John P. Young

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana

Young & Young Attorneys
John P. Young
Young & Young Attorneys

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 1988

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

Young & Young Attorneys

128 North Delaware Street
3rd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204 Visit website


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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Social Security Disability, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1988, Indiana

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)Member since 2008
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Emeritus Member of the Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Chair of the Board of Directors, 2002 - 2004
  • Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Board of Directors, 1998 - 2004
  • ITLA College of Fellows, Fellow, 2005 - Present
  • The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Indiana Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1992
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1988
  • American Bar Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Major: Philosophy, 1985
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified Trial Attorney - Certified, 2001 - Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Black Expo Law Booth, Volunteer
  • Marion County Election Board Poll Day, Volunteer, 1988 - 2000
  • Contributor ITLA "Support Our Troops" Initiative, 2008-Present
  • Den Leader Troop 174 Cub Scout Pack, 1999-2001
  • Volunteer Coach, Washington Township Soccer League, 1994
  • Volunteer Coaching, Meridian Street Methodist Athletic Program, 1995-2002
  • Sponsor Marion County Take A Bite Out Of Crime Initiative, 2000-Present
  • Member Mother Against Drunk Driving, member since 1995
  • Fund Raiser Brebeuf Jesuit High School
  • Executive Committee Boy Scout Troop 174, 2001-2007
  • Fund Raising Chair Boy Scout Troop 174, 2002-2007
  • Pro Bono Panel, Indianapolis Bar, 1989 - Present
  • Board of Director and Chair Indiana Brain Injury Association, 1990
  • Chair of BSA174 Troop Committee.  Currently serving as Emeritus Member of BSA 174 Troop Committee, 2013
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Ask A Lawyer program volunteer
  • Indianapolis Bar Association "Gold E. Locks" Education Program, Volunteer
  • National Collegiate Mock Jury Competition Judge, 2012
White Papers:
  • Discussion of the ethics of conversing with a defendant corporations employees, Speaking with Defendant Employee, ITLA
  • Thoughts about teaching new lawyers how to be vigorous advocates while remaining collegial., Culture of Collegiality, ITLA, 2013
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Full day seminar on Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage presented every year for 12 years., Speaker, UM/UIM Seminar, 2000
  • Speaker addressing points in Closing arguments for a Brain Injury case., Speaker, Brain InJury, ICLEF, 2013
  • Speaker on issues touching on Indiana insurance law, Speaker, Insurance Law Update, 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
  • Outstanding Contributor, Brain Injury Association of Indiana, 2004
  • Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, 2015
  • CMember College of Fellows, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocate Forum, 1998
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

Office location for John P. Young

128 North Delaware Street
3rd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-643-6788


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

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