buildings and Lands Committee, City Council, City of North RidgevilleMember2004 - 2005
Administrative Committee, City Council, City of North RidgevilleMember2004 - 2005
Tax Abatement Review Board, City of North RidgevilleMember2004 - 2005
Magistrate Selection Committee, Northern District of OhioMember (Appointed by U.S. District Judge James Carr)2003 - 2003
Supreme Court Commission on Legal Education OpportunityMember (Nominated by Justice Alice Robie Resnick)2003 - 2009
Board of Zoning Appeals, City of North RidgevilleMember2002 - 2002
Planning Commission, City of North RidgevilleMember2002 - 2003
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMember (Board of Directors, 2007-2011)2000 - 2011
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember (Trustee 2002-2004; Trustee 2010-Present2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Verdict Against State Farm InsuredJury Verdict of $387,557
Trial Verdict: Three Defendants, Two Car Accidents, One PlaintiffCombined Verdict of $119,200
Wrongful Death Verdict Over $2,000,000.00Jury Awarded $2,287,000

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Legal Times (LCBA)Victims Of Truck Crashes Need An Experienced Truck Lawyer2011
U.S. Health Policy Groups: Institutional ProfilesIntergovernmental Health Policy Project1995

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve UniversityN/ALaw1999
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityN/ABachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WERE AM 1490Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks; Ohio Transportation Budget Bill, and Issues with the 70 mph Speed Limit Increase2013
Annual Convention“Nighttime Trucking Collisions - The New Fatigued Driving (Hours-of-Service) Requirements and More”2013
American Association for JusticePrimer on the Trucking/Brokerage Industry2013
All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar“Technology Tips to Help You with Your Truck Accident Case”2013
WERE AM 1490New Safety Regulatory Changes for the Trucking Industry2012
Ohio Association for JusticeTruck Accidents Caused By Regulatory Safety Violations, Trucking Litigation—How To Win Your Next Interstate Trucking Accident Case2012
Annual Convention“How To Win Your Next Interstate Trucking Accident Case”2012
All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar“Advocating for Highway Safety - Truck Accident Litigation”2012
Trucking NegligenceMechanics of a Semi-Truck: Regulatory Overview of Safe Equipment2011
Proof Is In The PuddingBad Facts Good Verdicts2011
Negligence Law Update: A Little Bit of EverythingMDL: DePuy Hip Recall and Drugs That Injure2010
State of the Art Trial TechniquesJury Questionnaires and Jury Selection2009
Building Your Management ToolkitLaw Practice Management2008
Auto Insurance Law BasicsEthical Considerations For The Plaintiff's Attorney2008
Maximizing Damages: Planes, Trains & AutomobilesPreparation of the Plaintiff2007