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The Experienced Maritime Lawyers of The Young Firm

At The Young Firm, our maritime and admiralty attorneys are dedicated to providing superior legal counsel to clients injured as a result of another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent conduct. We meticulously prepare each case and are committed to protecting the rights of the catastrophically injured. For more than 50 years, our attorneys have been focusing on maritime and Jones Act law.

If you have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence, we can help you obtain compensation for your losses. Contact our New Orleans maritime and admiralty attorneys today to schedule a free consultation and case review.

It’s little things that let me know that The Young Firm is the best that’s out there. It’s not just the problems of an injury and the accident that is hard on a person during these times, but also things that may be going on with family that discourages people. But with little actions of caring and encouragement when you least expect, it goes a long ways and helps a person. So again I just want to thank you guys for everything you are doing to help with the case and family. God bless all of you at The Young Firm. And thank you once again.” -Robert Q.

Our Maritime Attorneys

Maritime Attorney Tim Young Timothy J. Young View Profile
Maritime Attorney Tammy Harris Tammy D. Harris View Profile
Maritime Attorney Megan Misko Megan C. Misko View Profile

Our Staff

Shanon Office Manager Lea' Case & Finance Director


Lea’ joined the firm in 2000 and is the firm’s Intake and Finance Director. In addition to her handling the firm’s bookkeeping, Lea’ works with Tim to provide clients with helpful information at the beginning of their case and puts them at ease by assisting with any questions or concerns they may have. She has been happily married to her husband, Joe, for over 25 years and they have two amazing children: Beaux and Ellie. Lea’ has lived in the New Orleans area all of her life and feels blessed to have been raised in a city known for its southern hospitality. She and her husband are loyal Saints and LSU fans who enjoy tailgating and attending any festival the city has to offer with their family and friends.

Lise Case Manager at The Young Firm Lise Case Manager


Lise joined the firm in 2011 and is Tim Young’s Case Manager.  She is a certified paralegal and has worked in the legal field for over 20 years. She attended the University of New Orleans and graduated in 2001. Although Lise was born in Chandler, Arizona, she lived and traveled all over our great country with her father who served in the United States Air Force. After hours, she works with Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) shelter. Through her volunteer work, she has helped to re-home thousands of animals. She and her husband enjoy their four dogs: Dino, Speckles, Belle and Gen.  When she’s not rescuing dogs and cats, she likes to take vacations with her husband.

Rebecca Profile Pic Rebecca Case Manager


Rebecca joined the firm in 2013 and is the Case Manager for Megan Misko and Tammy Harris and has been managing legal cases for over 25 years. She’s a certified paralegal with experience working with both plaintiff and defense firms, so she’s very familiar with each side of our cases. Her favorite thing about The Young Firm is working with a great staff who all have the same goal of truly helping the clients. Rebecca is a native of New Orleans and she and her husband are proud parents of two wonderful girls, Madeline and Caroline. They also have a dog, Tyke, two cats, Tiana and Simba. After work, Rebecca enjoys relaxing with friends and family, going to her kids’ sports games and baking. Her favorite pastime is trying new restaurants in New Orleans.

Paige profile picture Paige Client Development Director


Paige is a Client Development Director and helps with the creation and distribution of the firm’s informational materials. She’s also the Coordinator for MAPS, the firm’s scholarship program for merchant mariners. Born and raised in New Orleans, Paige graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2013. In her free time, Paige loves to visit as many local restaurants as possible, attend concerts and festivals, find new recipes and crafts on Pinterest and window shop on Magazine Street. She also loves attending local group exercise classes and playing with her four (yes, four) Dachshunds – Oscar, Minnie, Shemp and Zena.

Kim Profile Pic Kim Medical Coordinator


Kim joined the firm in 2012 and is the firm’s Medical Coordinator. She enjoys working as a liaison between the healthcare providers and our clients by scheduling medical appointments and any recommended medical testing so that our clients have one less thing to worry about. She also works with the providers to ensure that they receive any records and films that they may need prior to our client’s appointments. Kim was born and raised in New Orleans and enjoys watching old movies, reading books, walking with her good friend Raquel, and playing with their rescue cat, Luna. Her most cherished time is spent with her children, Sarah and Katie, and her granddaughter, Annabel.

Andrea Profile Pic Andrea Records Manager


Andrea joined the firm in 2014 and is the firm’s Records Manager. Her strong organizational and management skills have proven valuable in this position. Andrea’s main focus is to ensure that all of our clients’ medical and wage records are received, updated, and summarized in order to keep their cases moving. Her favorite thing about working at The Young Firm is the positive and inviting atmosphere. Andrea was born and raised in Marrero, Louisiana and she and her husband have two children. In her downtime, she loves to spend time with her family and loved ones. Her favorite pastimes are watching movies, “learning” to cook, and catching up on her media gossip.

Joy Profile Pic Joy Front Office Manager


Joy joined the firm in 2014 and is our Front Office Manager. Her professionalism, effective communication, and knowledge are undeniable. All our clients love “Mama Joy” because she makes sure that they are always taken care of. Her favorite thing about working with The Young Firm is that our entire team is like one big, extended family. But there’s more to Joy than the love she has for her job! She and her husband have four children: Evan, Layla, Aria, and Sage. Joy was born in New Orleans and raised in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Outside of work, Joy loves to go fishing, having family get-togethers “just because,” and going to the movies. Her favorite pastimes are cleaning, catching up on her TV shows, and…more cleaning.