Law Offices of Kurt M. Young, LLC

The Law Offices of Kurt M. Young, along with our partners The Law Offices of Russell Gerney & The Law Offices of Emil George Gravelle is a community oriented firm offering quality legal services to the working men & women of Northwest Ohio.

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Firm Overview

Our practice areas include: Ohio Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Probate and Wills, among others.

Our Firm's Accomplishments:
- Kurt Young is an OSBA Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, one of the first in Ohio.

- Kurt Young is the Past Chariman of the Workers' Compensation Section Ohio Association for Justice

- Kurt was named a Law & Politics Magazine Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star 2005, 2006 & 2007

- Kurt is a Past President of Northwest Ohio Claimant' Attorneys and Past Chair of the Toledo Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee.

- Russ Gerney has published several legal articles in professional

_ Russ has been given Amicus Brief awards from the Ohio Association for Justice for his briefs to the Ohio Surpeme Court on personal injury and other issues.

- Both Kurt Young & Russell Gerney are frequent lecturers at continuing legal education seminars throughout the country.

- Kurt Young is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law.

- Russ Gerney is a cum laude graduate of Dueqeuesne School of Law

- Emil George Gravelle, III is a cum laude graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. He was also the recipient of the John Volker award as a senior editor of Thomas M. Cooley Law Review.


The Law offices of Kurt M. Young is a community and service oriented firm, serving the needs of the working men and women of Northwest Ohio by providing quality legal services. In addition, we offer our time and talents in the community at large.
Main Office

Main Office
1217 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo  OH  43604

Phone
  • 419-244-7885
Personal Injury
The Law Offices of Kurt Young, along with our partner firms can help you if you've been injured by a defective product, a distracted or careless driver, an inattentive property owner, or otherwise through the fault of another.
We'll help you deal with insurance adjusters and the like and make sure your property is repaired or replaced, you receive the medical treatment you need to get back on your feet and get you the financial compensation you and your family deserve.
Workers Compensation
The Law Offices of Kurt M. Young represents injured workers on their Ohio Workers' Compensation Claims.
To ensure you receive the benefits you deserve, we handle all aspects of your claim, including the initial application and allowance, additional allowances, fighting for medical treatment authorization, Scheduled Losses for Amputations, Temporary and Permanent Disability, Court appeals and Settlements. Our staff will work hard to ensure you and the doctor of your choice get what you need to get you back on your feet physically and financially after an on the job injury.
Social Security Disability
The Law Offices of Kurt Young, through our partner firm, the Law Offices of Russell Gurney represents working men & women as they navigate the complex social security disability system.
To ensure you receive the benefits you deserve, we handle all aspects of your claim.
Auto Accident
The Law Offices of Kurt M. Young will represent you in your Auto Accident Case
Please Contact The Law Offices of Kurt M. Young so that they can represent you in your Auto Accident Case.
Wrongful Death
The Law Offices of Kurt M. Young will resent all cases involving Wrongful Death.
Please contact The Law Offices of Kurt M. Young if you have a case concerning a Wrongful Death of a loved one.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Our attorneys and staff come from working class roots. We believe in protecting the rights of working men & women and in helping them get back on their feet after an injury. That's why we chose our areas of practice. To help the hard working people of Northwest Ohio recover after being hurt on the job, in a accident or by a defective product.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Kurt Young was one of the first Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialists in Ohio Workers' Compensation Law. He and Russ Gerney have nearly three decades of experience in helping those struggling with dealing with the Social Security Administration on Disability claims, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and Industrial Commission with Workers' Compensation claims; and with dealing with insurance companies on auto accident, personal injury and wrongful death claims.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We believe in taking the time to truly explain the systems and laws you will be dealing with. We focus on keeping you up to date in all ways possible while your case is pending and strive to be there for our clients.

Kurt Young

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.

Russell Gerney

Russell Gerney is a sole practitioner currently of counsel with the Law Offices of Kurt M. Young, LLC. Russ has been a sole practitioner since April 2010 and he began his affiliation with Mr. Young

Emil "George" Gravelle III

Before attending law school, Emil graduated summa cum laude from Monroe County Community College with an Associate

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