Thomas L. Holder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Long & Holder, LLP
 | 260 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 1401
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-523-6100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation
Attorney Profile

Thomas L. Holder is the managing partner at the law firm of Long & Holder, LLP. Since the establishment of the Atlanta firm in 1986, Mr. Holder has practiced workers' compensation law exclusively. Thanks to his focus, he is a recognized leader in the state of Georgia, and countless injured workers from throughout DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Cobb counties turn to him each year for assistance pursuing the benefits they need to allow them to recover and remain financially secure.

Mr. Holder earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1981. The State Bar of Georgia granted him admission later that same year. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit also granted him admission in 1981.

With 35 years of legal experience in state, federal and appellate courts to his credit, it is not surprising that Mr. Holder is the recipient of a number of honors. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has a "Superb" Avvo rating. In addition, he is a fellow of the Knights of the Bar, which is a prestigious group only offering membership to lawyers who are not only successful but also proven leaders.

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Holder is a respected leader in the legal community. He has taught a number of Continuing Legal Education classes and spoken at countless seminars. In addition, he currently serves on the board of directors of Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, where he is also secretary, and he is also a long-time board member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's Workers' Compensation Section.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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About Thomas Holder

Admitted 1981, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.longandholder.com/Attorneys/Thomas-L-Holder.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986
  • Avvo.Com Rating of 10.0 out of 10
  • Fellow, Lawyers' Foundation of Georgia
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Blue Ribbon Selection Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Georgia Super Lawyer Top 100, 2012 – 2013 & 2015 - 2016
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2004 – 2016
  • Fellow, The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, 2010
  • Fellow, Knights of the Bar, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • AV, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Secretary of the Workplace Injury & Litigation Group (WILG), 2016
  • Employee Co-Chair of the Workers' Compensation Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, 2016
  • Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2000
  • Founding Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association., 1987
  • Atlanta Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section, Chair, 1986 - 1989
  • State Bar of Georgia Workers’ Compensation, Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Board Member, 1992 - Present
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Secretary, 2015 - Present
  • WC Section of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1992 - 2016
  • Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group, Secretary, 2015 - 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981
  • Georgia, 1981

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairman, Kids Chance, Inc., "Fun Run," 1992
  • The Temple, High Holidays Usher Captain, 2004
  • The Temple, Member, Board of Trustees, 2007 - 2009
  • The Temple, Chairman, Men's Club, 2007 - 2009
  • The Temple, Member
  • Math Superstars Volunteer, Mary Lin Elementary School, 2000 - 2005
  • Inman Park Neighborhood Association, President, 1996 - 1998
  • Board of Directors, Friends of Inman Park, 2006
  • Youth Basketball Coach, 2000 - 2009
  • Grady HS Boys Soccer Team, Public Address Announcer, 2012
  • Atlanta Youth Soccer Association, Team Mgr, 2006 - 2012
  • Kids' Chance, 1992 - 2016
  • Holiday Helping Hands, Inc., 2013 - 2016

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Labor Forum, WRFG-FM, Regular Commentator on Workers' Compensation Issues
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1994 - 1995
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1999
  • Victory Baptist Church, Local Cable Access, Guest commentator on Workers' Compensation issues, 2000
  • Chairman, Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner, State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section, 2000
  • Legal Issues of Workers' Compensation and the LNC Challenge: Workers' Compensation and the Legal Nurse Consultant, AALNC and ICLE, 2000
  • Preparation of the Injured Employee's Case, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Attorneys' Fees, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers' Compensation Claim, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Georgia, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Moderator, Legal Workshop, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2001 - 2002
  • Employment Related Health Issues and Concerns, Poor People's Day at the Capitol, Health Care Workshop, 2002
  • The State of the Maloney Burden Today, Workers' Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association Annual Seminar, 2003
  • Legal Potpourri, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2003
  • Preparing a Case for the Claimant, Georgia Workers' Compensation Practice, Half Moon, LLC, 2003
  • Moderator, Legal Workshop, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2004 - 2005
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, NBI Seminar, 2006 - 2008
  • If It's Personal, It's None of Your Business, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2007
  • Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation, Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2007
  • Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation, Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2009
  • Anatomy of Workers' Comp and the LNCs Role, Georgia Legal Nurse Consultant Society, 2009
  • Anatomy of Workers' Comp and the LNCs Role, AALNC Atlanta Chapter Luncheon, 2009
  • Professionalism, Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Atlanta Bar Association, 2009
  • Recent Decisions of the Appellate Division, Workers' Compensation Institute, 2009
  • Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Institute, 2010
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, NBI Seminar, 2010 - 2011
  • Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation, Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2011
  • Litigation Techniques for the Difficult Workers' Compensation Case, Georgia Public Schools WC Administrators Annual Conference, 2011
  • Calculation of Compensation Ratings and Settlements in Workers' Compensation Cases, Winning Settlement Strategies, ICLE of Georgia, 2011 - 2012
  • Professionalism-A Primer on Practicing Before the State Board of Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner, State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section, 2011
  • Settling your CAT Claim: The End Result, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP Seminar, 2011
  • The Searchers - Panel Presentation & Physician Led Round Table Discussions on the Role of Vocational Rehabilitation & Case Management in Workers' Compensation, State Board of WC Seminar, 2011
  • Litigating Death Cases and Dependency Benefits, Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2012
  • Journey Back to Life Rehabilitation Conference, 2012
  • “Death Claims: A Strategy for Determining Dependency Benefits”, WC Institute and State Board of Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar, 2012
  • Workers' Compensation: Global Washout Agreements, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Employee Program Co-Chair, American Bar Association
  • “Claims Handling”, State Board of Workers’ Compensation Regional Seminar, 2013
  • “The 400 Week Medical Cap in Georgia”, Workers’ Injury & Litigation Group, 2014
  • Complex Workers’ Compensation Issues, NBI, 2014
  • “Mock Trial; DeCATting an Over 65 Year Old Injured Worker”, Atlanta Claims Association Seminar, 2015
  • American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Program Co-Chair, 2015
  • “Conservators and Death Claims-Special Considerations”, ADR in the Workers’ Compensation Arena, ICLE of Georgia, 2016
  • “Workers’ Compensation Legal Issues”, AgriTrust of Georgia Agents’ Conference, 2016
  • “New Circumstances, New Injury? Defining the Conceptual Limits of the ‘Fictional’ New Accident” , WC Section of the State Bar Newsletter, Spring, 2010
  • Associate Editor, The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 - 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Client vs. Employer/Insurer, Outcome: 300,000 plus a 200,000 MSA
  • Injured Worker vs. Employer/Insurer, Outcome: 1,000,000 plus a $382,922.00 MSA
  • Injured Worker vs. Employer/Insurer, Outcome: $450,000 plus medical bills
  • Builders Ins. Group v. Ker-Wil Enterprises, 274 Ga. App. 522 (2005)

Educational Background:

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, B.A., Major: History/Political Science, 1977
Office Location for Thomas L. Holder

260 Peachtree St., NW
Suite 1401
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-523-6100

 

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Last Updated: 9/12/2016

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