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Thomas M. Dickinson

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Prior to joining The Law Offices of Melissa A. Day, Tom worked for Special Funds Conservation Committee for 23 years. During his tenure at Special Funds, Tom defended the interests of the Fund at thousands of workers’ compensation hearings. During that time, Tom was also manager of the Albany office of Special Funds for two years and manager of the Buffalo office of Special Funds for eight years. During his time in management, and as a hearing representative, Tom gained valuable experience in claims analysis, litigation, legal research and writing, negotiation and resolution of issues. Over the years, Tom has worked closely and developed a strong working relationship with insurance carriers and their legal counsel as well as claimant’s attorneys.

Tom graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in management. He has worked in the NYS Workers Compensation field since 1995 and has continued to gain experience and hone his skills over those years. 

Tom grew up in Tonawanda, New York, and presently lives in Grand Island, New York, with his wife Jeannie, her dog and her chickens. He has three daughters: Jessika, age 26, has Prader Willi Syndrome and lives in a group home in Boston, New York, but is at home every weekend. Sari, age 20, is presently working at an aquaponics farm in Oahu, Hawaii. Isabel, age 18, is in New Orleans attending Loyola University. During his free time, Tom enjoys golf, skiing, reading and spending time with his wife.

In addition to his stellar service at our firm, Tom is currently a member of the New York Claims Association.