The Law Office of Thomas L. Young, P.A. is a boutique firm focusing exclusively on representing corporations and business owners under the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic Loss Settlement Program. The firm has brought together a team of attorneys, financial analysts and certified public accountants whose sole mission is to assist our clients in maximizing the value of their claims under the terms of this complex settlement agreement.
Representing over 1,600 businesses, from closely-held to publicly-traded, our firm is one of the few in the area that handles BP claims from start-to-finish. In addition, we know of no other Tampa law firm that restricts its practice to only this unique niche. As a result, our clients reap the benefit of that laser focus.
Whether you are a commercial fisherman in The Keys, a small business owner in Ft. Myers, a privately held construction company in Tampa, or a Fortune 500 concern with operations anywhere in the region, our firm is uniquely positioned to represent your interests under this program.
Thomas L. Young, ESQ.
Young holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and a Juris Doctor, with Honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While at the Levin College of Law he was one of the first students awarded a Certificate in Environmental & Land Use Law. He is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, The Golden Key International Honor Society, The Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association, Alabama Association for Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice (formerly The Academy of Trial Lawyers of America) and the Kappa Alpha Order. Young is the 2012-2013 President of the Civil Justice Foundation, a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Justice Association and a State Delegate for the American Association for Justice where he is a member of the Leaders Forum. He is a sought after speaker in the legal community, a third generation Floridian, a native Tampan and enjoys boating in Gulf waters with his wife and three children.
Whitney O. Ross, MBA, CFA
Ross has diverse finance experience, including mergers and acquisitions, merchant banking and equity research. He has previously worked as an investment banker for Lehman Brothers in New York, and for Raymond James in St. Petersburg.
Ross holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Vanderbilt University.
Stephen M. Bunch, CPA
Bunch primarily focuses on auto dealers, low-income housing syndicators, high net worth executives and real estate development companies. He also has extensive experience with cost segregation studies, research and development tax credit studies, and IRS audit defense, both personal and corporate. Bunch’s experience at large multinational public accounting firms and local firms enables him to understand and counsel clients on a broad range of issues.
Steve holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Masters of Accounting from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He manages a team of several accountants dedicated exclusively to preparing and filing claims under the BP Economic Loss Settlement Program.
Cameron B. Ross