About the “workcompwriter”

Since 1993, Thomas A. Robinson has been the primary upkeep writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis) and Larson’s Workers’ Compensation, Desk Edition (LexisNexis). He is Editor-in-Chief of the recently published, Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (2013 Edition). He also serves as Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief and contributing writer for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis). Robinson received his B.A., cum laude, for both Economics and History in 1973 from Wake Forest University, his J.D. in 1976, from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor, Wake Forest Law Review, and his M.Div. in 1989 from Duke University Divinity School. From 1976 to 1986, Mr. Robinson was in private practice, where he focused on workers’ compensation defense work. From 1987 to 1993, he was Senior Research and Writing Assistant to Arthur Larson, emeritus professor of law, Duke University Law School.

Mr. Robinson also is a contributing author/editor for:

  • California Compensation Cases (LexisNexis)
  • Benefits Review Board Service–Longshore Reporter (LexisNexis)
  • New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis)
  • Illinois Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis)
  • Dubreuil’s Florida Workers’ Compensation Handbook (LexisNexis)
  • Workers’ Compensation: The Survival Guide for Business (LexisNexis)
  • Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act (LexisNexis).

Author of hundreds of short pieces on workers’ compensation and employment law, Mr. Robinson has lectured widely on workers’ compensation issues. His annual “Bizarre Comp Cases” article, published each January by LexisNexis, has been featured on National Public Radio. Robinson is also a member of the Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board.

Robinson is most proud of his wife, Jane, to whom he has been married for 42 years, their four children (accompanied by two daughters-in-law and a son-in-law) and four grandchildren, Callie (age 11), Jack (age 7), Maggie (born June 7, 2013), and Emory Cate (born November 15, 2013).

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