Thomas J. Linnihan

Direct: 651-846- 7020
Fax: (651) 222-2066


Secretary Contact Info

Theresa Schreiner
(651) 846-7044


Thomas has focused his legal practice on workers’ compensation
defense for more than thirty five years in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He
has been a partner in two other insurance defense law firms in the past
and now is excited to join the Heacox Hartman Firm as a shareholder to
add his experience and expertise to those skills of his new colleagues.
He has an AV Pre-eminent peer review rating in the distinguished legal
directory of Martindale-Hubbell. With the extreme complexity of the
Minnesota Workers’ Compensation system, limiting his practice to this
highly specialized field of law has allowed Tom to provide the most
competent and effective legal services to his clients during his career. In
addition to representing numerous insurance companies, Tom has
defended major self-insured employers in workers’ compensation
matters throughout his career. In that capacity, he has advised and
defended several employers in hundreds of occupational disease cases
over the years, developing a special interest and expertise in that
distinctive area of law. Tom often serves as spokesperson on behalf of
the Employers and Insurers at settlement conferences in multi-party
occupational disease cases because of his knowledge and expertise in
the specialized area of workers’ compensation law. 

Bar Admission

State of Minnesota, 1980
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1981
State of Wisconsin, 2000


Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN J.D. 1980
College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, B.A. in Political Science, 1976

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.