The attorneys at Atkinson Law Office have over half a century (50 years) of combined legal expertise. Attorney Tom Atkinson alone has nearly 25 years of experience in handling Minnesota workers compensation disputes. 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. He understands the fear that comes when bringing a claim against an employer, as well the frustration in dealing with a system that can appear stacked against the injured worker.
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.
3900 Northwoods Drive
Atkinson Law Office attorneys are experts in Minnesota workers compensation injuries. We have decades of experience with injuries to knees, shoulders, head, PTSD, spine, and bilateral upper extremities. We represent clients across Minnesota.
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 Toms 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. Tom is willing to meet with you anywhere in the Minnesota or you can meet at his downtown St. Paul or his new North Metro location. 651-333-3636
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
Tom and Kerry have the unique experience of being former insurance company defense attorneys before starting Atkinson Law Office and Minnesota Disability. Tom experienced a very severe lumbar spine injury resulting in multiple surgeries as the result of a work injury. These experiences shaped his desire to represent injured workers like himself.
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
We are a Minnesota Workers Compensation law firm staffed by FORMER insurance company attorneys. We know the secrets that the insurance companies want to keep from you in pursuing all of your rights and benefits under the law. We will lift that curtain and fight for your rights and access to all workers compensation benefits allowable under Minnesota Law.
Lead attorney Tom Atkinson has more than two decades of experience in workers' compensation law. Prior to opening his own practice he represented insurance companies and employers, gaining valuable knowledge of insurance companies' strategies and tactics. Now, this inside knowledge greatly benefits his clients who have suffered workplace injuries. Additionally, Mr. Atkinson has personally fought with insurance companies after suffering a workplace injury himself. He knows firsthand the struggles, challenges and fears that people face after a workplace injury.
Bar Number: Minnesota Supreme Co
Minnesota , 1993
Bachelor of Arts
Hamline University School of Law
Saint Paul, MN
Kerry Atkinson has nearly 25 years of personal injury defense litigation. She is certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocates. In 2010, she was honored by the invitation to join the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in Minnesota and the state court in Wisconsin. Kerry is a very aggressive workers compensation litigation attorney. She regularly takes cases to full hearings, when necessary, to ensure our clients obtain the workers compensation benefits they deserve.
Bar Number: 0237036
Minnesota , 1993
Hamline University School of Law
Dana is an Associate Attorney with Atkinson Law Office, joining the firm in 2015. She received her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas Law School in 2007. For over 8 years she has practiced in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury. Dana is an extremely aggressive in obtaining the best outcome for the clients of Atkinson Law Office and is often praised for her willingness to patiently listen to clients questions and concerns. Dana also speaks Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys listening to live music, gardening, and spending time with her family in and around Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.
Bar Number: 0387857
Minnesota , 2007
University of St. Thomas Law School
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