The Young Firm

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.

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
  • (504) 680-4100
  • (504) 680-4101
Our firm focuses exclusively on representing injured maritime workers.
There's a lot about us we could say, but really it's you that matters in this conversation. We've worked long and hard (over 50 years) for hurt barge workers, deckhands, captains, OIMs, you name it. If you're looking for a New Orleans offshore accident attorney that knows the ropes and can get you to where you want to be, keep reading.

So, we know how to successfully navigate the intricacies of a maritime injury. We also know how to get you the surgeries you need to get better, the peace of mind you need to feel less stressed and more secure, and the compensation you need to take care of your family and your future.

We've brought in millions for our clients over the years and have seen these individuals recover from their injuries and go on to have happy lives. We've even had clients go back to work after their experience with us.

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

Tammy D. Harris

Tammy D. Harris is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, American Association for Justice and Louisiana Association for Justice. Since joining The Young Firm, Tammy has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including maritime; medical malpractice; workers' compensation; and automobile accident cases. Currently, however, Tammy's area of practice are limited to maritime and Jones Act claims, representing only injured maritime workers. She is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Megan C. Misko

Megan Misko has been a practicing attorney in New Orleans since 2005, primarily in the areas of construction law, products liability, and maritime personal injury litigation. She also has experience handling environmental matters and Defense Base Act cases. She attended Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, LA, and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History in 2002. Megan then attended Tulane University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2005. While at Tulane, she earned her certificate in maritime law and also served as Senior Business Editor on TulaneEnvironmental Law Journal.

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