Thomas L. Holder

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Gerber & Holder Attorneys at Law
 | 16 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone: 678-802-8650
Fax: 404-688-0500
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Thomas L. Holder is a partner at the law firm of Gerber & Holder. Prior to his joining Gerber & Holder in 2018, Mr. Holder was the managing partner of Long & Holder, which was established in 1986. Mr. Holder exclusively represents injured workers in Georgia workers' compensaiton cases. Thanks to his focus, he is a recognized leader in the state of Georgia and nationwide.  He is a Past President of WILG, a natonal organization made up of the leading workers' compensation attorneys from around the country. 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 while going through the workers' compensation process.

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 39 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 has a "Superb" Avvo rating. 

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. He is a long time board member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's Workers' Compensation Section.  He also serves on the Chairman's Advisory Council.

*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.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Workers' Compensation: Claimant

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About Thomas Holder

Admitted: 1981, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.gerberholderlaw.com/work-injury-lawyer-attorney-...

Honors/Awards:

  • AV, Martindale Hubbel, 2020
  • Fellow, The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, 2010, Fellow, College of WC Lawyers, 2010
  • 2004-2020, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Avvo.Com Rating of 10.0 out of 10, Avvo, 10, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founding Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association., 1987
  • President of the Workplace Injury & Litigation Group (WILG).  WILG is the national claimants' lawyer organization, 2018
  • Employee Co-Chair of the Workers' Compensation Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, 2016
  • WC Section of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1992 - 2020, 2020
  • Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Discussion of two catastrophic cases and the ways in which the claimants' attorney, the insurer, and medical provider coordinated their efforts to maximize the outcome for the injured worker. , Presenter, Catastrophic Injury Assessment, Evaluation, & Treatment, WILG Convention, 2020
  • Discussion of cases against airlines for problems the flight attendants are having with uniforms., Presenter, Airline uniform Cases, WILG NE Regional Conference, 2020
  • This speech on National WC Issues was given 12 times between 2018-2019 in my role as president of WILG., Speaker, National WC Issues, 2019
  • If It's Personal, It's None of Your Business, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2007
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, NBI Seminar, 2006 - 2008
  • Moderator, Legal Workshop, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2004 - 2005
  • Preparing a Case for the Claimant, Georgia Workers' Compensation Practice, Half Moon, LLC, 2003
  • Associate Editor, The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 - 2007
  • Legal Potpourri, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2003
  • “New Circumstances, New Injury? Defining the Conceptual Limits of the ‘Fictional’ New Accident” , WC Section of the State Bar Newsletter, Spring, 2010
  • The State of the Maloney Burden Today, Workers' Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association Annual Seminar, 2003
  • “Workers’ Compensation Legal Issues”, AgriTrust of Georgia Agents’ Conference, 2016
  • Employment Related Health Issues and Concerns, Poor People's Day at the Capitol, Health Care Workshop, 2002
  • “Conservators and Death Claims-Special Considerations”, ADR in the Workers’ Compensation Arena, ICLE of Georgia, 2016
  • Moderator, Legal Workshop, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2001 - 2002
  • American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Program Co-Chair, 2015
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Georgia, National Business Institute, 2001
  • “Mock Trial; DeCATting an Over 65 Year Old Injured Worker”, Atlanta Claims Association Seminar, 2015
  • Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers' Compensation Claim, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Complex Workers’ Compensation Issues, NBI, 2014
  • Attorneys' Fees, National Business Institute, 2001
  • “The 400 Week Medical Cap in Georgia”, Workers’ Injury & Litigation Group, 2014
  • Preparation of the Injured Employee's Case, National Business Institute, 2001
  • “Claims Handling”, State Board of Workers’ Compensation Regional Seminar, 2013
  • Legal Issues of Workers' Compensation and the LNC Challenge: Workers' Compensation and the Legal Nurse Consultant, AALNC and ICLE, 2000
  • Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Employee Program Co-Chair, American Bar Association
  • Chairman, Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner, State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section, 2000
  • Workers' Compensation: Global Washout Agreements, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2012
  • Victory Baptist Church, Local Cable Access, Guest commentator on Workers' Compensation issues, 2000
  • “Death Claims: A Strategy for Determining Dependency Benefits”, WC Institute and State Board of Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1999
  • Journey Back to Life Rehabilitation Conference, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1994 - 1995
  • Litigating Death Cases and Dependency Benefits, Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2012
  • Labor Forum, WRFG-FM, Regular Commentator on Workers' Compensation Issues
  • 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
  • Settling your CAT Claim: The End Result, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP Seminar, 2011
  • 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
  • Calculation of Compensation Ratings and Settlements in Workers' Compensation Cases, Winning Settlement Strategies, ICLE of Georgia, 2011 - 2012
  • Litigation Techniques for the Difficult Workers' Compensation Case, Georgia Public Schools WC Administrators Annual Conference, 2011
  • Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation, Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2011
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, NBI Seminar, 2010 - 2011
  • Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Institute, 2010
  • Recent Decisions of the Appellate Division, Workers' Compensation Institute, 2009
  • Professionalism, Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Atlanta Bar Association, 2009
  • Anatomy of Workers' Comp and the LNCs Role, AALNC Atlanta Chapter Luncheon, 2009
  • Anatomy of Workers' Comp and the LNCs Role, Georgia Legal Nurse Consultant Society, 2009
  • Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation, Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2009
  • Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation, Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2007

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Case settled for $117,000.  Client was in an on the job car accident and had a serious back injury., 2020
  • Injured worker vs. employer settled for $2, 900,000.  Injured worker sustained a significant head injury., 2020
  • Widow and Dependent Step-Child vs. Employer/Insurer.  Settled for $238,000.  The key to the case was proving that the dependent step-daughter was, in fact, dependent.  , 2019

Representative Clients:

  • Widow and Dependent Step-Child vs. Employer/Insurer.  The key to the case was proving that the dependent step-daughter was, in fact, dependent.  Once that was accomplished, we were able to settle the cases for $238,000, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, B.A., Major: History/Political Science, 1977
  • Emory U. School of Law, 1981
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Office Location for Thomas L. Holder

16 Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Phone: 678-802-8650

Fax: 404-688-0500

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