| Andy Young|
With tremendous compassion, over his sixteen years of trial work, Andy has helped many innocent crash victims and their families receive the compensation that they need and deserve for the wrongs done to them. He has resolved countless cases...MoreWith tremendous compassion, over his sixteen years of trial work, Andy has helped many innocent crash victims and their families receive the compensation that they need and deserve for the wrongs done to them. He has resolved countless cases favorably for his clients. Most lawyers are scared of the courtroom. Not Andy. He loves being on stage in front of a jury convincing them that his client deserves fair treatment. His passion yields results. In late 2014, for example, he won a $34.6 million jury verdict in a truck accident case for his client. This verdict was one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Ohio history.
Not only is Andy’s work centered around helping truck accident victims, trucking safety is a huge part of his non-litigation life. For the purpose of analyzing and promoting trucking safety issues, Andy owns a classic 1985 Peterbilt 359 truck and car trailer and he has a Class A commercial driver’s license allowing him to drive tractor-trailer combinations. Because of his truck driving experience, he investigates operational and safety issues and asks questions of trucking company safety directors and drivers that ordinary lawyers would be unlikely to consider. In trucking cases, having this knowledge gives him an edge that can make the difference between winning and losing.
Andy has published articles on trucking safety in various publications, including the Journal of Trucking Litigation and CATA News. He runs an active Twitter site about safe driving, and he has testified before the Ohio Senate Transportation Committee. In addition, Andy moderated the 2016 Truck Underride Roundtable at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Virginia, and he has spoken to groups of lawyers about truck accidents in Canada, Minnesota, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Ohio, California, Florida, and Nevada. He is the former Chairman of the Trucking Safety Section of the Ohio Association for Justice. Collapse
| Joe Fried|
Joe grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate education at Oglethorpe University while working full time as a police officer in metropolitan Atlanta. While on duty serving the public, Joe was witness to the aftermath of countless...MoreJoe grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his undergraduate education at Oglethorpe University while working full time as a police officer in metropolitan Atlanta. While on duty serving the public, Joe was witness to the aftermath of countless tractor-trailer accidents often driven by reckless truck drivers with no regard for public safety. The loss of life or life changing injuries were devastating, and the trucking companies had well-paid legal teams who could fly in on short notice to hide evidence or mitigate damages so the injured family would not be compensated adequately.
Joe found his calling in life and went to law school. Years later he would be recognized as a preeminent lawyer, educator, public advocate and author on trucking litigation.
He was accepted law school at The University of Georgia and, after graduating, served as an law clerk to the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. In 1994, Joe entered private practice honing his skills that would be used later on behalf of families throughout the United States. Also in 1994, he was appointed as a part-time Magistrate Judge in Fulton County, a position he continues to hold today. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest judge to ever have been appointed in Fulton County, Georgia.Joe brings to his cases an in-depth knowledge of physics, engineering, forensics, dynamics, biomechanics, human factors and accident reconstruction. This knowledge has proven crucial when investigating cases, examining opposing expert witnesses (cross-examination during trial) and in devising innovative visual aids for trial to help his clients win their case. He is known for thinking outside the box when it comes to case strategy, development and presentation and his work is sought after by other attorneys across the country.
Joe is on the faculty of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, through which he continues to help develop and mentor lawyers from around the country on innovative and cutting edge case development and trial presentation techniques. He is also a frequent lecturer at 360 Advocacy, training other lawyers to thoroughly investigate their cases, and to gain a deep understanding of how their client’s life has changed, including how to properly recover on their behalf for life care planning.
Joe’s talents as a lawyer helped him to quickly develop a very strong local and national reputation. His work has been featured in major national media such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, and hundreds of local and national television broadcasts. He was honored by his peers in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by being named to the Georgia Super Lawyers list and featured in Atlanta Magazine. Collapse
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