Andrew  Young

Young & McCarthy
Young & McCarthy
31387 Lorain Rd
North OlmstedOH 44070
(216) 961-3932
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Andy Young focuses his law practice on helping victims and survivors of truck crashes. His clients are pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, ordinary motorists, and even truck drivers all involved in catastrophic and fatal truck crashes. Due to the devastating nature of this work, Andy has worked with the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and other National Safety Advocacy Groups to try to prevent these tragedies before they happen.


Andy holds what is believed to be the largest trial verdict in the State of Ohio for a truck crash at 34.6 Million Dollars. Andy has received national awards in 2017 and 2016 from the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group (AAJ TLG), a 400-member national organization. Andy currently serves as the Chair of the AAJ TLG’s Education Committee. Andy has further been recognized as the 2016 Member of the Year for the Lorain County Bar Association and received a 2015 Distinguished Services Award from the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) for his work as the Founding Chair of their Truck Safety Section.


Experiential knowledge is key to a successful resolution in a truck crash case. Andy and one of his partners presently hold active Class A CDLs. Andy also owns a Peterbilt 359 Semi-tractor and a 45 foot “car-hauler” trailer. This experiential knowledge helps make him formidable in cross examining a truck driver and truck company safety and administrative personnel.


Mr. Young has earned an AV® Preeminent peer rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his trial experience has been recognized by his peers through an invitation and election into membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). You can reach Mr. Young by his cell phone 216-789-4832 or through his email. ayoung@youngandmccarthy.com


Moderator / Program Director – Continuing Legal Education Programs and More…


• “Judges & Lawyers on Judging,” Program Moderator, Lorain County Bar

Association, Elyria, Ohio, October, 2018.

• “Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases,” Program Director and Moderator, American Association for Justice,

Scottsdale, Arizona, March 22-24, 2018

• “Truck Underride Roundtable 2,” Afternoon Moderator, Side Guard Panel

Discussion, Invited by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, Highway

Loss Data Institute (IIHS, HLDL), The Truck Safety Coalition, and

AnnaLeah & Mary for Truck Safety, IIHS Crash Test Facility,

Ruckersville, Virginia, August 2017

• “Voices for Victims,” Moderator / MC, Benefit for Human Trafficking

Collaborative of Lorain County, Sponsored by the Lorain County Bar

Association, June 2017

• “Truck Underride Roundtable,” Afternoon Moderator, Invited by the

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute

(IIHS, HLDI), The Truck Safety Coalition, and AnnaLeah & Mary for

Truck Safety, IIHS Crash Test Facility, Ruckersville, Virginia, May 2016

• “2016 Judicial & Prosecutor Electoral Debates,” Debate Moderator,

Lorain County Bar Association, “An Evening with the Lorain County

Judicial and Prosecutor Candidates,” February 2016

• “Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Cases Back To The B.A.S.I.C.s –

Behavioral Analysis Safety Improvement Categories & Focus Group

Demonstration,” Ohio Association for Justice, Trucking Safety Section,

All-Day Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Cleveland, OH – 2014

• “Judges & Lawyers on Judging,” Lorain County Bar Association, Lorain

County, OH – 2014

• “Dismantling Typical Defenses In The Truck Accident Injury Case,” Ohio

Association for Justice, Annual Convention, Columbus, OH – 2014

• “Trending Technologies For Handling Truck Accident Cases,” Ohio

Association for Justice, All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar, Toledo, OH

– 2013

• “Detailing The Trucking Collision Case – Critical Knowledge For

Attorneys Handling Trucking Cases,” Ohio Association for Justice,

Annual Convention, Columbus, OH – 2013

• “Advocating for Highway Safety – Truck Accident Litigation,” Ohio

Association for Justice, All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar, Dayton, OH

– 2012

• “How To Win Your Next Interstate Trucking Accident Case,” Ohio

Association for Justice, Annual Convention, Columbus, OH – 2012


Trucking Industry Background


• Holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

• Owns a Peterbilt 359 Semi-tractor and a car-hauler trailer

• Member – Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)

• Written Articles for Go By Truck Global News

– “Car vs. Semi Accidents – Make No Mistake The Semi Will Win”

– “Safety Questioned With Truck Weight, Speed Limit, and Toll

Increases”

– “Wake Up The Tired Truckers!”

– “Is Quality Sleep For A Truck Driver Just A Dream?”

– “Do Not Disturb – How The New HOS Regs Fail”

• Twitter: @SafeDriveHome – Active on twitter writing tweets about safe

driving tips to avoid truck accidents. Andy follows and is followed by

ordinary motorists, professional drivers, and roadway safety advocates.

• Ohio Senate Transportation Committee – On March 6, 2013, Andy

testified on the “Transportation & Public Safety Budget” Bill. He was

testifying against a provision that would allow “Heavier Trucks On Ohio’s

Highways.” His testimony was on behalf of members of the Owner-

Operators Independent Drivers Association and as the Chair of the Ohio

Association for Justice, Trucking Safety Section.


Judicial Appointments


• Ohio’s Supreme Court Commission on Legal Education Opportunity,

2003, 2005-2009, Nominated by Justice Alice Robie Resnick, Appointed

by the Ohio Supreme Court

• United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Magistrate

Selection Committee, 2003, Appointed by U.S. Federal Judge James Carr

• Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Conference of the Eighth

Judicial District,

• Life Member, 2011 – present

• Appointed by Judge Nancy Margaret Russo, 2009, 2010

• Appointed by Judge Anne Kilbane, 2004


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Truck Accident

Auto Accident

Loading Dock Premises Accident

Construction / Work Zone Accident

Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Wrongful Death


BAR ADMISSIONS

Ohio, 1999

District of Columbia, 2000

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court Western District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio

J.D. – 1999

Honors: Order of Barristers, 1999

Honors: Mike Hughes Award, 1999

Ohio Weslyan University

B.A. magna cum laude – 1996

Honors: Class President, 1996



HONORS AND AWARDS

Chairman’s Award 2017-2018, American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, presented by Peter Kestner, 2017-2018 Chairman

Keep on Trucking Kingpin Award, 2016-2017 – Distinguished Services Award, American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, presented by Joe Fried, 2017 Chairman

Above and Beyond Award, 2015-2016 – Distinguished Services Award, American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, presented by Jeff Burns, 2016 Chairman

Member of the Year Award, Lorain County Bar Association, 2016

Distinguished Services Award, 2015 President Dan Michel, Ohio Association for Justice, 2015

Best Attorneys in America, Rue Ratings, 2015 through 2018

Selected for inclusion in the 2005 through 2007 and 2009 through 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Media

AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015 – present

Esther S. Weissman Optimist Award, Ohio Association for Justice, 2011

Distinguished Services Award, Ohio Association for Justice, 2003

Honorary Member, North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, 2004, 2005

The Order of Barristers, Case Western Reserve University – Law, 1999

Mike Hughes Award, Case Western Reserve University – Law, 1999

Lorain County Bar Association, Member of the Year Award

Ohio Association for Justice, Distinguished Services Award, 2015

Ohio Association for Justice, Esther S. Weissman Optimist Award, 2011

Ohio Association for Justice, Distinguished Services Award, 2003


PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

Ray, Robinson, Carle, Davies & Snyder, Law Clerk, 1997 – 1998

Book Review Section of The Historian, Senior Editorial Assistant, 1994 – 1996


PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Member, Avon, Ohio

City of North Ridgeville, Elected City Official, Council-At-Large, 2004-2005

City of North Ridgeville, Co-Chair, Master Plan Committee, Appointed by Mayor G. David Gillock, 2008 – 2009

City of North Ridgeville, Member, Charter Review Committee, Appointed by Mayor G. David Gillock, 2006

City of North Ridgeville, Flood and Drainage Board, Nominated by Councilman Allen Swindig, 2004-2005

City of North Ridgeville, Flood and Drainage Board, Nominated by Councilman Dennis Boose, 2006-2009

City of North Ridgeville, Chair, Utilities Committee, 2004-2005

City of North Ridgeville, Member, Buildings and Lands Committee, 2004-2005

City of North Ridgeville, Member, Administrative Committee, 2004-2005

City of North Ridgeville, Member, Tax Abatement Review Board, 2004-2005

City of North Ridgeville, Planning Commission, Appointed by Mayor Deanna Hill, 2002-2003

City of North Ridgeville, Board of Zoning Appeals, Appointed by Mayor Deanna Hill, 2002

North Ridgeville Lions Club, 2003 – 2010

Clan Young, Scottish Heritage, 2010 – Present

Firelands Historical Society, 2007 – Present

Attorney Volunteer, Washington, D.C. Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1999 – 2000

Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), Member

Public Justice Foundation, 2013 – Present

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