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Donni Young

Attorney Donni Young

Donni Young, a Louisiana native, graduated from Loyola University New Orleans Magna Cum Laude in 1984 and from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Magna Cum Laude in 1989, graduating third in her class, where she received twelve American Jurisprudence Awards and two Student Bar Association Awards for excellence in fourteen diverse subjects, the Honorable Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr. Award, and the Jack LaNasa Award for Excellence. Ms. Young was also a Member of the Loyola Law Review and a Moot Court Semi-finalist. Ms. Young's educational accomplishments evidence her legal ability. However, Ms. Young's persistence, determination, and work ethic are key to the success she has had on behalf of her clients. She has participated in litigating over 1500 individual and cumulated asbestos claims against manufacturers, distributors, premise owners, and employers resulting in numerous multi-million dollar settlements. Currently, she represents workers and families suffering from mesothelioma as a result of military service, occupational, environmental, and household exposure to asbestos. Not only is Ms. Young a litigator against corporate wrongdoers, she is a counselor who carefully and thoughtfully guides victims and their families through what will be one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Ms. Young is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Rhode Island. She is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Young joined Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen in 2006 and she is the attorney responsible for managing the firm's Rhode Island practice.

Read a note from one of Donni's satisfied clients below:

A Letter from Lila Riemann

Dear Donni,

I’m sorry it took so long to get out this note. I appreciate so much that you took the time to help Dewey and me. I really believe that knowing someone cared enough to fight for him kept him focused on something besides his illness.

I think it wasn’t until his pain became worse, his breathing became so labored and the knowledge that the chemo was not helping that he knew he couldn’t face the struggle any longer. He hated the fact that he had to be taken care of especially since he was always the strong one.

He left this world knowing I would be taken care of and I pray that gave him peace. I appreciate all you have done to make my life more bearable.

I miss Dewey everyday but I’m also grateful for a loving family and for not having a financial burden at this time of my life.

God Bless You,

Lila Riemann

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