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: 877-456-4171
Fax: 440-442-7944
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    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


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    Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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    About Kimberly Young

    Admitted: 2010, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    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


    • $80,000 – Partnership dispute/wrongful termination, 2015
    • $1.95 Million –Delay in diagnosing epidermal hematoma which resulted in partial paralysis, 2016
    • $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
    • $3.5 Million - Result for neonate/child following incorrect placement of a PEG tube which caused quadripelegia, 2011
    • $500,000 – Misdiagnosis and treatment of mesenteric ischemia resulted in death, 2017

    Educational Background:

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

    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: 877-456-4171

    Fax: 440-442-7944

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    Last Updated: 7/1/2020

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