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Thomas Lowe Young

Litigation Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Tom Young, Thomas L. Young

  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 1 year
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 7 years
    Florida - FL 24 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State AZ
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

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Practice area
  1. Litigation
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    I only represent plaintiffs, not defendants, and I never represent insurance companies.

    24 years, 1,500 cases

Our firm represents only plaintiffs, not defendants. We never represent insurance companies. We work exclusively on a contingent basis, meaning we are only paid if we successfully recover for our clients.

Our practice is currently focussed on assisting those suffering injuries caused by defective hernia mesh products; farmers, groundskeepers, landscapers, gardeners, pesticide applicators and others who allege they developed Non-Hodgkin lymphoma after frequent use of the weedkiller Roundup; and victims of sexual abuse. We also represent plaintiffs in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, aviation and maritime accidents, wrongful death, and other personal injury cases. We operate throughout the country, as we have long-established co-counsel relationships with leading firms located in nearly every state.

As a plaintiff trial attorney, Tom Young has been at the forefront of some of the Nation's worst disasters, including assisting those affected by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill. There he successfully represented several Gulf Coast Area chambers of commerce opposing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and British Petroleum's Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to his work at the Supreme Court, Tom represented hundreds of individuals, businesses and governmental entities against BP, and he has been successful in recovering tens of millions of dollars for these clients, both through the Court Supervised Settlement Program and in MDL-2179.

In late 2015 Tom was appointed by a federal magistrate judge to represent over 200,000 plaintiffs in an allocation proceeding involving a $1.24 billion settlement with Deepwater Horizon contractor Halliburton and rig owner Transocean. There he secured over $300 million for class clients.

More recently Tom was retained by Hillsborough County, Florida to pursue losses associated with Volkswagen's fraudulent emissions cover-up scheme. He also represents Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, the City of Miami, the City of Tucson and several other large cities and counties across the country seeking to recover damages from opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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. As a result of this experience, Tom is well versed in complex, plaintiff-focused multi-district litigation practice.

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Location

Young & Partners, LLP
1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
Saddle Rock Legal Group
7301 N. 16th Street
Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ, 85020
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Reviews

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Posted by Jonathan | July 16, 2019
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Associate General Counsel
Very happy with his representation. Demonstrated a superior level of knowledge and expertise in a very complex and specialized proceeding.
Posted by Ron | June 27, 2017
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Claim for Business Damages
Tom and his team have a calm, patient manner and was a great help to me dealing with the frustration that comes with a legal claim. His knowledge of the process and his remarkable problem-solving abilities are rare indeed. My calls or questions were answered eagerly and quickly and I was updated at every turn of events.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
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satisfied client
Tom and his team represented us on a BP Horizon claim. They worked diligently on our behalf to a successful conclusion.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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Deepwater Claim Handling
We chose Tom Young to handle our Deepwater claim for losses caused by the spill. Tom's firm made the filing and subsequent requirements easy to understand and respond. He did not give up when we were offered -0- for our losses. He worked with us to develop proper and factual responses to requests for information. In the end, we received full settlement of our claim. We believe this was due in very large part, to the diligence of Tom and his exceptional staff who kept us advised and guided us every step of the way.
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Posted by Andrew | May 8, 2017
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BP Claim
Our Claim was handled with the utmost professionalism. This law firm stayed on it and was relentless on making sure all information was correct. All the advise given was verified and checked. I would highly recommend Tom Young it was a pleasure and a great experience.
Posted by Iain | January 30, 2017
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Happy
They stayed with this settlement even thou it took years
Posted by David | January 17, 2017
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Honest & competent
Our business had a great experience with Tom's firm. He and his team successfully filed a BP Oil claim for our business. His team was always available to speak with us throughout the process, provided excellent advice and counsel and we would not hesitate to engage his services again. Highly recommended.
Posted by Kathy | January 16, 2017
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BP Settlement
The law firm kept me in the loop in language that I could understand. The end process was all done online and via mail - could not have been easier.
Posted by Scott | January 16, 2017
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Great Service and Goal Accomplished
During the process leading to and through our BP loss claim, Tom Young and his staff kept me well informed and worked on our behalf to get the claim settled in the most efficient way possible. Personal service and professionalism was outstanding. Scott C
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
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Well versed in the BP claims process
We had two BP claims settled with Tom Young. The firm know the process well and was knowledgeable in navigating the claims process. It took a while to come to conclusion, but that is simply the process of our legal system. Good communication.
Posted by Everett | January 16, 2017
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BP Oil Spill Claim
Tom's office did an excellent job in representing our firm in the BP Oil Spill claim. They keep us informed and gave clear direction on the paperwork required to be filed. I would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Rick | August 20, 2016
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Litigation
Tom and his team were diligent and persistent in representing me and my business. They were always available and kept me thoroughly informed. And they succeeded in obtaining a significant judgment in my favor.
Posted by Bret | August 19, 2016
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Excellent work
Tom and his team handled our case with expertise and got the desired result. Appreciate all the hard work as this went on for a long time but in the end they did exactly what they said would and delivered!
Posted by David | July 21, 2016
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Responsive Legal Team
Tom and his team are very responsive and ensured that we we received prompt attention. Additionally, they provided thorough work, and continual updates.
Posted by Haynes | January 22, 2016
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BP Claim
My claim was handled professionally and I was well informed throughout the entire process. I was pleased at the results. I would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Bill | December 9, 2015
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Excellent assistance and communication
From my initial contact up until the satisfactory resolution of my claim, I was well guided in providing the right information, always able to communicate with his staff and was kept advised. I was also impressed with his "Bull Dog" approach in my and other clients behalf. I have recommended his practice to other business associates, and will continue to recommend.
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Posted by Rob | January 19, 2015
Tom did a great job on our BP claim!
Tom and his staff were very helpful in explaining the claims process - i.e. who qualifies, what is expected of the claimant, the different stages of the process, etc. He always kept us well informed and kept our claim moving forward. He thoroughly explained our options as the case progressed and gave us his opinion but always left it up to us to decide which course of action to pursue. We were very pleased with the results.
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Posted by John | October 31, 2014
BP claim
I hired Tom Young to represent me in the BP Claims process and was kept informed throughout the entire process and was extremely pleased with the results.
Posted by Jon | September 15, 2013
Top BP Claims Attorney
Tom helped our firm file our BP claim and obtain our claim. He kept us updated regularly, not only with our claim but also with all BP issues and the current appeal. Tom is no-nonsense and direct. He handles the case with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend Tom.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2013
Great team fighting BP
Mr Young and his team kept me informed throughout the ardous process and that was invaluable in dealing with the bureacratic morass that my claim encountered. They were also very protective of my position and their advise was right on. Strongly advise claimants to seek their expertise if they want their claim to have a positive result.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Saddle Rock Legal Group
  • 2023 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Young & Partners, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Thomas L. Young, P.A.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bricklemyer, Smolker, & Bolves
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Clerk
  • Hillsborough County Attorney
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Clerk
  • Macfarlane Ferguson McMullen
  • 1998 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lee Bull et al. v. Audi, AG et al.
  • Pending
  • Environmental Protection Commission Of Hillsborough County, Florida v. Volkswagen AG et al.
  • Pending
  • In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf Of Mexico, on April 20, 2010
  • Successfully secured over $337 million for class members.
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Delegate
  • 2011 - Present
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Injury Board
  • Co-Founder
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Trial (American Association for Justice)
  • Doing Well by Doing Good
  • 2009
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association Just Law
  • The Google Game
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (22)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Other
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Other
"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!"
Oil and gas Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a great attorney. He cares about the community and his clients. He strives to maintain professionalism in our profession."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer; very cordial and easy to talk to."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work for any personal injury case in Florida. He has a great reputation for getting the best results."
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