Thomas Herman has over 27 years of experience representing the injured and disabled, with an emphasis on handling workers’ compensation claims. He is recognized around the state as a leader in advocating for injured workers’ to insure that their rights are protected and that they receive all the benefits that the law provides. He has developed an expertise in high value catastrophic injury claims under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.
Herman has extensive experience at all levels of litigation, both in personal injury cases and workers’ compensation claims, having tried a significant number of cases around the State. He has made numerous appearances before both the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. He has obtained a number of significant appellate decisions in the field of workers’ compensation favorable to injured workers including:
- Davis v. Carter Mechanical, Inc
- Rite-Aid Corp. v. Davis
- Keystone Automotive v. Hall
- Imerys Kaolin v. Blackshear
- Warehouse Home Furnishings v. Davenport
- Progressive Cas. Ins. Co. v. Bryant
- Ngyuen v. State
In 2014, Herman was selected as a Fellow in The College of Worker’s Compensation Lawyers. He is the only attorney in the Middle Georgia area and only the 18th statewide to have been selected for induction in the College.
Herman has also been selected as one of Georgia’s “Super Lawyers” for numerous years. He is active in the Macon Bar Association, having served on the Executive Committee from 2002-2009, including serving as President from 2005-2006. He is also active at the State Bar level, serving as a District Representative of the Younger Lawyer Section of the State Bar from 1992-1996 and as a Director of that Section from 1995-1996.
Herman has served as a member of the State Bar’s Board of Governors since June 2004. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar from 1999-2004, including a year as Chair from 2002-2003. He is a member of GTLA and has served on the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Claimant’s Lawyers Section since 1999. He has been a member of the Georgia Legal Foundation since 2007.
Law School Attended
State Bar of Georgia (1986)
Macon Bar Association
• Executive Committee (2002 – Present)
• President (2005-2006)
State Bar of Georgia
• Board of Governors (2004-Present)
• Younger Lawyers Section, Director (1995-1996)
• Younger Lawyer Section, District Representative (1992-1996)
• Workers’ Compensation Section, Member, Executive Committee (1999-2004)
• Workers’ Compensation Section, Chair (2002-2003)
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
• Member (1999-Present)
• President (2018-2020)
William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court
American Bar Association, Sections on Tort, Insurance Practice and Litigation
Honors and Awards
Appreciation award for 2 years of service as President of the Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers section of the GTLA (2018-2020)
AV Rated Preeminent (2018)
Super Lawyers (2018)
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