Kurt Young is a 1990 graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a 1993 Graduate of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Kurt is one of the first Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialists in Ohio Workers' Compensation Law. In 2005. 2006 and 2007, Law and Politics Magazine named Kurt Young as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star (recognizing him as one of the Top 2.5 % of Ohio's attorneys in the area of Ohio Workers' Compensation Law under the age of 40 or with less than 10 years in the practice of law).
He has argued over 8,000 hearings before all levels of the Industrial Commission of Ohio and has litigated cases before various Courts of Common Pleas and District Courts of Appeals throughout Ohio and has over a dozen published Court of Appeals and Ohio Supreme Court decisions.
Kurt has been an adjunct instructor of Administrative Law (Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation) at Stautzenberger College in Toledo and his firm still serves as an externship site for this program. He also regularly presents to the Legal Assisting Program at the University of Toledo and an externship program site for them as well.
He was the longest serving Chair of Toledo Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Committee for 2010-2012, past President of the Northwest Ohio Claimant's Attorneys, Past Chair of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, now known as Ohio Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Executive Committee, Past Ohio Captain of the Work Injury Law & Advocacy Group (national workers' compensation attorneys organization) and a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee, and past member of the American Association for Justice Work Place Injury Committee.
Kurt has presented seminar topics to the Toledo Bar Association Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, Akron Bar Association's Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, and Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Fall and Summer Seminars, serving as co-moderator for all 2005-2007.
Kurt is also a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (where is the former Justice of the John Hay and Cleveland Alumni Chapters and former District XIV District Justice), Phi Kappa Psi (social fraternity), and Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honorary).
Kurt is active in The Village Church Northwest Ohio, a joint project of the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church where he serves as the church's general counsel and Worship Tech Team Co-Director and Outreach Director. He is also active in Toledo Area Jobs With Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice, an organization that brings together labor unions, the faith community and others to fight for workplace safety, living wages, and good benefits for working men and women.
Kurt has served as the Lucas County Democratic Party's Promote the Vote/Voter Protection Co-Chair since 2006 helping thousands of Northwest Ohioans, of all parties, vote. He is a Democratic Central Committee Member, a Member of the Lucas County Democratic Party's Executive Committee and it's Screening Committee. He was also elected as a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Committee.
Kurt is married and the father of two Children. He and his family are residents of Toledo's Old West End, a diverse neighborhood in the inner city of Toledo.