About

Drew Young

RICHARD ANDREW YOUNG

107 South Broadway
Greensburg, IN 47240
(812) 222-0179

Formal Education

  • Greensburg (Indiana) Community High School (1959-1963)
  • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) (1967)
  • Indiana University Law School at Indianapolis, Juris Doctor (1971)

Professional

  • Admitted to Bar 1971.  Admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court and all Courts of Indiana; United States District Court of Indiana; United States Court of Appeals (Seventh Circuit); United States Supreme Court
  • Law Clerk, Indiana Court of Appeals (Hon. Allen Sharp) (1969-1971)
  • Deputy Prosecutor, Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor’s Office (1971-1972 and 1980-1981)
  • Chairman – Marion County (Indiana) Election Board (1997-2003)
  • Graduate – National College of Advocacy (1975)
  • Member – Character and Fitness Committee of the State Board of Law Examiners since 1991
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association “Trial Lawyer of the Year” (1985)
  • Advocate – American Board of Trial Advocates (1994-2000)
  • Fellow – Indiana College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow – Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1971-1997)
  • Member – Board of Governors (1988-1989)
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • President (1986-1987)
  • Board of Directors (1982-present)
  • Lifetime Director (1988)
  • Legislative Chairman (1983-1985)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2012)
  • Faculty – Indiana College of Advocacy (1997-2000)
  • Member – Decatur County, Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Associations
  • Speaker/Teacher/Demonstrator at legal seminars and symposiums
  • Practice limited to wrongful death and complex injury litigation; construction, products liability, aviation, motor vehicle crashes, premises. What We Do: List of all Areas of Practice

Legislative Advocacy

From 1981 through 1987 was actively involved in lobbying on behalf of injured victims as Legislative Chairman and then President of the 1300 member Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.  This involved writing and amending legislation, Legislature member direct political contact, herding legislation through the Indiana House and Indiana Senate, and position advocacy with legislators, other officeholders, and trade groups.  Fundraising.  Strategic distribution of PAC funds.

Community Service

  • Dayspring Homeless Shelter Development Board (1988-1989)
  • Marion County Child Abuse Council (Board of Directors 1979-1980)
  • United Way Campaigns Volunteer (Chairman, Indianapolis Bar Association Unit – 1977)
  • Crime Stoppers (Board of Directors 1989-1992)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Homeless Project Volunteer (1991-1996)
  • Marion County Election Board (Chairman 1997-2003)
  • Police Athletic League (Board of Directors 1995-2000)
  • Boy Scout Advisory Council (Central Indiana) (1992-2011)
  • Marian University Board of Trustees (2008-present)
  • Alma Taylor Foundation (2011 –    )
  • St. Thomas More Society (2012 –   )
  • Decatur County (Ind) TIF Board
  • Decatur County Family YMCA (Board of Directors 2014 – )