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Experience

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J. Bradley Young has almost thirty years of experience in all aspects of workers compensation defense in both Missouri and Illinois, including the investigation of claims, trials, and appellate work. Mr. Young has spoken before corporate organizations and at in-house client seminars for many years, and frequently lectures for nationally known seminar companies on topics relating to workers’ compensation claims, employer liability, and third-party administration of claims.

Legislative Drafting

Mr. Young was on the legislative drafting committee for the 2005 revision to the Missouri Workers Compensation Act and provided legal counsel to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2005 on how to reform the Missouri Workers Compensation Act.  Mr. Young also drafted large portions of the proposed 2018 revisions to the Missouri Workers Compensation Act.  Additionally, Mr. Young is frequently called to testify before the Missouri Legislature on issues related to how legislative changes to the Act might affect Employers and Insurance Carriers throughout Missouri, including most recently:

  • Missouri Senate, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, testifying in support of Senate Bill 601 regarding whether the Missouri Division of Workers Compensation should adopt a medical fee schedule.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Brad is a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences, and safety meetings throughout Missouri and Illinois on issues related to Workers Compensation Defense, Employment Law, and OSHA issues.  Upcoming speaking engagements include:

  • Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Workers Compensation Claims.  Seminar for Broadspire TPA, July 23, 2018.
  • Ethics for Workers Compensation Adjusters.  Seminar for Broadspire TPA, August 1, 2018.
  • 15th Annual Greater St. Louis Safety & Health Conference, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    at the Busch Student Center, Saint Louis University.  For more information, contact the Safety Council of Greater St. Louis at 314-621-9200 or 877-237-2338 or email [email protected]

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 Workers Compensation Seminar Benefiting Kid’s Chance of Missouri, Friday, April 20, 2018, at St. Louis University  School of Law.
  • SSM Spring Workers Compensation Conference, April 19, 2018, Bridgeton, MO.
  • The Human Resource Manager: Essential Skills for Everyday Issues.  April 3 & 4, 2018, at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza, Clayton, MO.
  • Ameren Electric/American Society of Safety Engineers: Emerging Issues.  March 5, 2018, at the Ameren Electric HQ in St. Louis.

Media

Mr. Young is the legal analyst for KMOX Radio in St. Louis, and is a frequent guest on local television station KTVI Channel 2, commenting on various legal issues and trends.  Additionally, Mr. Young writes monthly articles for journals and magazines on a wide variety of legal topics.  Some of the more recent media appearances include:

  • KMOX Radio Overtime, July 19, 2018, discussing topics related to the legal challenge to Missouri Gov. Parson’s appointment of a Lieutenant Governor and issues related to the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: Hancock & Kelly,  July 13, 2018, discussing the $4.7 billion personal injury jury award against Johnson & Johnson, the basis for the jury award, and the probable grounds for appeal.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, July 10, 2018, discussing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, confirmation hearing issues, and strategies for both confirming the nomination and fighting the nomination.   Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, June 28, 2018, discussing topics related to the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and issues related to the timing of the pending confirmation hearings.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, June 26, 2018, discussing the Supreme Court decisions pertaining to the President Trump Travel Ban and the decision to strike down a California law that required pro-life abortion counseling clinics to provide information on how to obtain abortions.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, June 25, 2018, discussing the cash bail reform movement and the Supreme Court decision in US v. Carpenter dealing with 4th Amendment protections regarding  the use of cell phone records by police in the absence of a warrant.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: The Charlie Brennan Show,  June 5, 2018, discussing the cash bail reform movement and the possible legal and political ramifications of same.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, June 21, 2018, discussing topics related to the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order related to separating families at the border, the legal investigation into the St. Louis County decision to lease real estate at the former Northwest Plaza site, and whether Gov. Parson has the legal authority to appoint a Lieutenant Governor.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: Hancock & Kelly,  June 15, 2018, discussing decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court on wearing political clothing into voting areas, the constitutionality of purging voter rolls, and the constitutional requirements for splitting California into 3 states as proposed by the recent ballot initiative.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: The Charlie Brennan Show,  June 5, 2018, discussing the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, refusing to force a Christian baker to make a wedding cake for a gay couple based on discriminatory actions against the baker by Colorado Commission on Human Rights.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: Hancock & Kelly,  June 1, 2018, discussing whether police officers can monitor Facebook posts using fake identities and whether prosecutor Kim Gardner violated Missouri Law when she dismissed criminal charges against Gov. Greitens.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, May 31, 2018, discussing the cost to the tax payers of St. Louis related to the Gov. Greitens trial and possible ethical violations by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: Hancock & Kelly,  May 30, 2018, discussing the legal details related to the resignation of Governor Greitens and how the resignation will affect the other pending criminal investigations.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio,  May 29, 2018, discussing the resignation of Governor Greitens and circumstances that may have lead to his resignation.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, May 24, 2018, discussing topics related to the constitutionality of Pres. Trump banning Twitter users from posting and Amazon’s decision to sell facial recognition software to police departments.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio, May 14 – 18, 2018: daily segments discussing the dismissal of charges against Gov. Greitens in the invasion of privacy case, issues related to potential criminal violations by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, and issues related to the potential impeachment of Gov. Greitens.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KTRS Radio,The McGraw Show , May 16, 2018, discussing the recent Supreme Court decision allowing states to permit sports betting, the legal implications of this decision, and how this will affect Missouri and Illinois.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio, May 11 – 13, 2018, providing daily analysis regarding the jury selection and trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on charges related to invasion of privacy.
  • KMOX Radio The Charlie Brennan Show, May 10, 2018, discussing jury selection in the Governor Greitens’ criminal trial, how juries are picked, and issues related to how evidence will be presented once the trial begins.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, May 10, 2018, discussing topics related to tax credits for residential solar panels and voting rights.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KTVI Fox 2/KPLR 11 Television,  May 7, 2018, discussing the Judge’s rulings on various motions in the Governor Greitens Criminal Trial and how this will affect the prosecution of the case.
  • KMOX Radio, May 4, 2018, hosting 2 hours of discussions on various legal topics including using DNA evidence for criminal prosecutions and how surveillance technology affects the privacy of all Americans.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, May 2, 2018, discussing the latest developments in the Governor Greitens Criminal Trial.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KTVI Fox 2/KPLR 11 Television, April 19, 2018, discussing whether the private investigator hired by the Prosecutor can “plead the 5th Amendment” under oath regarding possible investigation misconduct and how a jury might react to this.  Click Here to listen to audio from the television interview.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, April 17, 2018, discussing the pending decision from the judge in the Gov. Greitens felony proceeding on whether the indictment will be dismissed due to prosecutor misconduct and the possible impact of a second felony investigation against Gov. Greitens.    Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, April 9, 2018, discussing the legal ramifications of the search warrant that was served on President Trump’s personal attorney, the possible ramifications on attorney-client privileged communications, and issues related to new information in the Governor Greitens felony investigation.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, April 5, 2018, discussing topics related to concealed carry gun laws in Missouri and new proposed legislation to prohibit “gun-free zones”, Facebook Data Breaches, and whether juvenile criminal suspects should be tried as adults.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: Hancock & Kelly, March 12, 2018, discussing lawsuits against retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart based upon refusals to sell guns to those under the age of 21 and whether persons who live in government-subsidized housing can be required to give up their right to bear arms.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, discussing topics related to constitutional issues involved with The Geek Squad looking for illegal material on computers, and cases at the US Supreme Count dealing with whether states can legalize sports betting, as well as whether Microsoft can be forced to produce emails that are stored internationally.  March 8, 2018.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KTVI Fox 2/KPLR 11 Television, February 28, 2018, discussing whether private investigators used by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office are required to turn over evidence favorable to Governor Greitens that is discovered during the investigation, and how questionable evidence could affect the trial or future appeals.  Listen to audio from the television interview.
  • KMOX Radio The Charlie Brennan Show, February 27, 2018, discussing the most significant cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this term and how the outcomes of these decisions could impact Unions, President Trump’s Immigration Policy, Free Speech, and issues related to the indictment of Missouri Governor Greitens.   Listen to the MP3
  •  St. Louis Public Radio, KWMU, February 23, 2018, discussing the indictment against Governor Greitens for invasion of privacy, probable evidence used by the Grand Jury, and the political implications of the indictment.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, February 22, 2018, discussing the indictment against Governor Greitens for invasion of privacy, probable evidence used by the Grand Jury, and the political implications of the indictment.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio The Charlie Brennan Show, February 19, 2018, discussing the legal ramifications of the criminal investigation into Governor Greitens and whether the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction over the alleged criminal acts. Listen to the MP3
  • KMOX Radio Overtime (variety of topics discussed), February 15, 2018.  Listen to MP3
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, February 5, 2018, discussing the results of the court proceeding on whether an injunction should be issued against Governor Greitens for using the Confide App in possible violation of the Missouri Sunshine Laws.  Listen to the MP3
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, January 2, 2018, on litigation filed against Governor Greitens based upon his use of the Confide App and whether the use of the app violates the Missouri Sunshine Laws.  Listen to the MP3
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, December 13, 2017, discussing whether Governor Greitens use of the Confide App violates Missouri Sunshine Laws.  Listen to the MP3
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, November 14, 2017, discussing digital identity theft and steps to prevent same.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, November 6, 2017, discussing digital piracy related to streaming movies online from unlicensed web sites.  Listen to the MP3
  • KMOX Radio At Your Service, October 22, 2017, discussing how Fitbit and other personal digital devices are being used by law enforcement to track the activities of suspected criminals.  Listen to MP3
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, October 12, 2017, discussing gerrymandering by various state legislatures, whether the U.S. Supreme Court will find this to be unconstitutional, and why this issue is politically important.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, October 6, 2017, discussing legislation to address liability issues related to self-driving automobiles.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, September 30, 2017, discussing Trademark issues with The Washington Redskins Football Team and decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court affecting the Trademark.  Listen to MP3
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, September 22, 2017, discussing the Equifax data breach and legal issues related to same.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, September 6, 2017, discussing whether private schools can dismiss or punish students for comments made on social media away from school.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, August 18, 2017, discussing whether social media posts by a Missouri State Representative threatening the President of the United States violate federal law.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, July 14, 2017, discussing litigation against President Trump’s blockage of people from his Twitter account.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, June 27, 2017, discussing the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Trinity Lutheran Church case while overturned a ban against state funds going to church-based schools.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM,  May 15, 2017, discussing a global computer virus known as “ransom ware” and how this affects computers and businesses.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, April 26, 2017, discussing school computers provided by Google that collect personal data on school children.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, April 20, 2017, discussing oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Trinity Lutheran Church case on whether Missouri can provide non-sectarian benefits to church-based schools.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, April 14, 2017, discussing cyber-bullying statutes and how these statutes are affecting school operations.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, March 29, 2017, discussing Net Neutrality actions by the FCC, federal statutes addressing Net Neutrality, and this could affect access to broadband internet access.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, March 15, 2017, discussing class action lawsuits filed against opioid manufactures for excessive distribution to opioids to rural counties across the United States.
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, January 26, 2017, discussing BMI and ASCAP litigation pertaining to lawsuits filed by music copyright holders against local restaurants.  Listen to the MP3
  • KMOX Radio Total Information AM, January 13, 2017, discussing how the type of computer one uses, and the location of the internet access, can affect the price paid for items bought online and the legality of zip code discrimination for online shopping.

Legal Education

  • St. Louis University – Juris Doctor (with honors), 1990

Undergraduate Education

  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale – Bachelor of Arts, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1990
  • Illinois, 1991

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar (Member, Workers Compensation Section)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • www.workerscompensation.com
  • KMOX Radio St. Louis