While putting himself through college, J.Y. gained valuable experience working with manufacturing and transportation companies before his legal career even began. His work credentials include many hours at:
These days he is a trusted advisor for manufacturing companies and corporate executives in matters of product liability, toxic tort and other general litigation. As part of his work, J.Y. leads the defense for a host of Fortune 500 companies in product liability and premises liability cases alleging personal injury from exposure to a broad range of substances, including solvents, benzene and asbestos.
J.Y.’s extensive experience acting as national and regional counsel in toxic tort claims involves directing the management of litigation, working closely to develop and present defense experts, coordinating discovery efforts and preparing cases for trial. He has actively litigated cases nationwide, including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. J.Y. has defended product liability claims involving a wide range of industrial tools, construction equipment and consumer products. He has also represented individuals and companies in commercial disputes, automobile accidents and pharmaceuticals.
Before joining the firm, J.Y. spent five years on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps trying numerous cases to verdict as a prosecutor and criminal defense counsel, including three murder cases, while stationed in Georgia, Texas, Saudi Arabia and Bosnia.