Thomas A. Robinson is co-author, along with Lex K. Larson, of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis) and Larson’s Workers’ Compensation, Desk Edition (LexisNexis). He is Editor-in-Chief of Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (LexisNexis) and 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, in 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 43 years, their four children (accompanied by two daughters-in-law and a son-in-law) and five grandchildren, Callie (age 12), Jack (age 8), Maggie (born June 7, 2013), Emory Cate (born November 15, 2013), and Andrew Jay (born February 17, 2015).
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