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Thomas Atkinson

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Arden Hills, MN





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Tom is the founding partner of Atkinson Gerber Law Office. He has dedicated nearly 30 years of his life to the workers' compensation field. While he once represented employers and insurance companies in workers' comp cases, he now uses that insight to effectively navigate the process and better aid injured workers in Minnesota. Having suffered a workplace injury himself, Tom personally knows what it's like to face insurance companies, and he is committed to providing aggressive advocacy for his clients.

Areas Of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1993


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • JD - 05/1993
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • BA History - 05/1990

Representative Cases

  • 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


  • 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 Rehabilitation QRCs And Insurance Adjusters, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Mee Lee Thao v. Syovis Life Tech, 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
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2016
  • Selected to Rising Stars, 2006 - 2008
  • Lead Counsel Verified

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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

Past Employment Positions

  • Quinlivan Law Firm, Associate, 10/1993 to 12/1994
  • Hartford Insurance, Senior Counsel, 12/1994 to 01/2002
  • St. Paul Companies, Counsel, 01/2002 to 03/2009
  • MN Disability & Atkinson Law Offices, Partner, 03/2009
Preeminent AV Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standard And Legal Ability, awarded by LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell in 2010
Thomas A. Atkinson Rated By Super Lawyers
10.0 Superb Avvo Rating for Top Attorney Workers' Compensation Attorney
Lead Counsel Rated
Lead Counsel Verified