Throughout his life, Andre Tylor (“A.T.”) Young, Esq. has always advocated for others. Andre is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the late Willie James Young who retired from General Motors and was an active UAW member and Mrs. Bobbie Young-Brinson who retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and now resides in Ellenwood, Georgia. Andre is the fourth of his parents’ five children. An honor student at Southwest DeKalb H.S., he was a National Achievement Finalist and was awarded an academic scholarship to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
After his father’s passing, he returned home to Atlanta to complete his studies. Andre graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Studies Instruction. While a student at Georgia State, Andre served as a Member of the Student Advisory Council to the Board of Regents to the University System of Georgia, President of the Student Body, and Director of Campus Activities and Programs. In 1999, A.T. was chosen by the National Association for Campus Activities (www.naca.org) as the Southeast Regional Student Leader of the Year. He also interned with Atlanta City Councilwoman Cathy Woolard.
After leaving Georgia State, Andre began a career as an educator. He taught middle school Social Studies in Atherton, California. While teaching in California, he was also an assistant coach of the freshman basketball team at Sequoia High School. Feeling called to do more for people, Andre decided to attend law school. Andre entered the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis (now the McKinney School of Law) under the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) fellowship, a fellowship awarded by the Supreme Court of Indiana.
During his time in law school, A.T. served on The Dean’s Academic Advisory Committee where he interviewed candidates for professorships and made recommendations to the Dean of the law school about course offerings and master class schedules. He also served as a representative for the Student Bar Association before receiving his Juris Doctor degree upon graduation.
While pursuing his law degree Andre also worked full-time as a high school U.S. history teacher at Speedway H.S. in Indiana. He was an active member of the Speedway Teacher’s Union and the National Educator’s Association. He was also the sponsor of the Student Government Association. For his efforts at Speedway High School, A.T. was recognized by the Top Ten Students as Teacher of the Year for two consecutive years.
While in law school, A.T. clerked for the Honorable Davidson Momah, administrative law judge of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. He also interned for the Law Offices of Robert Wesley the Public Defender of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando, Florida, and clerked for the Law Offices of Shapiro and Kauffman, P.A in Orlando Florida, a firm specializing in accident and personal injury law. After graduating from law school and passing the Florida Bar exam, A.T. opened his law firm and has been in practice for several years.
Andre is a member of River of Life Christian Center in Orlando, FL. He loves being outdoors and spends as much time as possible outdoors exercising, biking, or grilling out. He is an avid reader, serial entrepreneur, and real estate investor.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury – automobile accidents, slip and fall, dog bites
- Torts against children
- Employment discrimination
- Will, trusts, and estates
- Landlord/tenant issues
- Real estate law
- Title agent
- The State of Florida, admitted 2008
- Middle District of Florida Federal Court, admitted 2009
- United States Supreme Court, admitted 2011
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Fellow Class II
- Florida Bar, Member
- Orange County Bar Association, Member
- Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, President 2014-15; President-elect 2013-14; Parliamentarian 2012-13
- Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, Member
- American Association for Justice, Member
- Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis – Juris Doctorate
- Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA – Masters of Education in social studies instruction, with honors
- Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA – Bachelor of Arts in history, Golden Key National Honor Society
- United Way Emerging Leader Board, Membership Chair (2014)
- LifeWork Christian Leadership, 2014-15 Class
- City of Orlando, Mennello Museum Board, Member (2013-2015)
- African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, Eagle Award Recipient (2011)
- Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Lawton Chiles Preparatory School (2009)
- Orange County Public Schools, Teach In Program (2008, 2009, 2010)
- Central Florida Urban League Young Professionals (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida (2009 and 2010)
- Guardian Ad Litem Seminole County Florida (2007)
- American Diabetes Association Gala Committee member (2008 and 2009)
- 100 Black Men of Central Florida 2016- present
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc,
- General Counsel, Hannibal Square Community Land Trust 2014-Present