At Elk & Elk, we stand by our clients after a serious accident has changed their lives.

Kimberly Young


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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 neonate/child following incorrect placement of a PEG tube which caused quadriplegia, 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 which resulted in partial paralysis, 2016

Misdiagnosis and treatment of mesenteric ischemia resulted in death, 2017

Partnership dispute/wrongful termination, 2015

All lawsuits are different and Elk & Elk makes no representation or promises that it can obtain the same results in other cases. These results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict the outcome of any future legal matter. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.


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

Professional Associations

  • 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

Practice Areas

  • 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


  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum