Tom W. Atchison

Direct: 651-846- 7055
Fax: (651) 222-2066


Secretary & Paralegal Contact Info

Secretary:                                    Paralegal:
Tara Meyer                                Jenny Gardner
(651) 846-7021                          (651) 846-7060


Tom is a shareholder attorney with Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane, and Feenstra P.A.  He joined the firm as in February 2015, having previously practiced workers’ compensation defense at a separate firm in Minneapolis.  Since joining Heacox Hartman, Tom has developed a growing practice and established himself as emerging expert in
Minnesota workers’ compensation law.  Tom has published multiple articles on Minnesota workers’ compensation law and spoken at numerous CLEs and seminars. 

As part of his work with Heacox Hartman, Tom represents employers, insurers, self-insured employers, and cities and municipalities in various workers’ compensation disputes, including personal injuries, occupational diseases, and PTSD and mental injury claims.  His practice includes all aspects of defense representation, including depositions, hearings, and appellate work.  Tom believes in proactive approach to representation, and works with employers and insurers to help better understand how work injuries can be avoided and how to mitigate ongoing risk once an injury has occurred.

Bar Admission

State of Minnesota, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2012


William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, cum laude, J.D. 2012
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, B.A., summa cum laude, high distinction 2009


Wrapping Your Head Around it All: Identifying and Handling Mental Injuries Following Recent Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, Minnesota Defense, Summer 2013

We Need To Talk: How Intervention Claims Stagnate Workers’ Compensation Claims and What You Can Do About it, Minnesota Defense, Summer 2014

Mind Games, William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 4