About Us

Founded in 2001, the Injury Board (IB) is an exclusive, invitation-only membership organization composed of leading plaintiff trial attorneys throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom.

Nearly all of our members currently hold, or have held, leadership positions at the local and/or state trial lawyer association level, or served as president of the American Association for Justice — the trial bar’s national professional organization.

Not coincidentally, IB members are also leaders in their local communities, working with various charities and causes ranging from veterans’ affairs and children’s issues to pro bono work for the disadvantaged.

By the numbers:

  • 13 Past, Present & Future American Association for Justice Presidents
  • 40+ Governors of the Board of the American Association for Justice (with dozens of former Governors)
  • 75+ Past, Present & Future State & Local Trial Lawyer Association Presidents
  • 90% of member firms currently have partners who hold or have held leadership positions at a local, state or national trial lawyer association

Injury Board Team

Tom Young

Injury Board Founder, and Young & Partners, LLP attorney Tom Young, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of major disasters and product recalls over the past 25 years. Matters include the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2015 Volkswagen “diesel-gate” emissions scandal, numerous prescription drug litigations, and the ongoing nationwide opioid epidemic.

Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Juris Doctor, with Honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While there, Young was one of the first students awarded a Certificate in Environmental & Land Use Law. Young’s practice includes educating and assisting consumers, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government entities in understanding their rights regarding losses due to negligence or disaster in both state and federal court.

Recently, Young turned his attention to providing legal services to farmers, groundskeepers, landscapers, gardeners, pesticide applicators and others who allege they developed Non-Hodgkin lymphoma after frequent use of the weedkiller Roundup, or Parkinson’s Disease from the application of Paraquat; victims of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) caused by ingestion of certain types of infant formula; various health conditions suffered by service members, their families and others stationed at Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune; and certain cancers allegedly caused by long-term use of hair relaxing products or talcum powder. In addition to these important public health cases, the firm regularly investigates new matters of concern and works with litigation counsel to file innovative legal actions when appropriate.

Young is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honor Society, the State Bar of Arizona, the Florida Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Arizona Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., the Florida Justice Association (past Board Member), and the American Association for Justice (past State Delegate). Young was the 2012-2018 President of the Civil Justice Foundation.

Patrick Mickler

Brittany Shideler

As Membership Director for the Injury Board, Brittany Shideler brings a wealth of expertise and vision to her role, developing innovative membership strategies that align with IB goals, while enhancing membership value by building a network of the world’s best plaintiff trial attorneys.

Carla Cornish

As the Director of Member Success at Injury Board, Carla Cornish plays a pivotal role in ensuring members maximize their operational efficiency and unlock their full potential for professional growth.

With a keen understanding of the intricacies of practice management, Carla partners closely with members to identify areas of improvement and implement tailored solutions that streamline processes and drive plaintiff law firm productivity.

In addition to her focus on practice management, Carla is deeply committed to fostering the professional development of our members. Through personalized coaching and mentorship programs, she empowers members to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, and achieve their firm goals.

Eva Sumner

As Creative Director, Eva Sumner brings a unique blend of creativity, innovation, and strategic thinking to her role, elevating members’ brands through storytelling.

With a passion for design and a keen eye for detail, Eva oversees all aspects of visual communication for Injury Board and its members, from brand development and graphic design, to multimedia production and creative direction. Her dynamic approach to visual design ensures that each piece of content resonates with audiences and effectively communicates your brand’s message.

Judy Chaney

Judy Chaney – With a strategic mindset and a passion for driving brand growth, Director of Marketing Judy Chaney excels in crafting impactful marketing strategies that resonate with audiences and deliver exceptional results. Judy specializes in leveraging marketing initiatives to enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty. Her innovative approach brings customer’s marketing success by helping firms navigate the complexities of modern marketing with confidence.

In addition to her role as Director of Marketing, Judy also coordinates our captivating events that leave a lasting impression throughout our membership.