Young, Andrew R. Esq.

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Address: 31387 Lorain Road, Cleveland, OH 44070
Lawyer Firm: Young & McCarthy LLP
Phone: 866-541-2220
Fax: 216-647-0458

Areas of Practice Truck Accident, Auto Accident, Loading Dock Premises Accident, Construction / Work Zone Accident, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Wrongful Death

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.

Moderator / Program Director – Continuing Legal Education Programs and More…• "Judges & Lawyers on Judging," Program Moderator, Lorain County BarAssociation, 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 PanelDiscussion, Invited by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, HighwayLoss Data Institute (IIHS, HLDL), The Truck Safety Coalition, andAnnaLeah & Mary for Truck Safety, IIHS Crash Test Facility,Ruckersville, Virginia, August 2017• "Voices for Victims," Moderator / MC, Benefit for Human TraffickingCollaborative of Lorain County, Sponsored by the Lorain County BarAssociation, June 2017• "Truck Underride Roundtable," Afternoon Moderator, Invited by theInsurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute(IIHS, HLDI), The Truck Safety Coalition, and AnnaLeah & Mary forTruck 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 CountyJudicial 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 GroupDemonstration," Ohio Association for Justice, Trucking Safety Section,All-Day Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Cleveland, OH – 2014• "Judges & Lawyers on Judging," Lorain County Bar Association, LorainCounty, OH – 2014• "Dismantling Typical Defenses In The Truck Accident Injury Case," OhioAssociation for Justice, Annual Convention, Columbus, OH – 2014• "Trending Technologies For Handling Truck Accident Cases," OhioAssociation for Justice, All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar, Toledo, OH– 2013• "Detailing The Trucking Collision Case – Critical Knowledge ForAttorneys Handling Trucking Cases," Ohio Association for Justice,Annual Convention, Columbus, OH – 2013• "Advocating for Highway Safety – Truck Accident Litigation," OhioAssociation for Justice, All-Day Trucking Litigation Seminar, Dayton, OH– 2012• "How To Win Your Next Interstate Trucking Accident Case," OhioAssociation for Justice, Annual Convention, Columbus, OH – 2012

Trucking Industry Background• Holds a Class A Commercial Drivers 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 TollIncreases"- "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 safedriving tips to avoid truck accidents. Andy follows and is followed byordinary motorists, professional drivers, and roadway safety advocates.• Ohio Senate Transportation Committee – On March 6, 2013, Andytestified on the “Transportation & Public Safety Budget” Bill. He wastestifying against a provision that would allow “Heavier Trucks On Ohio’sHighways.” His testimony was on behalf of members of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association and as the Chair of the OhioAssociation for Justice, Trucking Safety Section.Newspapers, Magazines, Radio – Andy has been quoted, referenced or interviewed by thefollowing:• "Vision Zero Aims to End Cleveland Traffic Fatalities," Tom Meyer,Investigative Reporter, Tom Meyer, NBC-WKYC Channel 3 News,Cleveland, Ohio – Guest, December 2017• "NHTSA 2016 Report Shows Spike in Traffic Fatalities," Diane M.Zhang, American Association for Justice, Trial News, October 2017• "Few Survive Horrific Side Underride Crashes," Tom Meyer, InvestigativeReporter, NBC-WKYC Channel 3 News – Guest, September 2017• "Who’s Responsible for Falling Debris From Trucks," Brandon Simmons,Multimedia Journalist / Content Producer, NBC-WKYC Channel 3 News,Cleveland, Ohio – Guest, September 2017• "Unsafe Trucking Companies Change Identities to Dodge Inspections,"Tom Meyer, Investigative Reporter, NBC-WKYC Channel 3 News,Cleveland, Ohio – Guest, May 2017• "Tired truckers with No Place to Park," Jim Otte, Journalist, WHIO-TVNews, Dayton, Ohio, July 13, 2015• "Live on Lakeside, NBC-WKYC Channel 3 News, Cleveland, Ohio -Guest, Topic: Trucking and Road Safety" June 2015• "Verdict Spotlight," Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, CATA News,Winter 2014-2015, highlighting Andy’s $34.6 Million Dollar Verdict.• "Jury Awards $42 Million Verdict To Victims of 2010 Crash," ClevelandPlain Dealer – October 1, 2014• "Sharing The Road With Semi-Trucks; Ohio Transportation Budget Bill;and, Issues With The 70 mph Speed Limit Increase," America’s WorkForce , Interviewed by Ed "Flash" Ferenc, WERE 1490 AM, April 4,2013.• "Ohio Speeds, Toll Rates Set To Rise," Land Line Magazine, The OfficialPublication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association,March 22, 2013.• "State Transportation Budgets," Land Line Now News Radio, Interviewedby Reed Black, Sirius XM Channel 171, March 21, 2013.• "Ohio Transportation Chief Backs Plan to Allow Heavier Trucks," TheToledo Blade – March 10, 2013• "I-90 Closed Through Collinwood Until Monday As Walkway SlammedBy Dump Truck Is Removed," Cleveland Plain Dealer – March 9, 2013• "ODOT Favors Increasing Maximum Truckloads, But Plenty Of LocalOfficials Opposed," Cleveland Plain Dealer – March 7, 2013• "Trucking and Highway Safety," Legal Lines Radio with Bob Zashin,Interviewed by Robert Fertel, WERE 1490 AM, November 17, 2012• "Broken Twice: Wreck Shattered Body Of Sheffield Lake Woman;Insufficient Insurance, Medical Bills Destroyed Her Finances," TheChronicle Telegram, Lorain, Ohio – June 30, 2012• "New Safety Regulatory Changes For The Trucking Industry," America’sWork Force , Interviewed by Ed “Flash” Ferenc, WERE 1490 AM, March1, 2012

Judicial Appointments• Ohio’s Supreme Court Commission on Legal Education Opportunity,2003, 2005-2009, Nominated by Justice Alice Robie Resnick, Appointedby the Ohio Supreme Court• United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, MagistrateSelection Committee, 2003, Appointed by U.S. Federal Judge James Carr• Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Conference of the EighthJudicial District,• Life Member, 2011 – present• Appointed by Judge Nancy Margaret Russo, 2009, 2010• Appointed by Judge Anne Kilbane, 2004

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