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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.

  • LinkedIn Profile and representative client list can be found by clicking here.  Clients include:
    • Domino’s Pizza
    • Great West Casualty Insurance
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance
    • Beelman Truck Company
    • Beelman Ready Mix
    • Geodis Logistics
    • Metro/Bi-State Transportation
    • Harrah’s Casino
    • Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
    • QuikTrip (QT)
    • YMCA
    • Travelers’ Insurance
    • Gallagher Bassett
    • Camping World
    • Kienstra Concrete
    • Dairy Queen
  • Active member of the Workers Compensation Section of the Missouri Bar Association

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:

  • Greater St. Louis Claims Association, Wednesday, February 6, 2018.  Lunch presentation at Spazio’s at Westport Plaza, St. Louis.  For more details, email Rebecca Bereitschaft at [email protected]  
  • American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Conference, Friday, March 1, 2019.  Presentation:  “Workers Compensation: Disruption is the Only Cure to Saving a Broken System”.  Tucson, Arizona.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • 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].
  • American Society of Safety Professionals, Wednesday, October 10, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.  Luncheon at Sybergs, 2430 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO, discussing issues related to the new Commissions on the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, how the Industrial Commission operates, and the Commission can and cannot do from an appellate perspective.
  • October Newsletter for the American Society of Safety Professionals, writing on the appointment of Robert Cornejo to the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.
  • Ethics for Workers Compensation Adjusters.  Seminar for Broadspire TPA, August 1, 2018.
  • Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Workers Compensation Claims.  Seminar for Broadspire TPA, July 23, 2018.
  • 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 media appearances this year include:

  • KMOX Radio Overtime, November 29, 2018, discussing issues related to the status of the new professional soccer stadium and property tax issues related to the proposed soccer stadium.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Hancock & Kelly, November 26, 2018, discussing issues related to liability issues with using rented scooters in St. Louis and procedures associated with applying for asylum in the United States.
  • KMOX Radio, Overnight America, November 21, 2018, filling in as host, discussing issues related to cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this term and the legality of Ivanka Trump’s use of her personal email account for government business.
  • KMOX Radio, Overnight America, November 14, 2018, filling in as host, discussing issues related to the CNN lawsuit against President Trump and the White House based upon the removal of reporter Jim Acosta’s White House Press Credentials, as well as  Stan Lee’s death and Thanksgiving traditions.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio, Overnight America, November 12, 2018, filling in as host, discussing issues related to the legislative agenda for Missouri in 2019 and perspectives on Veteran’s Day.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, November 12, 2018, discussing the legality of demands by recording artists for President Trump to stop using their music, legal issues related to the proposed financing for a new major league soccer stadium, and the proposal by the new Illinois Governor to legalize recreational use of marijuana.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX – At your Service, November 7, 2018, hosting a 2-hour special on post-election analysis for state and federal elections, Missouri ballot initiatives, and state constitutional amendments.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, November 1, 2018, discussing whether President Trump has the authority to modify the 14th Amendment by executive order, and issues related to the upcoming mid-term election.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, October 25, 2018, discussing topics related to the Yahoo class action lawsuit settlement, how this settlement will affect Yahoo users, and issues related to the mail bombs sent to to prominent Democrats and how this might affect the mid-term election.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Hancock & Kelly, October 19, 2018, discussing the 3 different medical marijuana initiatives on the November 6 ballot in Missouri, the differences between the 3 ballot initiatives, and how each ballot initiative would create a different system for medical marijuana in Missouri.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, October 17, 2018, discussing the legality of secret videos taken in Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office demonstrating that her policy views are far more liberal than her public statements in Missouri would indicate, whether the recording of the videos violate Federal or State laws, and the potential political impact of the videos.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, October 15, 2018, discussing topics related to whether Missouri should pass a new gasoline tax and how potential sanctions against Saudi Arabia could affect Boeing St. Louis.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, October 11, 2018, discussing topics related to factors causing the recent stock market drop, whether Columbus Day should be renamed “Indigenous People’s Day”, and whether passengers on airlines should be allowed to bring support animals on flights.  Listen to the MP3. 
  • KMOX, The Mark Reardon Show, October 1, 2018.  sitting in as host for the vacationing Mark Reardon, discussing topics related to what standard of evidence should be used in Supreme Court Confirmation hearings, the impact of the new US Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, and issues related to the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.  Listen to the MP3. 
  • KMOX Overnight Americas, September 28, 2018, discussing the results of the Dr. Ford/Judge Kavanaugh hearing testimony, how this testimony will affect the confirmation vote in the Senate, and how this testimony may affect the mid term elections.  Listen to the MP3. 
  • KMOX Overtime, September 27, 2018, discussing the ever-changing issues with the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, whether the death penalty will return to Illinois, and whether a homeless shelter qualifies as a church under Federal Law.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Overnight America, September 20, 2018, analyzing the evidence presented against Judge Kavanaugh, the lack of corroborating evidence, and the anticipated outcome of the hearings.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, September 13, 2018, discussing topics related to the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings, the legal basis required for the impeachment of a sitting President, and nationwide protests against McDonald’s Sexual Harassment Policies.  Listen to the MP3.  
  • KMOX Radio, Hancock & Kelly, September 7, 2018, discussing the class action lawsuit filed against Google based on tracking users movements even when the Location of Services feature is turned off, and the status of the Judge Kavanaugh hearings and whether Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed as the next Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, September 6, 2018, discussing topics related to President’s Trump’s call to modify libel laws and issues related to the leak of confidential information by senior white house official.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, August 27, 2018, sitting in for host Ryan Wrecker, discussing topics related to whether St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Kim Gardner can selectively choose to dismiss charges against defendants based on her assessment of the credibility of the arresting police officers, and the political ramifications of whether Sen. McCaskill votes for or against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, August 30, 2018, discussing topics related to whether cell phones should be banned in restaurants, California’s decision to eliminate the cash bail system, and how eliminating the cash bail system in Missouri would result in unintended consequences.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio, August 27, 2018, discussing the expanding use of electric scooters across Missouri and Illinois, liability issues related to potential scooter accidents, and how litigation will challenge these issues.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, August 15, 2018, discussing topics related to whether non-disclosure agreements signed by white house employees are enforceable post-termination, whether the phrase “In God We Trust” violates the First Amendment when posted in schools, and privacy issues related to the apparent inability to disable Google tracking in cell phones.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, August 14, 2018, discussing whether non-disclosure agreements signed by white house employees are enforceable post-termination.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: The Charlie Brennan Show,  August 13, 2018, discussing whether the ACLU, as a non-profit corporation, is violating IRS rules and regulations through its endorsement of candidates and direct political activity.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: Hancock & Kelly,  August 10, 2018, sitting in for John Hancock and discussing new issues related to illegal immigration, America’s new fascination with Socialism, and whether an employer can ask prospective employees about their political views.
  • KMOX Radio: The Charlie Brennan Show,  August 9, 2018, discussing how the election of the new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. Wesley Bell, might impact the cash bail reform movement and the possible legal and political ramifications of same.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX News, August 7, 2018, discussing litigation in the Duckboat tragedy on Table Rock Lake, jurisdictional issues with the litigation, and how Missouri’s punitive damage caps may affect any eventual recovery by the plaintiffs.
  • KMOX Radio Overnight America, August 6, 2018, discussing commentator Alex Jones being banned from Youtube and Facebook, whether 1st Amendment Freedom of Speech protections apply to private companies like Google and Facebook, and possible legal ramifications of the anticipated litigation.  Listen to the MP3.
  • KMOX Radio: Hancock & Kelly,  August 3, 2018, sitting in for John Hancock and discussing America’s new fascination with Socialism, issues related to the state of the economy, Universal Basic Income, and whether illegal aliens/undocumented workers should be allowed to vote.
  • KMOX Radio Overtime, July 26, 2018, discussing topics related to the legality of a retirement community refusing services to a gay couple, whether guns made with 3D Printers should be regulated, and proposed smoking bans in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.  Listen to the MP3.
  • 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, sitting in for host Ryan Wrecker, 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.
  • 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, sitting in for host Mark Reardon,  discussing issues 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

Legal Education

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

Undergraduate Education

  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 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