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Thomas F. Ramer

Workers compensation Attorney at Asheville, NC

4.7   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    80%
    Practice is focus primarily on workers compensation claims and appeals. We have litigated more cases to decision and have litigated more appellate decisions than any other law firm in Western North Carolina.

    36 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%

    36 years

OVER 30 YEARS OF PROVEN LITIGATION EXPERIENCE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by tall2mill | August 12, 2013
Very Informative
Mr. Ramer was very helpful in taking the time to explain things to me in a way that I could understand them. He was very patient with me . I had so many questions that a previous attorney had not taken the time to answer . I would highly recommend Tom Ramer.
Posted by Jacque | January 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Impressed with Thom’s Professionalism
I consulted with Thom Ramer based upon the high recommendation of a fellow psychologist. I met with Thom several weeks into my recovery from a hopefully temporary dsabling and quite painful injury. Thom Ramer was generous with his time, very relatable, and was able to answer my questions and help me understand the issues in a straightforward pleasant way. I felt I could not have talked to a better attorney. His compassion made me feel more ease in a stressful time. Quite impressed and highly recommend.
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Posted by Gene | May 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help when you need it
Had questions about my job related injury and a surgery in the future about if and when I should settle with workmans comp. The answers were straightforward and put in simple terms that I could understand without being pushed to hire and let's get the ball rolling emediatly. I was really impressed with the personal interest without being overwhelmed with the car salesman pitch of let's make us both some money
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tom Ramer: Honest and Compassionate
Tom Ramer assisted my family during a difficult time. We consulted for free with him, and he gave us solid legal advice that allowed us to handle the case ourselves, though we wanted to sign up with him. He said he'd rather see us keep all of the settlement money than receive a portion for himself, and that he was there for us for any further questions. Wow! Call Tom Ramer, you'll be very thankful that you did.
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Posted by Christine | November 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Workers Compensation
After researching attorneys for over a week, I decided to contact Mr. Ramer which was an excellent choice. Mr. Ramer is extremely professional but more importantly, cares about the hard working people. He is very thorough in explaining all options that one has when it comes to being injured on the job. My fiance' and I were very comfortable with Mr. Ramer and left his office knowing all of our rights but most of all knowing that he was there to help. He is very upfront and honest which is something you don't see a lot of these days. I highly recommend Mr. Ramer. He will take as much time as you need to answer any questions you have, make sure you are comfortable with him but above all, make sure you as the injured are taken care of.
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Posted by Tim | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp
Tom and I began a journey in January 2012. From the very start he was upfront and genuine in his concerns for me and the reality of the situation. While it was a long, lengthy battle that ended with a NC Supreme Court refusal to hear my former employer's appeal; Tom refused to settle for anything less than what was best for me and my family. Tom and his staff were always available to answer even the most basic questions, and to offer continued support during the ordeal. If you are in search of justice for a workers comp claim that has been denied, I highly recommend Tom Rammer. In the end, you'll be glad you did. I know I am.
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Posted by Jon | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ganly & Ramer
Recently Tom Ramer represented me in a workers comp case. Both he and his staff were courteous and professional. They kept me informed throughout the process and were very accommodating to my needs. My case was settled and I am very, very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Tom and his team.
Posted by DON | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WORKERS COMP CASE BROUGHT TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE
Tom Ramer is a great attorney and I would rate him a 10+++. Tom brought my workers comp case to a successful close...and all through the process Tom never let up. Tom is a great listener and was always available when I felt I needed to reach out to him. His professionalism is off the charts and he always treated me and my wife with respect. This is a top shelf law firm and I especially want to thank Joan at Ganley & Ramer - the best Paralegal in NC - for keeping me in informed during this process. I would highly recommend Tom and the Ganley & Ramer Law Firm!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly, professional, diligent
I consulted with Tom for a workers compensation claim. He was very diligent and explained the various choices I had to assure future medical expenses will be paid for. Unlike some lawyers, he was never pushy and never made me feel like I had to hire him. He even gave us his email address and said we could email him at any time if we had any questions or concerns. Would definitely recommend.
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Posted by Shane Franks | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
customer
I thank god for tom...until a got Tom I didn't have a doctor or any income..He got me Dr Patton and got my workers comp. to do what their suppose too.He is a friend and you can trust what he says and does is to help you...Don't ever try to handle workers comp yourself..Call Tom and I promise its the best call you will ever make...Thank You Tom and Dr Patton...My life has improved so much thanks to these two men..
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Posted by Steve | October 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workmen Comp Case for Steve Reese
Tom and his paralegal Karen were top notch, he was very through and fought for us to get my husbands case settled. He made us feel like he really cared about my husband and his family's well being the whole way, I would recommend Tom Ramer to anyone needing a Lawyer that is there for them, very knowledgeable about the law and up to date. I always sing his praises.
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Posted by Mitzi | May 16, 2015
Workman's Comp Case Since 1998
Mr. Ramer and his staff works as a team. He took my case and believed in me, he was always there to answer question and support me in every decision weather it was medical or work related. His guidance and advice helped me thru difficult times when I was about to give up. He encouraged me to hang in there and went to bat for me even when we lost our first time in court. He took time and done appeals and fought for my rights as an injured employee of a company that tried to fight me all the way. After he won our case the company I worked for moved me to another area and not being use to this type of work I injured myself again. He again pushed for medical care for me and stood by my side. He never once gave up on me. With his expertise and patience we was able to settle with a very difficult insurance company. I feel like I have become a part of his team. They have always been courteous and went ever I had to go to the office I always felt like a person not just another case under a lawyers belt. Mr. Ramer is excellent at what he does and I would recommend him to help you in any injury case that you might have. Thank you Mr. Ramer and staff.
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Posted by Jenn | May 7, 2015
Skilled attorney and staff
After a work-related injury I retained Tom Ramer. He and his entire staff were skilled, professional, and kept me informed about what was happening. I never doubted that I was being well represented. My case was recently settled and I am thankful that this legal team was on my side. I strongly recommend Tom Ramer, his legal assistant Karen Taylor, and the entire staff.
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Posted by Sandra Roberts | April 20, 2015
Sandra Roberts
Tom Ramer was great from day one. He kept me informed every step of the way and would not give in to the insurance company. He represents the little people were a lot of attorneys do not. If Tom Ramer did not represent you in a worker comp. case then you settled for less. Above all the man is a good person and does the RIGHT THING. Attorney or not you can not say that about a lot of people.
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Posted by Steve and Michelle | April 16, 2015
A Lifesaver!!!!
Tom Ramer is truly a life saver! His intelligence, and knowledge shows the minute you meet him and you just know, this is the one! He made the workers comp. process so much easier as he was very informative and made things very easy to understand. He is also very trustworthy, and through such a trial with workers comp, we needed that trust. We can't thank him and his staff enough for everything!!! We HIGHLY recommend Tom Ramer!!
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Posted by RitaFuertes | November 12, 2013
Tom Ramer Workers Comp Case
Mr. Ramer took on my case about 8 months ago. When he accepted my case the statute of limitations was almost up to file a claim but Mr. Ramer quickly completed all the research needed and had everything filed in a timely manner. Over the past few months Mr. Ramer has done an excellent job at ensuring I knew the status of my case at all times and explaining to me anything I did not understand about the legal system. In doing this he made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process and I was confident that I would be satisfied by the result. I was able to trust him and the work he was doing for me and could not be more thankful of the result. I could not have asked for a better attorney to represent me in a case such as this it was a pleasure working with him.
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Posted by mary | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy with my attorney
Tom and his staff handled a Workers Comp case for me. Joan, the paralegal assigned to my case was very helpful. The whole process took a long time but I am happy with the outcome. Tom was available any time I wanted to come in and discuss my case. His entire staff was professional and helpful.
Posted by Rev Robert | February 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Justice disallowed for a disabled Veteran
I am a 100% disabled Marine Veteran, disabled due to service-connected PTSD. I contacted Ganly & Ramer following the total wreck of my car during a PTSD flashback. The flashback was directly connected to the discriminatory refusal by my neighborhood association to enforce its own noise limitation rules. Though I chatted with "intake" I was never scheduled for a consultation as "intake" ignored two (2) follow up telephone contacts even though the firm's practice covers both accidental injury and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thank YOU for YOUR service Ganly & Ramer!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Ganly & Ramer
  • 1989 - 2013

Education

  • Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Akron
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cawthorn v. Mission Hospital
  • $100,000 of back benefits awarded along with $25,000 sanctions.
  • Norma G v. First Union Corp
  • Nursing home care awarded. Case settled for $1,000,000
  • D'Aquisto v. Mission St Joseph Health System
  • Claim awarded with payment of accrued benefits in excess of $100,000. Claim ultimately settled.
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Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Inc.
  • Past director
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Superlawyer of North Carolina
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mountain Magic
  • Suitable employment
  • 2012
  • Basics of Workers Compensation
  • Attorney fees
  • 2012
  • NC Industrial Commission Educational Conference
  • Oral Argument - McCrary v. King Bio
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Ramer's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I can easily endorse Tom Ramer. I had a number of cases against Tom when I was a young defense attorney. He earned my respect with his legal knowledge, his professionalism, and his tireless effort for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an excellent workers' compensation attorney who works hard and effectively for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Tom."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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