Andrew R. Young
Leizerman & Young LLP
31387 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH  44070
andy@leizermanyoung.com
216-961-3932
216-789-4832

Licensed in: 
Ohio
Washington, District of Columbia
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 for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Education:
Law School: Graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1999, Juris Doctor
Undergraduate Degrees: Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1996, Bachelor of Arts

Martindale-Hubbell and other legal ratings:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
AVVO 10.0 rating out of 10.0
SuperLawyers Rising Stars:  2006-2007, 2009-2013
SuperLawyers:  2014-present
American Board of Trial Advocates:  2011-present
NBTA Board Certified Truck Accident Law:  2020-present

Trucking specific organizations and leadership positions and awards:
  • Testified in U.S. Congressional Hearing as a "Truck Safety Advocate" before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highway Transit on "Under Pressure:  The State of Trucking in America," June 12, 2019, Washington, D.C.
  • Board of Regents, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2015-present
  • Chair, Education Committee, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2019-2020
  • Chair, Trucking Safety Section, Ohio Association for Justice:  2012-2015
  • Executive Committee, Trucking Safety Section, Ohio Association of Justice:  2012-present
  • Executive Committee, Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice:  2014-present
  • Chair, Underride Truck Crash Committee, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group:  2014-2016, 2020
  • Chair, Publications Committee, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group:  2015-2016
  • Editor, Journal of Trucking Litigation, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group:  2015-2016
  • Chair, Education Committee, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group:  2017-2018
  • Treasurer, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group:  2018-2019
  • Secretary, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group:  2019-2020
  • Award Recipient, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group:  2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Member, Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association
  • Article contributor to Go By Truck World 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
  • Article contributor to American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, Journal of Trucking Litigation
    • Truly Listen to Each Juror's Own Story to Help Your Client's Trial Story, 2019
    • The Market-Driven Standard of Care-Proving Trucking Industry Customs, 2018
    • Stopping Fatal Rear-End Truck Crashes with AEB Technology, 2017
    • Piercing the Passenger Compartment-Voluntary Efforts to Stop Underride, 2016
    • Truck Underride Nets 42.4 Million Dollar Verdict for Two TBI Victims, 2014
    • Hard Braking-The Choice to Reduce Crash Severity, 2014
  • Article contributor to the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorney News
    • A Journey Through Grief Brings Hope for Preventing Underride Truck Crashes, 2016
    • Onboard Safety Technology-Preventing Truck Accidents Before They Happen, 2015
    • Exposing Patterns of Unsafe Behavior in Your Trucking Cases, 2012
Law Organizations and leadership and awards: 
    State Delegate, American Association for Justice: 2015 - 2020
    Trustee, Ohio Association for Justice: 2002-2004, 2010 - 2020
        Distinguished Services Award Recipient: 2003, 2015
        Esther S. Weissman Optimist Award Recipient: 2011
    Executive Committee, Lorain County Bar Association: 2012 - 2020
        President, Lorain County Bar Association: 2018 - 2019
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Magistrate Selection Committee: 2003
        Appointed by U.S. Federal Judge James Carr
    Ohio Supreme Court, Commission on Legal Education Opportunity, 2003, 2005-2009
        Nominated by Justice Alice Robie Resnick, Appointed by the OH Supreme Court
    Life Member, Conference of the Eighth Judicial District
        Appointed by Judge Nancy Margaret Russo, 2009, 2010
        Appointed by Judge Anne L. Kilbane, 2004
    The Order of Barristers, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law: 1999
    Mike Hughes Award, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law: 1999

Notable Results: 
$42.4 Million - as lead trial counsel for two brain injured teenagers, which resulted in the highest verdict in Ohio in a truck crash case.

Additional Information:
Holds an active Class A Commercial Driver's License 
Owns a Peterbilt 359 Semi-tractor
Lectures throughout the Country regarding Trucking Litigation 
Numerous Trucking Litigation related publications
 
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