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For most of his 24-year career, Bob Young has practiced extensively in the area of medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Because of his work in the field, he has at his disposal a growing database of top-notch national medical experts, often who are uniquely qualified to consult with the firm and sometimes provide expert testimony in a case. Bob also has handled other personal injury cases, including representing individuals who have been injured due to negligence or malpractice. Among the cases he’s handled was the firm’s complicated class-action lawsuits against pharmaceutical giant Merck for damages due to its drug Vioxx. He has also worked on cases against the makers of Avandia, Stryker hip replacement system and the ASR Hip Replacement system. In August 2014, he became  Chair of the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. Bob is also a member of the American, Kentucky and Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Associations, American Association for Justice, and Kentucky Justice Association. He is licensed to practice in Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as federal courts.


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Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles E. English

    Bob's work in personal injury law and in the field of law in general have helped raise our firm's profile. He is a very competent attorney and we appreciate his efforts to represent the firm, and Kentucky, on a national stage. I am happy to recommend Bob.


    Charles English Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Frederick Nathan Thomas Vinson

    Bob has become nationally known in the field of law but hasn't lost sight of the important work that he does here at the firm for his clients. He works very diligently to help them as much as he possibly can. Recommended.


    Frederick Vinson Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

English Lucas Priest & Owsley LLP

1101 College Street
Bowling Green, KY, 42102-0770


KYAuthorized to practice law199008/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in KentuckyThe National Trial Lawyers2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEnglish, Lucas, Priest & Owsley1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kentucky Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bowling Green/Warren County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Kentucky Justice AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Strategy and Planning CommitteeChairN/A
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionChair2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bond et. al vs. DepuySettled
Reiser et. al vs. MerckSettled
Dunnagan vs. BranstetterJury verdict of $847,013
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Law Practice MagazineImagineering the Future of the Law2015
ABA Law Practice MagazineStarting out as a Small Firm Owner2015
ABA Law Practice MagazineMoving Ahead By Getting Involved2015
ABA Law Practice MagazineStanding Out From the Competition2015
Leaders in Legal BusinessChapter on Bar and Legal Associations2015
ABA Law Practice MagazineLawyers Must Keep Up With Technology2014
Harris PublishingKentucky Law of Torts1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Western Kentucky UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UK/CLE Consumer Bankruptcy Law ConferenceTechnology for Lawyers2016
Managing Partner ForumThe Law Practice of the Future2016
Managing Partners ForumLaw Firm Strategic Planning2015
LawyeristBeing a plaintiff's lawyer in a defense firm2015
Amercian Bar Association Annual MeetingImplicit Bias and Personal Branding2012