Atkins & Atkins

Providing quality legal counsel for 21 years

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Firm Overview

Since our founding in 1991, the Louisville law firm of Atkins & Atkins has represented businesses and individuals in a range of legal matters throughout all of Kentucky's courts:
-Personal injury
-Automobile accidents
-Medical and professional malpractice
-Commercial law
-Corporate law
-Defense, corporate and government contracts
-Divorce and family law
-Estate planning, wills, trusts and probate
-Insurance law

The husband-and-wife team of Linda Atkins and Thomas Atkins serves clients in all courts within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as defense contractors throughout the country and various military and government installations worldwide.

Our approach:
We strive to combine a strong foundation of legal knowledge, skill and experience with legal strategies tailored to each and every case.

Prior to founding Atkins & Atkins, attorney Tom Atkins handled civil and criminal litigation while practicing with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs and Borowitz & Goldsmith. Tom was also a Major in the United States Army, retiring in 1993 after serving 21 years. Tom was also appointed by the mayor to serve as a member of the Louisville-Jefferson County Crime Commission for more than 25 years.

Prior to the formation of Atkins & Atkins, attorney Linda Atkins practiced in the private, public and corporate sectors, first as an associate with Segal, Isenberg, Sales, Stewart & Cutler, concentrating her practice in labor and employment law; a prosecutor with the Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office; as a general trial practitioner; as a prosecutor in the Career Criminal Bureau; and finally as that office's first director and chief prosecutor of the Domestic Violence Unit. Linda additionally served as vice president, assistant general counsel and federal regulatory compliance officer for the Bank of Louisville. She is also a published novelist.

What you as a client may expect from the law firm of Atkins & Atkins:

-Personal service - When you contact us, you will immediately be directed to one of our experienced attorneys. The lawyers at Atkins & Atkins will work with you, face to face, listening to the details of your case, discussing appropriate strategies and providing you with continuing updates on the status of your case.

-How we deal with your legal problems - At Atkins & Atkins, we recognize that every case is unique. So, our first goal is to identify the most efficient and cost-effective method for resolving your case, and then aggressively pursuing that goal on your behalf by implementing the latest technology for the use in hearings and trial presentations, as well as utilizing our experience in various trial techniques.

-Dedication - We are 100 percent committed to obtaining the best outcome for each case. And at Atkins & Atkins, our experienced lawyers possess the knowledge and skill to handle the legal needs of any individual or company.

Serving clients throughout Kentucky:
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to visit our office, we can meet with you in your home or your hospital room.
Main Office

Main Office
10516 Meeting Street, Suite 101
Prospect  KY  40059

Phone
  • (502) 584-9714
Fax
Auto Accident
Millions of Americans hop into their cars each day, trusting that they and their passengers will arrive safely at their destination. Tragically, many have their lives abruptly changed or ended due to auto accidents.
At Atkins & Atkins, we understand the impact a serious injury or the death of a family member can have on you and your family - especially when caused by someone else's negligence. While we understand that no amount of money can ever replace your good health, peace of mind or lost loved one, we know it can help ease the burden placed on you by the accident. Our seasoned Louisville automobile accident attorneys use our nearly 60 years of combined legal experience fighting on behalf of plaintiffs in car crash lawsuits to seek justice on your behalf.

Even at slow speeds a car crash can be devastating. It can cause traumatic injuries or even death. Some of these serious injuries include:
-Neck pain
-Back pain
-Whiplash injuries
-Spinal cord injuries
-Brain injuries
-Traffic fatalities
-Stress fractures
-Collateral ligament injuries
-Fractured ribs
-Seatbelt burn

Atkins & Atkins represents victims throughout Kentucky in motor vehicle crashes such as:
-Auto accidents
-Truck accidents
-Motorcycle accidents
-Boat accidents
-Bus accidents
-Mass transit

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an accident, we can help. No case is too large or complex.

Driven to succeed on your behalf:
Rather than simply relying on the police report of your accident, we investigate the scene, analyze every detail of your case and speak with everyone involved in the accident. Our meticulous preparation also includes working with medical experts to determine the consequences of your injuries and your long-term treatment needs. Extensive preparation and acquiring new facts helps us build and present a strong case to the court

Thomas H. Atkins

Tom Atkins graduated magna cum laude with his law degree from the University of Louisville in 1983 and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1984. Born in Beckley, West Virginia, in 1951, he earned his bachelor's degree from Marshall University in 1973 and his master's degree from the University of Louisville in 1977. Tom served in the United States Army and retired after achieving the rank of Major.

In 1991, Tom and his wife Linda founded the Louisville law firm of Atkins & Atkins. In 1993, the firm won the Louisville Bar Association pro bono award for exemplary work on death penalty cases.

Tom is a past chair of the Louisville Metro Division of Fire Advisory Committee and a past chair of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections Oversight Committee. In addition to his legal practice, he is a former adjunct professor at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Automobile negligence
-Motor vehicle accidents and injuries
-Motorcycle accidents
-Medical malpractice
-Slip and fall
-Wrongful death
-General civil and criminal trial practice
-Divorce
-Domestic relations
-Sexual abuse
-Commercial law
-Business law
-Government contracts
-Bid protests
-Defense contracts
-Federal contracts
-Civil liability
-Intentional torts
-Tort defense
-Tort liability

Bar admissions:
-Kentucky, 1984
-U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of - Kentucky, 1984
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1993
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2001

Education:
-J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville, 1983
-Delta Theta Phi
-M.S., University of Louisville, 1977
-B.A., Marshall University, 1973

Memberships:
-Louisville Bar Association
-Kentucky Bar Association
-Kentucky Justice Association
-Brandeis Society
-Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, 1983 to present
-Commissioner, 1983 to 2000
-Special Advisor, 2000 to 2010
-Life Member, Disabled American Veterans
-Life Member, Association of the Century

Military service:
Major, Army of the United States, retired

Additional experience:
Former Adjunct Professor, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Reported cases:
United States v. Riascos-Suarez, 73 F.3d 616 (1996)
Education
  • University of Louisville
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1983

Linda Y. Atkins

Managing Partner

A native of Pittsburgh, Linda Atkins earned her law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1982.

During her legal career, Linda has been an associate with Segal, Isenberg, Sales, Stewart & Cutler, the first director and division chief of the Domestic Violence Unit at the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, and served as vice president, assistant general counsel and federal regulatory compliance officer for a local bank. Linda is a member of Leadership Louisville, past chair of the Louisville Metro Police Merit Board, past chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Louisville Bar Association and was an adjunct faculty member at Jefferson Community Technical College. In 2000, Linda became a published novelist with the release of her first book, Absence of Reason. She currently has three legal suspense novels in print.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Automobile accidents and injuries
-Automobile negligence
-Medical malpractice
-General civil and criminal trial practice
-Domestic relations
-Torts
-Civil liability
-Intentional torts
-Tort liability
-Tort defense

Bar admissions:
-Kentucky, 1982
-U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1990
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1993

Education:
-J.D., University of Louisville, 1982
-Phi Alpha Delta
-Kappa Gamma Phi
-Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
-B.A., Spalding University, 1979
-Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1965 to 1967

Memberships:
-Louisville Bar Association
-Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1995 to 1996
-Kentucky Bar Association
-Kentucky Justice Association
-Louisville Metro Police Merit Board
-Former Chair

Additional experience:
Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Jefferson Community & Technical College

Published novelist:
-Absence of Reason, 2000
-Names Will Never Hurt Me, 2004
-Politics Can Be Murder, 2008
Education
  • University of Louisville
    Juris Doctorate , 1982
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