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Thomas L. Holder

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Partner
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-523-6100
866-356-0860
Fax:
404-688-0500
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Claimant's Law
  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Death Cases

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Case Western Reserve University
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: History and 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

Classes/Seminars

  • "Claims Handling", State Board of Workers' Compensation Regional Seminar, 2013
  • Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Employee Program Co-Chair, American Bar Association, 2013
  • "Workers' Compensation: Global Washout Agreements", American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2012
  • "Litigating Death Cases and Dependency Benefits", Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2012
  • "Death Claims: A Strategy for Determining Dependency Benefits", State Board of Workers' Compensation Annual Seminar, 2012
  • Journey Back to Life Rehabilitation Conference, 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
  • "Catastrophic Cases", Workers' Compensation Institute, 1999
  • "Recent Case Law and Legislative Update", State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1999
  • "Traveling Employees", Atlanta Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section Seminar, 1999
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1999
  • "Testimony of the Adjuster at a Hearing/A View from All Sides", State Board of Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1998
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State University, Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar, 1994 - 1995
  • "Labor Forum", WRFG-FM, Regular Commentator on Workers' Compensation Issues

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Education Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2004 - 2013
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Blue Ribbon Selection Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Georgia Super Lawyer Top 100, 2012 - 2013
  • Fellow, Lawyers' Foundation of Georgia
  • Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, Knights of the Bar
  • Avvo.Com Rating of 10.0 out of 10
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers, 2012
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986
  • Avvo.com Clients' Choice Award for 2012 (10 reviews of 5 stars)
  • The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers", 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Section, Chairperson, 2000 - 2001
  • State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Section, Member, Executive Committee, 1999 - 2002
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Member, Executive Committee, 1992 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, Founder and Chair, 1987 - 1989
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2009
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2007
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Chair, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Board of Trustees, 2007 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Education Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Inman Park Neighborhood Association, President, 1996 - 1998
  • WILG, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Associate Editor, The Verdict, 2000 - 2007
  • Workers' Compensation Institute, State Bar of Georgia, Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section, 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyers' Club of Atlanta, Membership Committee, 1999 - 2002
  • Chairman, Kids Chance, Inc., "Fun Run," , 1992
  • Youth Basketball Coach, 2000 - 2009
  • Math Superstars Volunteer, Mary Lin Elementary School, 2000 - 2005
  • Board of Directors, Friends of Inman Park, 2006
  • Atlanta Youth Soccer Association, Team Mgr, 2006 - 2012
  • Atlanta Youth Soccer Association, Scholarship Committee, 2009 - 2013
  • 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
  • WILG, Membership Hall of Fame
  • Grady HS Boys Soccer Team, Public Address Announcer, 2012
  • Old War Horse Lawyer's Club