Thomas "Tom" A. Atkinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Atkinson Law Office, P.A.
 | 3900 Northwoods Drive, Suite 130
St. Paul, MN 55112
Phone: 651-333-3636
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

The founder of Minnesota Disability & Atkinson Law Office, P.A., in St. Paul, Minnesota, Thomas A. Atkinson has practiced workers' compensation law for more than two decades. In addition to his primary focus on workplace injury law, Mr. Atkinson also offers representation in matters involving Social Security Disability Insurance. The workers' compensation and disability issues he handles include medical benefits, rehabilitation, light-duty work, benefits discontinuance and involve various disability types ranging from temporary partial to permanent total. Mr. Atkinson provides representation to individuals throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. In addition to serving clients in the Twin Cities, his firm has handled cases in Rochester, Alexandria, St. Cloud, Duluth and northern Minnesota's Iron Range.

Through his past representation of employers and insurance companies in numerous workers' compensation cases, Mr. Atkinson has gained a valuable perspective that helps inform his current legal strategy. Similarly, his own personal experience with a work-related injury has given him firsthand knowledge of the challenges his clients face. This combination of personal and professional experience has helped Mr. Atkinson provide clients with compassionate representation while building a comprehensive case on their behalf. Today, he focuses solely on representing injured workers and disabled individuals and no longer provides legal services to insurers or employers. The fact that many of his cases come to him through referrals from other lawyers serves as a testament to his sterling reputation among his peers.

Mr. Atkinson graduated from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1993 with a Juris Doctor and holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice.

 
Practice Areas
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Workers' Compensation (100%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008

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About Thomas Atkinson

Admitted: 1993, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.mndisability.com/Attorney/Thomas-Atkinson.shtml

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy - Baltimore, Maryland, 1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota Association for Justice - Board of Governors, 2012
  • Minnesota Association for Justice - Member, 2009
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Chair of Insurance for Members Committee, 2003
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Board of Insurance For Members Committee, 2002

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • I spoke with Dr. Nick Wills from Summit Orthopedics on the issues of vocational rehab and QRC involvement in Minnesota workers compensation matters., Lecture, The Pitfalls of Vocational Rehab, Live Lecture St. Paul Hotel, Minnesota Vocational Rehabilition QRCs And Insurance Adjusters, 2015

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Doug DeKeyrel v. Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors and Travelers Group (WCCA November 16, 2016).  Successfully appealed decision of compensation judge's Order denying permanent total disability.  Workers Compensation Court of Appeals unanimously overturned compensation judge's determination and awarded permanent total disability., 2016
  • Mee Lee Thao v. Syovis Life Tech, (WCCA September 2, 2016), Minnesota Workers Compensation Court of Appeals.  Reversed the compensation judges decision, finding a compensable injury and awarding various medical benefits to injured worker., 2016
  • In 2016 our firm has recovered over $10,000,000 in benefits for our clients.  My largest personal settlement was nearly $500,000 for the dependent child of a worker killed on the job.  , 2016

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mee Lee Thao v. Syovis Life Tech, (WCCA September 2, 2016), Minnesota Workers Compensation Court of Appeals.  Reversed the compensation judges decision, finding a compensable injury and awarding various medical benefits to injured worker. Doug DeKeyrel v. Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors and Travelers Group (WCCA November 16, 2016).  Successfully appealed decision of compensation judge's Order denying permanent total disability.  Workers Compensation Court of Appeals unanimously overturned compensation judge's determination and awarded permanent total disability., 2016

Video:

  • I was an injured worker just like you who now is attorney devoted to helping you the injured woker., Injured Worker Just Like You, Workers Compensation, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, B.A. in History, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Minnesota Lawyers For Justice
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    3900 Northwoods Drive
    Suite 130
    St. Paul, MN 55112

    Phone: 651-333-3636

     

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