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Andrew Ralph Young

Trucking accident Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Andy Young

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 24 years
    Ohio - OH 24 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Trucking accident
    50%
    Possessing a Class A, Commercial Drivers License, and as an owner of a semi-tractor, Mr. Young's industry experience provides his injury clients with a unique inside perspective to trucking related safety regulations and maintenance issues. Mr. Young's trial experience fighting negligent trucking companies on behalf of both negligent-free injured truck drivers and everyday injured motorists combined with his trucking industry experience sets him apart from the ordinary personal injury lawyer.

    24 years

  2. Wrongful death
    20%

    24 years

  3. Brain injury
    10%

    24 years

  4. Car accident
    10%

    24 years

  5. Personal injury
    10%

    24 years

LAWYER AT LEIZERMAN & YOUNG LLP, FOCUSING ON TRUCKING CASES.

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.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Leizerman & Young LLP

Reviews

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Posted by Abraham | December 31, 2011
Excellent Lawyer
I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which I was hit by a driver with questionable insurance coverage. Andrew handled our case with the utmost professionalism. He was ethical, friendly, gave clear explanations, and got things done quickly. He was easy to contact and I was very pleased with the level of communication he maintained.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2014
Intelligent Attorney
Couldn't be happier of getting the chance to know this man. I have been extremly comfortable from the minute I selected him to handle my personal injury case. You not only get him, but a wonderful team at Nurenberg-Paris that knows what it takes to handle your case. Andy has an extreme passion for helping people and has a desire of making our roads a safier place to travel. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case, knowing that my future and family is protected beyond my expectations. He became a friend and could be your friend as well.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Leizerman & Young LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Young & McCarthy LLP
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Attorney Volunteer
  • Washington, D.C. Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Victim Injured in Hazardous Parking Case
  • $105,000 Settlement
  • $550,000.00 Underinsured Motorist Settlement for Truck Driver
  • Combined Settlement $650,000.00
  • Settlement of $100,000 Received by Auto Accident
  • $100,000 Settlement
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Associations

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Board of Regents
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, Membership Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, Education Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association, Social Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Trustee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio Academy for Justice, Legislative Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, Publications Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, Underride Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Trucking Safety Section
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Master Plan Committee, City of North Ridgeville
  • Co-Chairman
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Lorain County Bar Association, Negligence Section
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Charter Review Committee, City of North Ridgeville
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Administrative Committee, City Council, City of North Ridgeville
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Tax Abatement Review Board, City of North Ridgeville
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Buildings and Lands Committee, City Council, City of North Ridgeville
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Utilities Committee, City Council, City of North Ridgeville
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2005
  • City Council, City of North Ridgeville
  • Elected Council-at-Large
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Flood and Drainage Board, City of North Ridgeville
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Magistrate Selection Committee, Northern District of Ohio
  • Member (Appointed by U.S. District Judge James Carr)
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Supreme Court Commission on Legal Education Opportunity
  • Member (Nominated by Justice Alice Robie Resnick)
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Trustee
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Board of Zoning Appeals, City of North Ridgeville
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Planning Commission, City of North Ridgeville
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Ohio Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • Chair
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Above and Beyond Award
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group
  • 2016
  • Member of the Year
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Esther S. Weissman Optimist Award
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • LCYD of the Year Award
  • Lorain County
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Stars
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Stars
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Honorary Member
  • North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005
  • Honorary Member
  • North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2003
  • Mike Hughes Award
  • Case Western Reserve, University School of Law
  • 1999
  • The Order of Barristers
  • Case Western Reserve, University School of Law
  • 1999
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1995
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1994
  • Mortar Board
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1994
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1993
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Publications

  • AAJ Trucking Lititgation Group Journal of Trucking Litigation
  • Stopping Fatal Rear-end Truck Crashes with Automatic Emergency Braking Technology
  • 2017
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys News
  • Broken Glass and Shattered Lives – A Mother’s Journey Through Grief Brings Hope for Preventing Underride Truck Crashes
  • 2016
  • AAJ Trucking Lititgation Group Journal of Trucking Litigation
  • Piercing the Passenger Compartment - Voluntary Efforts to Stop the Horrors of Underride Truck Crashes
  • 2016
  • Ohio Association for Justice Newsletter
  • Automatic Emergency Braking – Preventing Truck Crashes with Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation Technology
  • 2016
  • AAJ Trucking Lititgation Group Journal of Trucking Litigation
  • Truck Underride Nets 42.4 Million Dollar Verdict For Two TBI Victims
  • 2014
  • AAJ Trucking Lititgation Group Journal of Trucking Litigation
  • Hard Braking – The Choice To Reduce Crash Severity
  • 2014
  • Ohio Association for Justice Newsletter
  • Do You Know The Seven (7) trucking “BASICS
  • 2014
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys News
  • Exposing Patterns of Unsafe Behavior In Your Trucking Cases
  • 2012
  • Legal Times (LCBA)
  • Victims Of Truck Crashes Need An Experienced Truck Lawyer
  • 2011
  • U.S. Health Policy Groups: Institutional Profiles
  • Intergovernmental Health Policy Project
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • TAJ 2016 Trucking Seminar
  • What the Truck Did Wrong – Left Turn, U-Turn, Intersection & Pull-out Collisions
  • 2016
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Seeing the Road from the Truck Driver’s Perspective
  • 2016
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Truck Safety Technology - The Choice to Prevent Truck Crashes
  • 2016
  • Defeating Common Defenses
  • When the Defense Blames a Sudden Medical Emergency
  • 2016
  • Annual Symposium
  • How a Trucking Load is Assigned and the Paper Trail
  • 2016
  • Annual Symposium
  • How a Trucking Load is Assigned and the Paper Trail
  • 2016
  • Annual Symposium
  • Understanding the Driver Perspective and How It Affects Theories of Liability
  • 2016
  • All-Day Trucking Seminar
  • Framing the Story at Trial for a Truck Underride Crash
  • 2016
  • Accident Reconstruction Seminar
  • Preventing and Analyzing Commercial Vehicle Crashes: Vehicle Technology
  • 2016
  • Trucking University
  • Side Underride – Protecting The Public Litigation Tactics
  • 2015
  • Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • Investigating the Defendant Truck Company
  • 2015
  • Spotlight on the Driver Seminar
  • Day in the Life of a Truck Driver
  • 2015
  • Promoting Safety on the Road Through Litigation
  • Underride Truck Crashes – Worse Than Hitting a Brick Wall
  • 2015
  • Negligence Law Seminar
  • Trial Tactics for a Truck Collision Case
  • 2015
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases
  • Viewing the Road From the Truck Drivers Perspective
  • 2015
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases
  • Anatomy of a Successful Lane Change Case
  • 2015
  • Learning from the Legends From Coast to Coast
  • Opening Statement in a Trucking Case
  • 2015
  • Institute for Retirement Learning
  • Hot Coffee - Tort Changes in Ohio
  • 2015
  • Hell on the Highways
  • Understanding the Truck / CMV Driver’s Perspective
  • 2015
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Live Inspection of a Freightliner Cascadia 125 - Vehicle Inspection
  • 2015
  • Big Truck Cases - Learn from Trucking Stars Seminar
  • Understanding the Trucking Cycle
  • 2015
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group
  • Underride Truck Crashes – Strategic Priorities for Regulatory change & Litigation Support
  • 2015
  • All-Day Trucking Seminar
  • Truck Crashes Due to Improper Lane Change & Following Distance
  • 2015
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Judges & Lawyers on Judging
  • 2014
  • How To Win Trucking Cases - Advanced Course
  • Understanding The Transportation Cycle: How Trucking Companies Work & The Dispatch Paper Trail
  • 2014
  • How To Win Trucking Cases - Advanced Course
  • The Professional Truck Drive: Trip Planning, Right Turns, Lane Changes, Parking & Backing Up
  • 2014
  • Deposing the Safety Director Seminar
  • Route Selection Cases: Approaches, Tools & Techniques For Discovery & Ultimately Deposing The Safety Director
  • 2014
  • Annual Convention,
  • Dismantling Typical Defenses In The Truck Accident Injury Case
  • 2014
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group
  • Hard Braking – The Choice To Reduce Stopping Distance
  • 2014
  • All-Day Seminar: Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Back To The B.A.S.I.C.s
  • How Trucking Companies Work / Dispatch & Brokerage Basics
  • 2014
  • Winter Convention, New Lawyers Division
  • Credentialing Your Case
  • 2013
  • WERE AM 1490
  • Sharing the Road with Semi-Trucks; Ohio Transportation Budget Bill, and Issues with the 70 mph Speed Limit Increase
  • 2013
  • Negligence Law Update
  • Shielding The Injury Victim
  • 2013
  • Luncheon Seminar Series
  • Overcoming The Odds: Tips For Winning A Plaintiff’s Verdict In Medical Malpractice And Nursing Home Cases
  • 2013
  • Annual Convention
  • Detailing The Trucking Collision Case – Critical Knowledge For Attorneys Handling Trucking Cases
  • 2013
  • Annual Convention
  • “Nighttime Trucking Collisions - The New Fatigued Driving (Hours-of-Service) Requirements and More”
  • 2013
  • American Association for Justice
  • Primer on the Trucking/Brokerage Industry
  • 2013
  • All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • Trending Technologies For Handling Truck Accident Cases
  • 2013
  • All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • “Technology Tips to Help You with Your Truck Accident Case”
  • 2013
  • WERE AM 1490
  • New Safety Regulatory Changes for the Trucking Industry
  • 2012
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Truck Accidents Caused By Regulatory Safety Violations, Trucking Litigation—How To Win Your Next Interstate Trucking Accident Case
  • 2012
  • Negligence Seminar
  • Hot Coffee And The Future Of Tort Reform
  • 2012
  • Annual Convention
  • “How To Win Your Next Interstate Trucking Accident Case”
  • 2012
  • All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • The Cost of a Truck Accident – Profit vs. Safety
  • 2012
  • All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • “Advocating for Highway Safety - Truck Accident Litigation”
  • 2012
  • Negligence Law Update: A Little Bit of Everything
  • MDL: DePuy Hip Recall and Drugs That Injure
  • 2010
  • State of the Art Trial Techniques
  • Jury Questionnaires and Jury Selection
  • 2009
  • Building Your Management Toolkit
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2008
  • Auto Insurance Law Basics
  • Ethical Considerations For The Plaintiff's Attorney
  • 2008
  • Maximizing Damages: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Preparation of the Plaintiff
  • 2007
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Endorse Andrew
Trucking accident Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of working with Andy on several matters as part of the AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. There is no other lawyer as knowledgeable about truck operations (he holds a CDL and owns a tractor-trailer!) or as passionate about trucking culture. I highly recommend Andy and also consider him a friend."
Wrongful death

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Cleveland Trucking accident Lawyer Andrew Ralph Young
Andrew Ralph Young
Trucking accident Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 24 years
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