In a special Thanksgiving episode of Civilly Speaking, host Sean Harris speaks to four OAJ members — Andy Young of The Law Firm for Truck Safety, Allen Tittle of Tittle & Perlmuter, Eleana Drakatos of Yacobozzi Drakatos, LLC, and Brian Miller of Miller Law — about cases that made a huge difference for their clients.
The Law Firm for Truck Safety LLP
Andy Young focuses his law practice on helping victims and survivors of truck crashes. His clients are pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, ordinary motorists, and even truck drivers all involved in catastrophic and fatal truck crashes. Due to the devastating nature of this work, Andy has worked with the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and other national safety advocacy groups to try to prevent these tragedies before they happen. He has even testified as a “Truck Safety Advocate” before the United States House of Representatives. Andy is NBTA Board Certified in Truck Accident Law.
Andy holds what is believed to be the largest trial verdict in the State of Ohio for a truck crash at 42.4 Million Dollars as the lead trial attorney for two brain injured teenagers. Andy has received national awards in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 from the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group (AAJ TLG), a 400-member national organization. Andy currently serves as the Chair of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorney’s Education Committee. Andy has further been recognized as the 2016 Member of the Year for the Lorain County Bar Association and received a 2015 Distinguished Services Award from the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) for his work as the Founding Chair of their Truck Safety Section.
Experiential knowledge is key to a successful resolution in a truck crash case. Andy and three other lawyers at The Law Firm for Truck Safety presently hold Class A CDLs. Andy also owns a Peterbilt 359 Semi-tractor and a 45 foot “car-hauler” trailer. This experiential knowledge helps make him formidable in cross examining a truck driver and truck company safety and administrative personnel.
Mr. Young has earned an AV® Preeminent peer rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his trial experience has been recognized by his peers through an invitation and election into membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). You can reach Mr. Young by his cell phone 216-789-4832 or through his email –
Yacobozzi Drakatos, LLC
Eleana Drakatos is an attorney for Yacobozzi | Drakatos LLC, where she focuses her practice on representing people that have been injured and families that have lost a loved one due to someone else's fault. Eleana and her law partner, Dennis Yacobozzi, II, have over 20 years of combined legal experience in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, product liability, and premises liability. Eleana graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a double major in Psychology and Neuroscience, and earned her law degree from Capital University Law School.
Eleana’s commitment to the practice of law extends beyond her work at the office. She enjoys working with legal organizations that help attorneys do better for their clients. In 2018, she was elected to serve as the President of the Ohio State Bar Association for the 2019-20 term. Eleana has previously served as president of the Women Lawyers of Franklin County, and she has served on the Boards of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company, the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the Ohio Association for Justice, and the Central Ohio Association for Justice.
Eleana and her husband, Dennis, enjoy spending time with their daughter. They enjoy biking on the beautiful trails of Ohio, exploring the Ohio food scene, and visiting with family and friends.
Tittle & Perlmuter
Attorney Allen Tittle, co-owner and founder of Tittle & Perlmuter, practices exclusively in the area of personal injury with an emphasis on medical malpractice and nursing home neglect state-wide. Allen has quickly risen through the ranks to be recognized as one of Ohio’s leading personal injury lawyers by services such as Super Lawyers, where he has been chosen to their Rising Stars list for 6 consecutive years, The National Trial Lawyers organization, where he has been named to their 40 under 40 list, and the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, where membership is exclusive to only those attorneys who have received multi-million dollar results on behalf of their clients.
Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A.
Columbus attorney Brian G. Miller is the founder and President of Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., an Ohio personal injury law firm with offices in Worthington and Columbus serving clients in Central and Southern Ohio and statewide.
Brian focuses his practice on representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Committed to achieving meaningful results in every case, Brian prides himself most of all on his hands-on, personal approach and the positive relationships he builds with his clients through direct and ongoing client interaction. Brian’s comprehensive personal injury practice encompasses the following areas, among others: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Wrongful Death, Construction Injuries, Premises Liability, Workplace Injuries, General Negligence, Slip and Fall Accidents, Dog Bites, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents.
Brian’s successes include achieving a nearly $35 million verdict for a client in 2017 which ranked as one of the largest verdicts anywhere in the nation that year, the largest verdict in Ohio in 2017, and the largest verdict ever in Union County. He has also had particular success representing workers injured on the job in cases involving employer intentional torts or third-party liability. He has represented athletes and others who sustained the most severe and catastrophic injuries on the road. Brian currently serves as outside counsel to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.
As a former Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor, Brian has a great deal of trial experience which enhances his ability to litigate injury cases and obtain excellent results for his clients through settlement or trial, many times in the six- and seven-figure range. He has been honored numerous times and recognized by a number of legal organizations for his skills and abilities in providing quality, professional representation to his clients.
Originally from New Jersey, Brian is a long-time resident of Columbus, Ohio who makes his home here with his wife Susan, who is a local real estate agent, and their three children. He coaches his son’s baseball team and enjoys watching all of his children pursue their athletic endeavors. He is a member of St. Peter’s Parish and the Agonis Club of Columbus.