“A leading provider of legal
services and information to
the injured workers of Georgia.”
Practice Areas

Thomas L. Holder

Thomas Lee Holder

Managing Partner
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-523-6100
Fax:
404-688-0500
Email:

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, 24 and 21. I am proud of the work we have done representing injured workers in Georgia since 1986.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Workers' Compensation-Claimants

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: History/Political Science

Published Works

  • Associate Editor, The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2000-2007
  • “New Circumstances, New Injury? Defining the Conceptual Limits of the ‘Fictional’ New Accident” , WC Section of the State Bar Newsletter, Spring, 2010
  • Traveling Employees, gaworkerscomp.com, 1999

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • Injured Workers
  • Widows and Children
  • Widows
  • Widows and Step-Children

References

  • Darren Tobin, Car Accident Attorney
  • Louis Lusk, Social Security Attorney
  • Yakov Shteyman, Car Accident Attorney
  • Richard Hobbs, Personal Injury Attorney
  • James Howard, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Craig Jones, Litigation Attorney
  • Michael Bixon, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Victor Kutikov, Car Accident Attorney
  • Jeffrey Snell, Workers Compensation Attorney
  • Aaron Marks, Personal Injury Attorney

Classes/Seminars

  • “Workers’ Compensation Legal Issues”, AgriTrust of Georgia Agents’ Conference, 2016
  • “Conservators and Death Claims-Special Considerations”, ADR in the Workers’ Compensation Arena, ICLE of Georgia, 2016
  • American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Program Co-Chair, 2015
  • “Mock Trial; DeCATting an Over 65 Year Old Injured Worker”, Atlanta Claims Association Seminar, 2015
  • Complex Workers’ Compensation Issues, NBI, 2014
  • “The 400 Week Medical Cap in Georgia”, Workers’ Injury & Litigation Group, 2014
  • “Claims Handling”, State Board of Workers’ Compensation Regional Seminar, 2013
  • Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Employee Program Co-Chair, American Bar Association
  • "Workers' Compensation: Global Washout Agreements", American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2012
  • “Death Claims: A Strategy for Determining Dependency Benefits”, WC Institute and State Board of Workers’ Compensation Annual Seminar, 2012
  • Journey Back to Life Rehabilitation Conference, 2012
  • "Litigating Death Cases and Dependency Benefits", Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2012
  • "The Searchers - Panel Presentation & Physician Led Round Table Discussions on the Role of Vocational Rehabilitation & Case Management in Workers' Compensation", State Board of WC Seminar, 2011
  • "Settling your CAT Claim: The End Result", Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP Seminar, 2011
  • "Professionalism-A Primer on Practicing Before the State Board of Workers' Compensation", Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner, State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section, 2011
  • "Calculation of Compensation Ratings and Settlements in Workers' Compensation Cases", Winning Settlement Strategies, ICLE of Georgia, 2011 - 2012
  • "Litigation Techniques for the Difficult Workers' Compensation Case", Georgia Public Schools WC Administrators Annual Conference, 2011
  • "Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation", Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2011
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, NBI Seminar, 2010 - 2011
  • Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Institute, 2010
  • "Recent Decisions of the Appellate Division", Workers' Compensation Institute, 2009
  • "Workers' Compensation and Employment Law", National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Affiliate, 2009
  • "Professionalism", Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Atlanta Bar Association, 2009
  • "The Never Ending Change in Condition vs. New Injury Saga", State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2009
  • "Anatomy of Workers' Comp and the LNCs Role", AALNC Atlanta Chapter Luncheon, 2009
  • "Anatomy of Workers' Comp and the LNCs Role", Georgia Legal Nurse Consultant Society, 2009
  • "Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation", Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2009
  • "Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation", Professional Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia Seminar, 2007
  • "If It's Personal, It's None of Your Business", State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2007
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation, NBI Seminar, 2006 - 2008
  • Moderator, Legal Workshop, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2004 - 2005
  • "Preparing a Case for the Claimant", Georgia Workers' Compensation Practice, Half Moon, LLC, 2003
  • "Legal Potpourri", State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2003
  • "Workers' Compensation Update", Georgia Employees' Federation Forum, 2003
  • "The State of the Maloney Burden Today", Workers' Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association Annual Seminar, 2003
  • "Employment Related Health Issues and Concerns", Poor People's Day at the Capitol, Health Care Workshop, 2002
  • Moderator, Legal Workshop, State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 2001 - 2002
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation in Georgia, National Business Institute, 2001
  • "Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law", National Business Institute, 2001
  • "Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers' Compensation Claim", National Business Institute, 2001
  • "Attorneys' Fees", National Business Institute, 2001
  • "Preparation of the Injured Employee's Case", National Business Institute, 2001
  • "Legal Issues of Workers' Compensation and the LNC Challenge: Workers' Compensation and the Legal Nurse Consultant", AALNC and ICLE, 2000
  • Chairman, Workers' Compensation for the General Practitioner, State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section, 2000
  • "Victory Baptist Church", Local Cable Access, Guest commentator on Workers' Compensation issues, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1999
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1994 - 1995
  • "Labor Forum", WRFG-FM, Regular Commentator on Workers' Compensation Issues

Honors and Awards

  • AV, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Fellow, Knights of the Bar, 2016
  • Fellow, The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, 2010
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2004 – 2016
  • Georgia Super Lawyer Top 100, 2012 – 2013, 2015-2016
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Blue Ribbon Selection Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Fellow, Lawyers' Foundation of Georgia
  • Avvo.Com Rating of 10.0 out of 10
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section, Founding Chair, 1986 - 1989
  • Georgia Injured Workers Advocates, Executive Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers’ Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Executive Committee, 1992 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 1988 - Present
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club, 2007 - Present
  • Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group, Secretary, 2015 - 2016
  • WC Section of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1992 - 2016
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Secretary, 2015 - Present
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Board Member, 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia Workers’ Compensation, Chair, 2000 - 2001

Past Employment Positions

  • Siler & Jonap, Associate, 1984 - 1986
  • Appel, Strickland & Robins, Associate, 1981 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Holiday Helping Hands, Inc., 2013 - 2016
  • Kids' Chance, 1992 - 2016
  • Atlanta Youth Soccer Association, Team Mgr, 2006 - 2012
  • Grady HS Boys Soccer Team, Public Address Announcer, 2012
  • Youth Basketball Coach, 2000 - 2009
  • Board of Directors, Friends of Inman Park, 2006
  • Inman Park Neighborhood Association, President, 1996 - 1998
  • Math Superstars Volunteer, Mary Lin Elementary School, 2000 - 2005
  • The Temple, Member
  • The Temple, Chairman, Men's Club, 2007 - 2009
  • The Temple, Member, Board of Trustees, 2007 - 2009
  • The Temple, High Holidays Usher Captain, 2004
  • Chairman, Kids Chance, Inc., "Fun Run," 1992

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish