Kimberly Young

Kimberly Young

Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Kim joined Elk & Elk in October of 2009 and currently leads the firm’s motion and appellate practice department. Kim has successfully argued appeals in 10 of Ohio’s 12 Appellate Districts at the Ohio Supreme Court

Her personal and professional interest in civil rights and discrimination work was fostered by Kim’s affiliations as a student-practitioner at a non-profit where her services were available to those otherwise unable to afford representation. Kim continues to provide pro bono assistance in these areas through non-profit organizations as often as possible.

Kim is honored to be listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Settlements and Verdicts

$3.5 Million – Result for injury to neonate/child following placement of a PEG tube, 2011
$2.76 Million Verdict – Motorcycle accident results in death. Plaintiff was riding a motorcycle when the right rear axle broke. An auto parts store sold the defective part, one person was killed and another severely injured, 2015
$1.95 Million – Delay in diagnosing epidermal hematoma, 2016
$500,000 – Unsatisfactory mesenteric ischemia outcome, 2017
$80,000 – Partnership dispute/wrongful termination, 2015

Year Joined Firm

  • 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Discrimination Issues
  • Wage & Hour

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2009
  • Cleveland State University
    • Bachelor's Degree summa cum laude

Published Works

  • Discovery and Utilization of the Electronic Medical Records, CATA News, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Former
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association