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Thomas Anthony Atkinson

Workers compensation Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   19 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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    29 years, 1,000 cases

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 www.mndisability.com

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Licensed for 29 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/29/2022

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

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Atkinson Gerber Law Office & Minnesota Disability

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Posted by Doug | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Honest Representation
Don't make the mistake I did and wait to get a lawyer. I was one surgery in and two years into my injury before talking with Tom Atkinson. Tom was very honest right from the start. He even told me to check around for lawyers but to make sure I got one. He just did not say it he meant it. I respected that in him. My care did not start begin to move in the right direction till I hired Tom Atkinson. I learned I should have had a QRC all along. I was scheduled to see a specialist to start getting things moving in the right direction. Even when the road looked long and hard Tom has not given up on me or my family. My case is long from over, but I know I chose well when I decided to go with Tom Atkinson and his firm. They are committed to seeing the case through and fighting for your rights. Don't wait. At least go and sit down with them today. Tom will give you honest advice you can trust.
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Posted by Paula | April 10, 2013
I was incredibly fortunate to have found Tom Atkinson.
It's pretty daunting to search for a good attorney. Three years ago I needed one. I've worked as a professional nurse all my life. I am very much aware that securing the right health care professional means everything in receiving a successful course of treatment and care that results in the optimal outcome. Finding the “right” attorney is just as essential. I was incredibly fortunate to have found Tom Atkinson. Tom Atkinson is an outstanding attorney because he is an even better person. He is a man of the utmost integrity with a passion to understand his client and provide his client with the absolute best support. This is what he did for me. Tom Atkinson is always gracious, always a careful listener and he has a lot of patience. I would be privileged to recommend Tom Atkinson to any of m colleagues or friends.
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Posted by Pete | June 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Helped me win
Tom Atkinson handled my worker's comp case and helped me win a settlement. He also put important language into the settlement agreement that helped me maximize Social Security payments. Customer service and attention to details were excellent.
Posted by Duane | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 Law firm in Minnesota!
Absolutely great job! Great communication throughout the entire process. Even with the Covid hoax, I mean pandemic; Tom and his team were able to get appointments and keep my case continually moving forward. I thought with the current state of affairs I would be looking at a couple years before there was any movement on this matter. It took less then a year and my situation was not your simple case. I can 100% recommend Atkinson Law Firm, if you're on the fence or looking at google etc. look no more call with confidence!
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Posted by Gabriel | October 11, 2020
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Amazing work
When I started my work comp case I was very lost and confused about the whole thing, Tom really took the time to sit down and explain it all to me. He was extremely professional and funny at the same time and kept me from getting to anxious about things and gave me reassurance.
Posted by Brad | July 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this firm
Tom represented me in my case and got me the medical care that I needed. This firm is honest, caring and compassionate. They are hands down the best work comp attorneys in the state. If you need representation for a work injury do not hesitate to Atkinson Gerber Law Office. You will not be disappointed. It was the best decision I made. They literally changed my life.
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Response from Thomas Atkinson July 30, 2020
Thank you! You comments humble me.
Posted by Jasen | April 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this law firm.
Atkinson law firm was amazing in helping solve my worker’s compensation case. They did everything they could to take the stress off myself and my family during this difficult situation. There communication is top notch and did everything to keep me informed with my case. I would highly recommend using them.
Posted by Mark | March 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Job
Tom Atkinson did a great job for us. I was totally satisfied with the way he handled the whole case from the beginning to the end. This was a very serious work- comp total disability law suit. He was professional, compassionate and understanding of the every detail that had to be taken care of. His advice and guidance on how best to get thru this life changing tradgey was top notch. Excellent work was done by Tom and his team.
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Posted by Ravo | December 6, 2018
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"I was fortunate to be recommended this firm and to meet with Thom Atkinson.thom provided an excellent service and helped me through the complexities of workers� comp. It took away so much of the additional stress associated with my injuries and enabled me to get a fair settlement for the case. I highly recommend this firm and appreciate the friendly and empathic attitude shown by all of the staff I came across."
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Posted by Lucy | December 2, 2018
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Lucy Lein
If you need a workers comp attorney, Tom Atkinson is the one. I am so glad I contacted Atkinson Law Office for my workers comp case. He helped get me a settlement for my work injury. Tom, Morgane, and Gene, did a great job for me. Thank you guys!!!
Posted by Tim | August 30, 2017
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Best Work Comp Lawyer in Twin Cities !
Tom is an exceptional work comp lawyer that cares about you and your situation! He spent countless hours working on my case for my back injury. Consistently kept me aware and up-to-date on the process and status of my case as it progressed. Tom and his invaluable staff were always professional, friendly, easy to work with, and understanding to my needs as a client. I strongly recommend Tom Atkinson to represent you in your work comp case, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Karen | August 26, 2017
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Excellent Job
He explained the process, and told us the strengths/weakness of our case might be. He kept it real for us. His staff was very responsive and communicated when information was needed. He is knowledgeable and well versed in the subject. He was very patient and understanding with all of my questions.
Posted by Sandy | March 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Not About the Money
The day I met Tom, was the day I knew I would get all I needed from the Work Comp. company. For me, it was never about getting a big settlement. I only wanted what my doctor was recommending. Tom supported my decision not to settle, and took it all the way to a hearing to get me what I needed. It seems as though every step of the way has been a battle, but never once have I had any doubts in his ability to succeed. In the end, I got the surgery I needed and Tom still ended up getting me a bigger settlement than they offered in the beginning. Tom and his staff are a wonderful, caring group of people, and I don't think I could have got through this with out them.
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Posted by Steve | August 18, 2016
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A Satisfied and Relieved Client
Thank you, Tom, your colleagues and staff for providing me with professional, compassionate and honest support system with impeccable service over the past 11 months while dealing with a painful (literally and figuratively) and trying experience following injuries suffered on the job. You leadership, guidance, optimism and support have kept me going throughout. Mr. Atkinson has been listened to me, and he has been honest and forthright while leading me through this difficult process. No one should have to experience what I have, but if they do, I can only hope for them that they find you and your staff to stand beside them during difficult times in their life. You and your firm will always remain in my thoughts. When and if the situation arises, my recommendation for fair, hard-working, client oriented legal counsel will consist of a list of one - Atkinson Law.
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Posted by mark | February 10, 2015
social security disability.
Went to see tom after being injured at work.How relaxed the staff made me feel. After many sleepless nights wondering where money to provide for my family is going to come from. 1 month later i was approved for my benefits i cant thank Tom and staff enough. i have sent whoever needs a lawyer to Tom knowing they will receive the same treatment i did.Thanks again tom.
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Posted by Andrea | September 20, 2014
True Workers Compensation Experts Who Got Me A Very Fair Settlement!
I had a very serious work injury and was looking for a lawyer who specialized in Minnesota workers compensation. I met with Tom and 2 other lawyers (which I suggest you do too). What set's Tom and Kerry aside from others is that they listen and get things done as fast as they can...not as fast as I would like but as fast as they could. One thing you will learn is that work comp claims can take some time which they warned me. The defense lawyers do everything they can to slow down and frustrate me. Don't even get me started about the so called independent medical examinations. They are honest, smart, hard working lawyers who got me more in a settlement than I trully expected. Thanks to Tom, Kerry and their wonderful staff, Morgane, Amy, Danielle, and Gene.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2014
very satisfied
Tom and his team were terrific! From the time of my original consultation, to the conclusion of my case, they were by my side the entire time. There were some surprises along the way, but they explained everything to me as it happened in terms I could understand. They got me a fair settlement and I couldn't be happier with Tom and his whole team! I would recommend them to anyone dealing with a work related injury.
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Posted by Stacy | March 1, 2014
Expert Minnesota Workers Compensation Attorney with compassion.
Mr. Atkinson has a team of professionals that are second to none. Tom and Amy worked very, very hard to get me all the benefits I deserved. I recommended my friend to them and she has been very happy too.
Posted by Andrea | September 29, 2012
Work Comp Pro - Thank you Mr. Atkinson
What can I say. Tom was a rock star attorney who helped me all the way along. He and his staff were absolutely wonderful. At moments I was scared and frightened about what would happen to me. He was willing to go to court but help me settle my case for more than I ever thought I would get so I could move past this part of my life. Thank you Tom.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Minnesota Disability & Atkinson Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present
  • Board of Directors
  • Sunshine Foundation
  • 1996 - 2007

Education

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Marquette University
  • BA
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Culhane v. Johnson Fishing
  • Decision Petaining to Retraining

Associations

  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star Workers Compensation
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star Workers Compensation
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star Workers Compensation
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Best Trial Advocacy Skills
  • St. Paul Companies
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • MNAJ Work Comp Section
  • Independent Medical Examination From a Petitioners’ Attorney Perspective
  • 2013
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Creating an Effective Internet Presence
  • 2012
  • Annual Rountable of Updated Caselaw
  • Minnesota Case Law Update 2008
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom Atkinson is an excellent attorney with the unique perspective of having worked both sides of the fence."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have fought many long, hard battles with Tom over the years. In all cases, he has zealously protected the interests of his clients, being unafraid to take cases to trial if that route provides the best chances for his clients. He is well learned in the law and respected by the compensation judges."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an outstanding attorney. He has vast experience in workers' compensation. I have referred clients to Tom in the past and have received nothing but positive feedback. Tom always returns phone calls and is quick to address his clients' questions and concerns. I would not hesitate to use Tom for any workers' compensation claim."
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