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Timothy Justin Young

About me

Our practice focuses on Jones Act and maritime cases primarily throughout the Gulf Coast region and the rest of the country. We work exclusively for injured maritime workers; we do NOT handle any other types of claims. Many offices try to handle some cases against companies and insurance companies, and others on behalf of insurance companies and companies. We prefer to limit our practice to just representing the injured offshore worker. You always know where we stand in regard to helping you, not the insurance or oil company.


Offshore work and vessel work is specialized work. That means that your maritime case is also very specialized. Because we understand this, our office fights exclusively for injured maritime workers. Unfortunately, many attorneys spread themselves too thin; they practice many types of law from criminal to divorce to bankruptcy, and then they also accept maritime cases. Our belief is that injured seamen should have a law firm that serves exclusively them.



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Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 100%
    23 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Darrin T. Mish

    Tim Young is the best Admiralty and Maritime Attorney that I know. If I had a Maritime injury case, there's no doubt that I would call on him. His knowledge of this subject matter is unparalleled.


    Darrin Mish Tax Attorney
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  • Kevin L Von Tungeln

    Tim's knowledge of maritime law is outstanding! I would only send my clients to Tim, he is the best maritime lawyer in the country. When it matters, go see Tim Young.


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Contact info

400 Poydras St Ste 2090
New Orleans, LA, 70130


LAEligible to practice law199308/05/2016
TXInactive 199308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leaders in Maritime LawNewsweek2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum MembershipMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Young Firm1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2012 - Present
National Mariners AssociationMember2011 - Present
Louisiana Association for JusticeAdmirality Maritime Section2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeAdmiralty Maritime Section2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michael Rayborn v. Diamond Offshore$1,000,000 jury verdict.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1993
Wake Forest UniversityGovernmentBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law CallWorkers' Compensation2012
Law CallMaritime law2011
Alabama Trial Lawyers Summer ConventionThe Jones Act and Maritime Claims2003