Attorneys

Experience

Arnold Young is a partner in the Savannah office and has a general trial practice. Arnold has experience in major defense cases involving products liability, medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and truck and crane casualties. He also has extensive experience in insurance law. Arnold is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia and a former lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is general counsel to HunterMaclean.

Arnold is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.

Arnold is the author of articles on various legal topics, including “Inflation, Taxes and Other Games of Chance,” published in the Georgia Defense Lawyers Journal. He has also spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics, including indemnity, motion practice, and legal ethics.

Arnold received his B.B.A. in Accounting in 1963 and his LL.B. in 1965 from the University of Georgia. As an undergraduate at Georgia, he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.

Representative Engagements

  • Albert Hamm, et al. v. Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA
  • Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc. v. Numerous insurance companies, 187 Ga. App 477, 370 SE 2d 765; 187 Ga. App. 477, 370 S.E. 2d 770; 190 Ga. App. 814, 380 S.E. 2d 504; 258 Ga. 800, 375 S.E. 2d 221; 196 Ga. App. 503, 396 S.E. 2d 541; 207 Ga. App. 392, 427 S.E. 2d 861
  • Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc. v. U.S.A. (Dept. of Navy) (Not reported)
  • Baker v. Bonny (Not reported)
  • Benton v. Hardaway Constructors, Inc., 1985 AMC 1506 (1985)
  • Bowden v. Thurston Motor Liens
  • Brown v. SCL v. Union Camp, 554 F.2d 1299 (certiorari denied) U.S. District Court.
  • Causey v. Dico, Inc. (Not reported)
  • Chatham Steel Corporation v. Liberty Mutual (Not reported) U.S. District Court.
  • Cotton v. Smart Professional Photos, 221 Ga. App. 609, 472 S.E. 2d 92
  • Cranford v. IBM (Not reported)
  • CSXT v. Levant, 262 Ga. 313, 417 S.E. 2d 320; 200 Ga. App. 856
  • Curl v. IBM, 517 F.2d 212
  • Deering v. Scarvalone
  • Drew v. PPM Cranes, Inc., et al. (Suit 1996-Resolved 2002) (Not reported)
  • Ervin v. National Union Fire Insurance and Tarmac. 56 F.3d 1391
  • Eva Hargrove v. Toyota, U.S. District Court (1999)
  • Gardino v. Caribbean Lumber Co., 447 F.Supp. 1337; 587 F.2d 209. U.S. District Court
  • Gary v. Smith v. Hagin’s Appliances (Not reported)
  • Green v. Vintage Enterprises, Inc. (Not reported)
  • Groover v. Employer & Legion Indemnity (Not reported)
  • Helmly v. Union Camp and CSX Railroad, 849 F.2d 1479; 258 Ga. 263, 367 S.E. 2d 796
  • Jeffers v. Estate of Fritch (Not reported)
  • Kline v. P.R. Newswire, Dow Jones, et al. 176 F.3d 495; 207 F.3d 664; 213 F.3d 650 (certiorari denied)
  • Memorial Medical Center v. Royal Insurance Company (1999)
  • Miller v. Orthologic/Sutter Corp, 218 F.3d 748
  • Numerous Plaintiffs v. Baxter Healthcare (1994-2000) (Not reported)
  • Overstreet v. Memorial Medical Center (Not reported)
  • Parents of Deceased v. Automobile Manufacturer
  • Purcell v. Joyner, Gay & Taylor, 231 Ga. 85, 200 S.E. 2d 363. Superior Court, Chatham County
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital v. Norair, 147 Ga. App. 595, 249 S.E. 2d 642
  • Save the Bay v. City of Savannah and Dunn, 227 Ga. 436, 181 S.E. 2d 351
  • SCL Railroad (now CSXT) (Most not reported)
  • SCL v. Union Camp Corporation and Pacific Carrier, 465 F. Supp. 050; 489 F. 2d 152 (1974). U.S. District Court
  • Scott V. Memorial Medical Center (Not reported)
  • Smart Professional Photocopy Corporation v. Dixon, 216 Ga. App. 825, 456 S.E. 2d 233
  • Springfield Plantation Homeowners Association v. Floyd, 245 Ga. App. 535, 538 S.E. 2d 455
  • Tanya Welch v. Holiday Inns
  • Two jury trials v. Georgia-Pacific (Not reported)
  • U.S.A. ex rel. Jeff Cox v. Memorial Medical Center (Not reported)
  • Union Carbide v. Thiokol, 890 F.Supp. 1035
  • Van Etten v. Ford Motor Co. and Firestone
  • Various Pharmacies v. Systemed Pharmacy, Inc., Blue Cross, et al. (part of Merck Medco)

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America: Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation; 2003-2018

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Georgia Super Lawyers: Civil Litigation Defense; 2005, 2007 & 2009-2017

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2015

Arnold Young was named the Best Lawyers’ 2015 Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Lawyer of the Year recognizes a single attorney in each practice area within a designated metropolitan area and reflects exceedingly high marks for accomplishments, integrity, and talent from lawyers in that same field within each community.

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2013

“Arnold C. Young has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Savannah Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.”

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.”

Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite: 2012-2013

Georgia Trend Magazine’s annual listing of Georgia’s top attorneys, selected by their peers. The list includes eight practice areas: business law; personal injury litigation; criminal law; labor and employment; taxes, estates and trusts; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; family law; and general practice/trial law.

Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated

The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.


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Publications & Presentations

Publications

Your Business Needs Adequate Insurance Protection--And So Do You

HunterMaclean Partner Arnold Young discusses the key types of insurance business owners may want to consider.

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Complete Your Auto Insurance

By Arnold C. Young, published on May 4, 2011, in Business in Savannah.

We all put ourselves and our families at risk every time we get in an automobile.
Most people who consider automobile insurance think only about the amount of liability coverage they have if they are sued. Certainly that is important, but what about the serious injury and disability you may suffer when the other driver who caused the accident has little or no liability insurance? How can we protect ourselves and our family from the losses caused by serious injury?
The answer is Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage available on your auto insurance. The legal minimum is $25,000 – about 10 minutes in the Emergency Room. You can and should have much more.

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News

23 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys for significant achievements in their area of practice.

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Thirteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean was recently honored with the selection of eight HunterMaclean attorneys as 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers and five attorneys as 2017 Rising Stars. Attorneys are selected based upon peer review, professional achievements, and independent research.

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21 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Best Lawyers, which is published annually in almost 70 countries, recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice.

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Fifteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Ten HunterMaclean attorneys were recently selected as 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers and five attorneys as 2016 Rising Stars. The prestigious Super Lawyers honor, awarded annually, represents the top five percent of attorneys in each state in the nation.

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20 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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Thirteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean attorneys were recently honored as 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyer honor is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state.

 

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected For The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 22 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.

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Fifteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Atlanta magazine just announced the top attorneys in the state of Georgia, and 15 attorneys at HunterMaclean were named either Georgia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.

 

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected as Georgia Trend 2013 Legal Elite

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that Georgia Trend recently honored five HunterMaclean attorneys in the magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” ranking, which recognizes top attorneys in the state of Georgia.

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25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Nine HunterMaclean attorneys were recently recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers. Two of the firm’s partners were also named Rising Stars.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for Georgia Trend’s 2012 “Legal Elite” Issue

Georgia Trend honored 14 HunterMaclean attorneys in the magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” issue, which recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia.

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28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

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10 HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers

Ten HunterMaclean attorneys have been selected as 2012 Georgia Super Lawyers. Atlanta Magazine will honor the firm’s attorneys in the March 2012 issue.

The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyer honor is awarded annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2012

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently honored a record 23 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “This honor reflects hard work on the part of the firm’s partners and associates.”

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10 HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers for 2011

Atlanta Magazine recently recognized 10 HunterMaclean attorneys as Georgia Super Lawyers in its March 2011 issue.

The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyers honor is given annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research by Law & Politics, a magazine which published the first list of Super Lawyers 20 years ago.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2011

The Best Lawyers in America® for 2011, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 28 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 20 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We’re delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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Nine HunterMaclean Attorneys Honored as Georgia Super Lawyers for 2010

Atlanta Magazine recently named nine HunterMaclean attorneys as Georgia Super Lawyers in its March 2010 issue. The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyershonor is given annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research by Law & Politics, a magazine which published the first list of Super Lawyers 19 years ago.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2010

The Best Lawyers in America for 2010, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 20 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 18 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said John M. Tatum, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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11 HunterMaclean Attorneys named 2009 Georgia Super Lawyers

Atlanta Magazine recently named 11 HunterMaclean attorneys as Georgia Super Lawyers in its March 2009 issue. The prestigious Georgia Super Lawyers honor is given annually to the top five percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research by Law & Politics, a magazine which published the first list of Super Lawyers 18 years ago.

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Eighteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Named 2009 Best Lawyers in America

Eighteen leading attorneys with HunterMaclean were recently named to The Best Lawyers in America listing for 2009, a confidential peer-review survey, breaking the firm record set for 2008, when 16 attorneys earned this top honor.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2008

Sixteen top attorneys with HunterMaclean were recently named to The Best Lawyers in America listing for 2008, a confidential peer-review survey.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said John M. Tatum, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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HunterMaclean Creates Transportation Law Practice Team

HunterMaclean’s Transportation Law Practice Team unites the firm’s shipping, maritime, trucking and litigation experts to offer optimal representation for new and existing clients.

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