Introducing The Law Firm for Truck Safety

Only two firms in Ohio dedicate over 90% of their work to representing injured survivors and families of truck crashes: Toledo-based Leizerman & Associates and Cleveland-based Young & McCarthy. In 2020, these two firms merged, becoming The Law Firm for Truck Safety.  With lawyer-staffed offices near Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo to best serve you.

In 2021, Matthew E. Wright and Joe Ervin joined as partners. Matt manages the Nashville Office, and Joe manages the Oklahoma office.

Michael Leizerman, Andy Young, Matt Wright, and Joe Ervin have been friends and collaborators on nationwide safety initiatives for years.  They enjoy national reputations, record-setting verdicts and settlements and invitations to educate attorneys throughout the country on litigating truck crash cases. Fiercely compassionate, the attorneys at The Law Firm for Truck Safety maximize recoveries for their clients and co-counsel. And together they will continue to advocate for truck safety initiatives aimed at preventing truck crashes at local and national levels.



1 National Board of Trial Advocacy Board Certified in Truck Accident Law
2 Holds Commercial Drivers License

Why The Law Firm for Truck Safety?

1. Six Board-Certified Attorneys in Truck Accident Law

No other law firm in the country has as many attorneys with Board Certification in Truck Accident Law.


Why Board Certification Matters

2. Five Attorneys Licensed to Drive Commercial Trucks

No other law firm has as many lawyers as The Law Firm for Truck Safety who hold a license to drive commercial trucks.


How we step into truck drivers’ shoes

3. Over 60 Multi-Million Dollar Settlements and Verdicts

Michael Leizerman holds the largest wrongful death consortium-only verdict in Ohio: $16 million. Andy Young holds the largest truck crash verdict in Ohio: $42.4 million.

Our attorneys’ record-breaking verdicts

4. Publications and Lecturers about Truck Crash Law

Michael and Rena Leizerman co-authored Litigating Truck Accident Cases, a three-volume treatise published by Thomson Reuters Corporation, the largest legal publisher in the world. The treatise is updated every year and is the definitive source on truck accident law and litigation, with over $1 million in sales.

We wrote the book

5. Leaders in Litigation Groups and Professional Associations

Andy Young and Joshua Leizerman were the founding chair and vice-chair of the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)’s Truck Safety Section. Michael Leizerman was a founding chair of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA). Rena Leizerman is the founding president of the National Board of Truck Accident Attorneys (NBTA).

Our commitment to service

6. Tireless Safety Advocates

Roadway and truck safety advocacy is one of our core values. Our attorneys are committed to donating time and money to various truck safety and highway advocacy groups.

Working to prevent truck crashes

We Want to Help You with Your Truck Crash Lawsuit Today

Our lawyers have been consulted and hired as co-counsel all over the country.  When hired we frequently hear, “I want to be a sponge and learn all I can from you.”  We make the commitment to our co-counsel to share all that we know.  Several of our co-counsels have involved us in so many repeat matters that they have now become leading authorities in truck crash law.  Some of our best friendships and relationships have come from working with our co-counsels.

We have represented and received referrals from state and federal judges, members of congress, trucking defense lawyers, and even court reporters (who really get to see lawyers in action), as well as attorneys in all practice areas.

While we primarily operate out of Ohio, we handle cases nationwide with attorneys licensed to practice law in nine States and in Washington, D.C.  We have helped attorneys handle truck accident cases on a pro hac vice basis in an additional 17 States.  Our clients have come from almost every state in the country and as far away as Canada and South Korea.  Why hire The Law Firm for Truck Safety to help you?  Because no other law firm in Ohio, arguably no other law firm in the entire country, can provide you the combined truck accident litigation experience and expertise of the lawyers at The Law Firm For Truck Safety. We look forward to working with you.

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