Jori L. Youngemail: email@example.com
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Jori L.Young has been an integral member of the firm's toxic tort group. Her most recent accomplishments include serving as lead trial counsel in cases involving a misformulated vitamin supplement. Gurley v. Total Body,et.al. (No. 08 A 93738) was tried to verdict in DeKalb County, GA on September 20, 2011. Holbrook v.Total Body, et al. (No. 08 A 93743-1) was tried before a jury in January 2012 however a settlement was reached prior to verdict. Ms. Young is also actively engaged as national coordinating counsel for a clothing retailer involved in product liability lawsuits arising out of one of the largest clothing recalls in history. As part of this responsibility, Ms. Young is actively involved in the defense of cases pending in federal courts in Alabama, Texas, California, Washington and New Hampshire.
Ms. Young previously spent years defending the welding industry in toxic tort litigation where she was responsible for day to day management of cases in multiple jurisdictions. She was also responsible for overall management of discovery in a mass products liability case involving hundreds of firemen claiming hearing loss from exposure to sirens. This task included the assimilation and organization of millions of pages of e-discovery documentation and data.
Ms. Young is a seasoned trial attorney who has successfully represented a wide range and specialized group of clients through mediation, arbitration and trial. While her concentrations include product liability, toxic tort and general negligence, she has also successfully defended hospitals, physicians and other health care professionals in complex cases involving medical malpractice and nursing home negligence. In another area of interest, she has also defended companies in employment discrimination cases.
Whether overseeing complex discovery or pretrial matters, Ms.Young has consistently achieved favorable results for her clients through all phases of the litigation process. Her practice is broad and varied with cases ranging from sex discrimination to bed bugs. She has the real world experience and the ability to resolve her clients' disputes efficiently and in a cost effective manner and, when necessary, in a courtroom before a jury.
Ms. Young maintains active membership in the Chicago Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.
Illinois Institute of Technology,
University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A., 1995
Supreme Court of the State of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Various Pro Hac Admissions