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Thomas M. Domer
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Attorney Thomas M. Domer has over 35 years of experience representing injured workers in Wisconsin. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and his peers continually recognize him as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer. Tom was named the 2011 Milwaukee Workers' Compensation Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers. In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service and advocacy from the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG).

Tom taught the worker's compensation course at Marquette University Law School, providing the instruction and training for many other lawyers. He lectures frequently around the state and nation (including the State Bar of Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin School for Worker's Compensation Institute). His national and international presentations on worker's compensation practice and ethics for lawyers and law students and long-term advocacy for injured workers earned him election as a Charter Member of the ABA's College of Worker's Compensation Lawyers. He also was elected a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a national organization of leading worker's compensation experts. He also is a prolific writer, editing the national magazine Workers' First Watch, co-authoring over two dozen texts (including West's treatise Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Law), and is regularly quoted in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel.

He belongs to numerous professional organizations: Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group-WILG (Board of Directors and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient); Wisconsin Association of Justice (Worker's Comp Cmte); American Association of Justice (Past Chair, Workers' Comp Section); Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys; and the American, State and Milwaukee Bar associations. Tom also remains an active community member, tutoring GED students at Milwaukee's Adult Learning Center and has served on the Board (as past chair) at Dominican High School. Tom earned all his degrees in Wisconsin: B.A.(St. Norbert), M.A.(UW-Milwaukee), Ph.D.(Marquette), and J.D.(UW-Madison).

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
  • Marquette University
    • Ph.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • M.A.
  • St. Norbert
    • B.A.
  • Responding to an IME (Independent Medical Examination) Report, WI State Bar Medical-Legal seminar, March 2017
  • Fitbit/Facebook Frenzy: Worker’s Comp Social Media Ethics Issues, WI State Bar, Sept. 2017
  • Role of Physical Therapy and Functional Capacity Evaluations in Workers’ Compensation, WI State Bar Medical-Legal seminar, March 2018
  • Inadequacy of Workers’ Compensation Benefits, WCI National Conference, Aug. 2018
  • Member of Board, Past Chair, Dominican High School
  • Workers' Compensation Law, West, 2010
  • Workers' First Watch (Tom Domer, Editorial Board Chair)
  • Wisconsin Methods of Practice - Worker's Compensation
  • TRIAL Magazine - Carpal Tunnel Claims, Tom Domer, 2002
  • ABA College of Worker's Compensation Lawyers, Elected Member (2018-2019 President)
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group - WILG, National Board of Directors
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Worker's Compensation Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Section, Past Chair
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Worker's Compensation Law 100%
  • Wisconsin, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1983
  • 2011 Milwaukee Best Lawyers Workers' Compensation Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer for Worker's Compensation
  • Charter Member of ABA's College of Worker's Compensation Lawyers
  • Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)