Litigating Catastrophic Economic Loss Claims For Our Clients

The Law Office of Thomas L. Young, P.A. is a plaintiff trial law firm focusing exclusively on representing individuals, businesses and governments that have experienced economic losses associated with fraud, negligence or disaster, either natural or man-made. Practice areas include medical and healthcare fraud; cyber security breach and data loss; environmental catastrophe; and losses resulting from regulatory violations. The firm has brought together a team of financial analysts, forensic investigators, and certified public accountants whose sole mission is to assist clients in preventing loss and navigating the path to recovery if it occurs.

We represent thousands of individuals, businesses and governments. We represent only plaintiffs, not defendants. We never represent insurance companies. We work exclusively on a contingent basis, meaning we are only paid if we successfully recover for our clients. Whether you are a consumer, investor, local government entity, or small business owner, our law firm is well positioned to represent your interests as they relate to preventing loss from fraud or disaster and helping you recover if catastrophe strikes. Read more about our experience from these trusted media sources.

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Thomas L. Young, ESQ.

About Thomas L. Young
As a plaintiff trial attorney, Tom Young has been fighting on behalf of victims of various major disasters for nearly 20 years, including the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2015 Volkswagen “diesel-gate” emissions scandal, recent hurricanes along the Gulf of Mexico coast, and ongoing nationwide opioid epidemic multi-district litigation. Young’s practice includes educating and assisting consumers, businesses, and government entities in understanding their rights as they pertain to losses due to fraud or disaster, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Controlled Substances Act, and other environmental laws and unfair competition legislation, both state and federal. Young also assists clients in establishing and maintaining cyber security best practices, including methods and applications to prevent data loss, privacy breach and other catastrophic digital business interruption events.

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 (“Assigned Claims Class”) in an allocation proceeding involving a $1.2 billion settlement with Deepwater Horizon contractor Halliburton Energy Services and rig owner Transocean. In that proceeding he was successful in recovering over $338 million for class members.

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 District of Columbia Bar, The Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, The Florida Justice Association, and The American Association for Justice (formerly The Academy of Trial Lawyers of America).

Young is the 2012-2018 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

About Whitney O. Ross
Whitney Ross, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is managing director at Claris Processing. Well versed in the oil spill claims process, his responsibilities include protocol creation and implementation, new business development and financial analysis, exclusively on behalf of victims and claimants.

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

About Stephen M. Bunch
Stephen M. Bunch, CPA is a partner at Spence Marston Bunch Morris & Co. with over 10 years of public accounting experience. Bunch started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tampa in August 1999. He worked for PwC for five years, primarily concentrating on professional sports teams including the New York Yankees and New Jersey Devils. Bunch also spent almost two years with Deloitte & Touche.

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 loss claims for plaintiffs and other claimants.

Bunch is not an employee or member of law firm.

Cameron B. Ross

About Cameron B. Ross
Cameron Ross, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Director of Operations for Claris Processing, has worked in Tampa for the past 15 years. A graduate of Furman University, Ross spent eight years working in finance and business development. She has also acted as campaign manager for local and national election candidates within both major parties. Most recently, Ross served the attorney general for the State of Florida as director of external affairs.

Ross is not an employee or member of law firm.

Allan Juhl

About Allan Juhl
Allan Juhl, CPA, Senior Analyst with Claris Processing, has worked in the Tampa area for the past 20 years. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Juhl spent 10 years as an internal auditor. He also owned a computer consulting company and a popular local restaurant. Additionally, he worked as accounting manager of a growing manufacturing company.

Juhl is not an employee or member of law firm.

Patrick Mickler

About Patrick Mickler
Patrick, Vice President at Claris Law, is the client liaison for The Law Office of Thomas L. Young, serving as the conduit between the firm and its clients. His responsibilities include client outreach, communication and follow up. In his free time, the Tampa native enjoys golf, travel and spending time with his wife, Natalie, family and friends. He is an avid fan of all Tampa Bay professional sports and, of course, the Florida Gators. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University.

Mickler is not an employee or member of law firm.