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Kimberly Young

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Mayfield Heights, OH

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd.
6105 Parkland Boulevard, Suite 200
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 440-442-6677
Fax: 440-442-7944
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed in Ohio Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Appellate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

At Ohio law firm Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., Kimberly Young focuses on employment law for plaintiffs, particularly matters pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Ms. Young has a passion for defending the civil rights of those who have been wronged by employers. She is committed to helping clients who have been discriminated or retaliated against or have been victims of unfair wage practices and other employment injustices. Ms. Young accepts clients throughout Ohio.  In addition, Ms. Young leads the firm's motion practice and appellate group where her research, writing and oral advocacy skills are utilized on a firm-wide basis.

After graduating summa cum laude from Cleveland State University, Ms. Young earned her Juris Doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. As a law student, Ms. Young assisted people through the school's employment law clinic, gaining an understanding of the challenges that employees often face. Her interest in civil rights advocacy was further sparked by her work as a student practitioner at a non-profit organization.

Today, Ms. Young is admitted to practice law in Ohio and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Ms. Young is an active member of various bars and associations, including the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Lake County Bar Association. She also serves as governing trustee of the Ohio Association for Justice. Ms. Young is highly regarded by her peers, as well as clients, for her professionalism, skill, and experience.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Appellate
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Appeals, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

About Kimberly Young

First Admitted: 2010, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Classes/Seminars: Building Your Case with Electronic Evidence: Facebook, Text, Email Evidence and More – What to Do With It: Processing, Review and Production; Legal Ethics and ESI(National Business Institute) December, 2017


  • , Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum


  • $3.5 Million - Result for neonate/child following incorrect placement of a PEG tube which caused quadripelegia, 2011
  • $2.76 Million Verdict - Plaintiff was riding a motorcycle when the right rear axle broke. An auto parts store sold the defective part, one person was killed and another severely injured., 2015
  • $1.95 Million –Delay in diagnosing epidermal hematoma which resulted in partial paralysis, 2016
  • $500,000 – Misdiagnosis and treatment of mesenteric ischemia resulted in death, 2017
  • $80,000 – Partnership dispute/wrongful termination, 2015

Educational Background

  • Cleveland State University, B.A., Summa Cum Laude

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Governing Trustee, Ohio Association for Justice
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
  • American Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio
  • Federal Bar Association

Industry Groups

  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Ohio Assocation For Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
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Office Location for Kimberly Young

6105 Parkland Boulevard
Suite 200
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Phone: 440-442-6677

Fax: 440-442-7944

Last Updated: 10/14/2021

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