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About Me

I grew up in Valley Stream, NY but have lived in Atlanta since 1977.   I live in the intown neighborhood of Inman Park and have 2 children, 23 and 20.  I am proud of the work we have done representing injured workers in Georgia since 1986.


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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%



Contingent (25%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

41 total 

  • James W. Howard

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many clients to Mr. Holder who were very satisfied with his expertise and services. I have also worked with him on several occasions when I needed to resolve or understand issues in his field. He is very easy to communicate with, knowledgeable, and effective..


    James Howard Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Craig T. Jones

    Tom was one of the first lawyers I met when I moved to Atlanta almost 30 years ago. He is a great worker's comp lawyer, one of the best in Georgia, and he is also a pretty damn good basketball player. But while his skills on the court may have faded, his skills in court have not. I heartily recommend him to anyone who has suffered an on-the-job injury.


    Craig Jones Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Long & Holder, LLP

127 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1515
Atlanta, GA, 30303-1809


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198109/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
FellowKnights of the Bar2015
FellowThe College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLong & Holder, LLP1986 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationProgram Co-chair LEL Section2014 - 2015
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupBoard Member2013 - Present
Old War Horse Lawyers ClubMember2007 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationChairman, Lawyer Referral and Information Service2007 - 2008
Atlanta Bar FoundationCharter Lifetime Fellow2006 - Present
Lawyers' Foundation of GeorgiaFellow2005 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Editor, The Verdict2000 - 2007
State Bar of Georgia Workers' CompensationChair2000 - 2001
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee of the Workers' Compensation SectionMember1992 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMember1988 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association Workers' Compensation SectionFounding Chair1986 - 1989
Atlanta Bar Association Workers' Compensation SectionMember1986 - Present
State Bar of Georgia,Workers' Compensation SectionMember1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Client vs. Employer/InsurerSettled for $245,000
Client vs. Employer/InsurerSettled for $260,000
Client vs. Employer/InsurerSettled for $400,000 plus $250,000 MSA
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Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of Georgia WC Section Newsletter“New Circumstances, New Injury? Defining the conceptual limits of the ‘fictional’ new accident”2010
gaworkerscomp.comTraveling Employees1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Case Western Reserve UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Case Western Reserve UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Lancaster UniversityN/AN/A1976
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WC Midwinter Seminar and ConferenceEmployee Conference Co-chair2015
SeminarMock Trial; DeCATting an Over 65 Year Old Injured Worker2015
Complex Workers' Compensation IssuesAdvanced Workers' Compensation2014
Annual ConferenceThe 400 Week Medical Cap2014
Annual ConferenceModerator2014
Regional SeminarClaims Handling2013
Labor and Employment Law Conference"Workers' Compensation: Global Washout Agreements"2012
Annual SeminarDeath Claims: A Strategy for Determining Dependency Benefits2012
Annual SeminarDeath Claims: A Strategy for Determining Dependency Benefits2012
Workers’ Compensation for the General PractitionerProfessionalism-A Primer on Practicing Before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation2011
Winning Settlement StrategiesCalculation of Compensation Ratings and Settlements in Workers’ Compensation Cases2011
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLPSettling Your CAT Case-The End Result2011
Professional Rehab Suppliers of Georgia Annual SeminarHot Topics in Workers' Compensation2011
Georgia Public Schools WC Administrators Annual ConferenceLitigation Techniques for the Difficult Workers’ Compensation Case2011
Workers' Compensation InstituteCo-chair2010
NBI SeminarAdvanced Workers' Compensation2010
Workers' Compensation InstituteRecent Decisions of the Appellate Division2009
Jungle FeverHot Topics in Workers' Compensation2009
Annual SeminarWorkers’ Compensation and Employment Law2009
Annual SeminarProfessionalism2009
Annual SeminarThe Never Ending Change in Condition vs. Fictional New Accident Saga2009
AALNC LuncheonWorkers' Compensation and the LNCs Role2009
NBI SeminarAdvanced Workers' Compensation2008
State Board of Workers' Compensation Annual SeminarIf It's Personal, It's None of Your Business2007
NBI SeminarAdvanced Workers' Compensation2007
NBI SeminarAdvanced Workers' Compensation2006
Georgia Workers' Compensation PracticePreparing a Case for the Claimant2003