The Law Office of Thomas L. Young, P.A. is a boutique plaintiff trial law firm focusing exclusively on representing individuals, businesses and local governments that have experienced economic losses associated with oil spills, environmental disasters and regulatory violations. The firm has brought together a team of financial analysts and certified public accountants whose sole mission is to assist clients in navigating the claims process mandated by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, as well as other federal, state and local economic loss compensation programs.
Representing thousands of individuals and businesses, the firm is one of the few that handles these claims exclusively, from start-to-finish. As a result, our clients reap the benefit of that laser focus. Importantly, we represent only plaintiffs, not defendants, and we never represent insurance companies.
Whether you are a fisherman, a municipality or other state political subdivision, a small business owner, or a Fortune 500 concern with operations anywhere in an affected region, our law firm is well positioned to represent your interests as they relate to our Nation’s complex web of environmental compensation laws.
Please complete our Contact Form or call 813-251-9706 to speak with one of the professionals listed below.
Thomas L. Young, ESQ.
He is the only plaintiff attorney in the Tampa Bay area to serve on the invitation-only BP Gulf Oil Spill Joint Prosecution Group (BP-JPG). The BP-JPG works closely with the Plaintiff Steering Committee as well as Class Counsel in New Orleans to help manage the settlement and related litigation. As an active participant in the BP-JPG, and after reviewing the unique circumstances facing over 2,000 business owners, their employees and other individuals, Young has a comprehensive understanding of the economic impact environmental disasters can have on consumers and private enterprise.
In 2015 Young was appointed to represent a class of more than 200,000 MDL-2179 plaintiffs in an allocation proceeding involving a $1.2 billion settlement with Deepwater Horizon contractor Halliburton Energy Services and rig owner Transocean.
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, The Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, 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 2012-2016 President of the Civil Justice Foundation and a State Delegate for the American Association for Justice. He is a sought after speaker in the legal community, a third generation Floridian, a native Tampan and enjoys boating in Gulf of Mexico 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.
Ross is not an employee or member of law firm.
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 oil spill claims.
Bunch is not an employee or member of law firm.
Cameron B. Ross
Ross is not an employee or member of law firm.
Juhl is not an employee or member of law firm.
Melissas is not an employee or member of law firm.
Monbarren is not an employee or member of law firm.
Mickler is not an employee or member of law firm.