John P. Young

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Young & Young Attorneys
 | 128 North Delaware Street, 3rd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-643-6788
Fax: 317-639-4978
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Social Security Disability (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney John P. Young is a partner with Young and Young Attorneys at Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. A board-certified trial lawyer, Mr. Young has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

    Serving clients throughout the Indianapolis metro region and all across the state, Mr. Young handles Auto Crashes, Semi Truck Crashes, Products liability claims, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injury and all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims. Over the course of his career, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for those he has served, earning his reputation as one of the area's top legal advocates for the injured and disabled.

    Mr. Young holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has a perfect ratings from Avvo and other client review and peer review sources for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities. Mr. Young is a Past president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.  He is also a past Chair of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana.

    Committed to his local community as well as to his practice, he is heavily involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations. Along with having served in a number of leadership roles with his local Boy Scout Troop 174, he also volunteers his time and services to several municipal, county and statewide election programs, and he coaches various sports. He also serves a local nonprofit animal organization and sits on the Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Panel.

    A 1985 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, Mr. Young returned to his alma mater and attended Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1988. The Indiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. Federal Court, and the Indiana Supreme Court.


    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Social Security Disability
    • 20%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    White Papers

  • Culture of Collegiality (2013) - Thoughts about teaching new lawyers how to be vigorous advocates while remaining collegial.

  • Speaking with Defendant Employee - Discussion of the ethics of conversing with a defendant corporations employees

  • About John Young

    Admitted: 1988, Indiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Fellow , Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2015
    • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008
    • Outstanding Contributor, Brain Injury Association of Indiana, 2004
    • CMember College of Fellows, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
    • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum, 1998

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Trial Attorney - Certified, 2001 - Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • U.S. Federal Court, 1988
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1988
    • Indiana Supreme Court, 1988
    • The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member, 2003 - Present
    • ITLA College of Fellows, Fellow, 2005 - Present
    • Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Board of Directors, 1998 - 2004
    • Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Chair of the Board of Directors, 2002 - 2004
    • Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Emeritus Member of the Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)Member since 2008
    • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
    • Indiana Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chair of BSA174 Troop Committee.  Currently serving as Emeritus Member of BSA 174 Troop Committee, 2013
    • National Collegiate Mock Jury Competition Judge, 2012
    • Board of Director and Chair Indiana Brain Injury Association, 1990
    • Pro Bono Panel, Indianapolis Bar, 1989 - Present
    • Fund Raising Chair Boy Scout Troop 174, 2002-2007
    • Executive Committee Boy Scout Troop 174, 2001-2007
    • Fund Raiser Brebeuf Jesuit High School
    • Member Mother Against Drunk Driving, member since 1995
    • Sponsor Marion County Take A Bite Out Of Crime Initiative, 2000-Present
    • Volunteer Coaching, Meridian Street Methodist Athletic Program, 1995-2002
    • Volunteer Coach, Washington Township Soccer League, 1994
    • Den Leader Troop 174 Cub Scout Pack, 1999-2001
    • Contributor ITLA "Support Our Troops" Initiative, 2008-Present
    • Marion County Election Board Poll Day, Volunteer, 1988 - 2000
    • Indianapolis Bar Association Black Expo Law Booth, Volunteer
    • Indianapolis Bar Association "Gold E. Locks" Education Program, Volunteer
    • Indianapolis Bar Association Ask A Lawyer program volunteer

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker on issues touching on Indiana insurance law, Speaker, Insurance Law Update, 2013
    • Speaker addressing points in Closing arguments for a Brain Injury case., Speaker, Brain InJury , ICLEF, 2013
    • Speaker, Advanced Trial Techniques, 2012
    • Speaker, Brain injury cases from Plaintiff's Perspective, ICLEF, 2010
    • Speaker, Savvy Practitioners Guide to Insurance Settlements, NBI, 2002
    • Full day seminar on Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage presented every year for 12 years., Speaker, UM/UIM Seminar, 2000

    Educational Background:

    • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Major: Philosophy, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • American Board Of Trial Advocacy
    • Brain Injury Association Of Indiana
    • Indiana Bar Association
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
    • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
    • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • National Board Of Trial Advocacy
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    Office Location for John P. Young

    128 North Delaware Street
    3rd Floor
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Phone: 317-643-6788

    Fax: 317-639-4978

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    Last Updated: 9/3/2020

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