25 of Central Florida’s Attorneys and Firms on the RYSE

Andre Young & Earnest DeLoach

Firm: Young DeLoach PLLC
Practice: Auto Accidents, Business Formation, Consulting, Contract Disputes, Family Law, Foreclosure, Labor &

Employment Law, Landlord Tenant, Motorcycle Accidents, Non-Profit Formation, Nursing Home Negligence, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Wrongful Death

Name: Earnest DeLoach, Jr.

Name of Firm: Young DeLoach, PLLC

Bar Admissions: Florida, Federal Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; U.S. Supreme Court
Practice Areas: Business formation and transactions, commercial litigation, real estate, government relations
Major Cases: Various cases for and against major corporations, small and developing businesses and governmental entities
Professional Background: Six years as an associate and senior associate and some of Orlando’s and best law firms; 5 years as a solo practitioner; 1 year as a partner at Young DeLoach PLLC
Professional Affiliations: National Bar Association, Tiger Bay Club, African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
Quote you live by: “Failure is one day coming face to face with the person you might have become.”
Business philosophy: Doing “good” and doing “well” are not mutually exclusive.
Best way to keep a competitive edge: Never stop learning. Hire great talent and let them flourish, rather than hiring mediocre talent and trying to train them to be great.
What motivates you: Being a good example to my son Elijah
Goal yet to be achieved: Funding a multimillion dollar charitable trust in my mother’s name
Greatest obstacle right now: Time
Words I live by: When better is possible, good won’t do.

Judgment calls
Biggest obstacle in the legal field: a lack of seasoned lawyers willing to take an interest in and mentor young lawyers
Best decision: Marrying my wife
Worst decision: Shaving my head in college (it never quite grew back)
Mentor: Judge Hubert Grimes
Most important lessons you’ve learned: Every tub has to sit on its own bottom

True confessions
Why you chose this profession: It’s the only thing I know of that allows me to funnel all of my talents to an end that helps people.
What makes you most neurotic: Being late
I wish more people would take more notice of: My smile. My mom was always so proud of how straight and white they were when I was a kid.
The most surprising thing that happened to me: Being asked to sing a song in an interview for a coveted New York law firm summer internship
A common misperception of me is: That I’m rich!
I’m good at: Taking responsibility
I’m very bad at: Being still
Award/honor you’re most proud of: Husband and father
The world would be a better place if only: we would all be personally responsible and collectively accountable.
Most influential book: The Greatest Salesman In the World by Og Mandino
Favorite sports team: Miami Hurricanes
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption, Glory
Family Life: Andrea (wife), and Elijah (son)

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Name: Andre T. Young

Name of Firm: Young DeLoach, PLLC

Bar Admissions: Florida, Us Supreme Court, Middle District U. S. Federal Court
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Bankruptcy; Employment Discrimination
Major Cases: They are all major when you are starting out, which I am.
Professional Background: Formerly with Young, Simmons & Burt, LLC
Professional Affiliations: Paul C. Perkins Bar Assoc.;
Quote you live by: If better is possible, good is not enough
Business philosophy: Insure that you exceed client expectations
Best way to keep a competitive edge: Always be humble and open to suggestions, criticism and change to stay competitive
What motivates you: Personal desire to reach my potential
Goal yet to be achieved: Become a philanthropist
Greatest obstacle right now: Finding balance between my personal and professional lives
Words I live by: If better is possible good is not enough

Judgment calls
Biggest obstacle in the legal field: None in my opinion
Best decision: To partner with my best friend
Worst decision: Being hesitant to terminate an employee that is not working out
Mentor: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr
Most important lessons you’ve learned: The importance of being frugal, and the flexibility low debt can give you as a business person

True confessions
Why you chose this profession: My sincere desire to help people
What makes you most neurotic: Ignorant people
I wish more people would take more notice of: The sowing that people do prior to the harvest.
A common misperception of me is: That I am younger than I am.
I’m good at: Yard work
I’m very bad at: Relaxing
Award/honor you’re most proud of: Being chosen as teacher of the year in my previous career as a high school history teacher
Personal cause: I have a heart for children and old people
The world would be a better place if only: People were not so selfish
Most influential book: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Favorite sports team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite movie: Glory
Family Life: Single, no kids.



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