The Young Firm

We are maritime and Jones Act lawyers. We focus on helping maritime workers recover compensation for their offshore accidents. Their cases are dfficult and unique and deserve a firm that focuses entirely on these types of cases. We're proud to help.

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Firm Overview

Why do so many lawyers advertise for every possible type of case? Can they really be good at divorce cases,criminal cases auto accidents,medical malpractice AND maritime claims? Does any doctor try to be an expert at more than one area of medicine?

Our office focuses on maritime/jones act claims. These types of claims require serious litigators who know how (1) to prepare a case for trial (often in federal court), and (2) actually try the case if a fair settlement is not offered. Make sure your lawyer is not learning the law for the first time with your case.

Why do we only focus on maritime cases?

We believe the only way to be good at something, to master it, is to devote all of your time and energy into practicing that one thing. Athletes, musicians,and even doctors have their one field that they are excellent in. And lawyers should, too, especially since our level of experience directly impacts the lives of others. This is why we believe it is so important to direct our resources and energy into solving the problems of offshore workers. These injured maritime workers put their careers and futures on the line, and they deserve our undivided attention.

Main Office

The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street,
Suite 2090
New Orleans  LA  70130

  • (866) 920-8471
  • (504) 680-4101

Timothy J. Young

Mr. Young graduated from Tulane University Law School in 1993 cum laude.  Since then he has continuously practiced maritime and personal injury law in New Orleans.  He has obtained multiple verdicts in excess of One Million dollars and he has successfully settled several claims for more than One million dollars.  He is a trial attorney who appears in court regularly.  He has presented lectures on maritime law to other attorneys and he has appeared on television addressing maritime related issues.

  • Bar Number: Louisiana State Bar
    Louisiana , 1993
  • Bar Number: State Bar of Texas
    Texas , 1993
  • Bar Number: United States Easter
    Louisiana , 1993
  • Bar Number: United States Wester
    Louisiana , 1993
  • Bar Number: United States Middle
    Louisiana , 1993
  • Wake Forest University
    BS , 1990
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tulane University Law School
    JD , 1993
    New Orleans, LA


Meet Lawyer Timothy Young

Articles Written

What Offshore Workers Need to Know About Injury Claims

Created On: 08/14/2012

Those just now entering the maritime industry may not be aware of the extensive regulations and responsibilities that accompany offshore work.

Auto Accident Injury due to Vicarious Liability

Created On: 03/15/2010

In most states, an individual may be liable for an accident caused by others who are driving their vehicle, with their direct or implied permission.  Both the owner and the driver of...

Requirements Of A Good Jones Act Attorney

Created On: 12/09/2009

Before you hire a Jones Act attorney, it is important that you evaluate the attorney to determine if they meet the following criteria. Our office firmly believes that these criteria...

What Is The Jones Act And How Does It Apply To Me?

Created On: 12/08/2009

The Jones Act is a federal statute that applies to “seamen” who are more or less permanently assigned to a vessel at the time of their injury.  The Jones Act allows the injured employee to file a lawsuit directly against his company for any injuries...