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Thomas Anthony Atkinson

Thomas Anthony Atkinson

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation

About Me

Attorney Tom Atkinson has over 2 decades of experience in handling workers compensation disability matters. Tom brings a unique experience to his practice in previously representing employers and insurers in his practice AND having personally fought with these same insurance companies to obtain workers compensation benefits for himself. This experience transformed his thinking. Though Tom’s practice is now limited to representing the injured worker, he understands the “tricks” and tactics used by insurers and can use these experiences to your benefit. Tom runs a very efficient practice that allows personal attention to your matter.  Visit his web site at blog Minnesota Workers Compensation Secrets From a Former Insurance Company Attorney or his website at


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases



Contingent (20-25%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Benjamin John Heimerl

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom Atkinson is an excellent attorney with the unique perspective of having worked both sides of the fence.


    Benjamin Heimerl Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have had numerous cases with Tom over the past 20 years. He is always an excellent advocate for his clients. He is well prepared, well versed in the law, and always gets the maximum benefits for his clients. I would not hestitate to refer a friend or family member to him.


    Kathryn Carlson Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Atkinson Law Office & Minnesota Disability

3900 Northwoods Drive
Suite 130
St. Paul, MN, 55112

855 Village Center Dr
St Paul, MN, 55127




MNAuthorized to practice199306/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star Workers CompensationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising Star Workers CompensationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising Star Workers CompensationMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
Best Trial Advocacy SkillsSt. Paul Companies2004
Super LawyerMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderMinnesota Disability & Atkinson Law Offices2009 - Present
Board of DirectorsSunshine Foundation1996 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Culhane v. Johnson FishingDecision Petaining to Retraining

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Publication NameTitleDate
Comptips BlogI Just Received a Notice of Intent in the Mail. What Should I do now.2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette UniversityHistoryBA1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MNAJ Work Comp SectionIndependent Medical Examination From a Petitioners’ Attorney Perspective2013
Minnesota State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm SectionCreating an Effective Internet Presence2012
Annual Rountable of Updated CaselawMinnesota Case Law Update 20082008