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Thomas J. Walsh

Thomas Walsh is a shareholder in the Kansas City office of MVP Law. Tom began his legal career 26 years ago with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and has been with MVP since 2003. He represents employers and insurance carriers and defends workers’ compensation claims.

Tom successfully defends employers and insurance carriers at all levels of trial and appellate courts in both Kansas and Missouri.  He frequently argues cases before the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and the Kansas Workers’ Compensation Board of Appeals.  He was the lead attorney in a recent Missouri case decided by the Commission defining the extent of the employee-employer relationship.  His experience defending work disability and permanent and total disability claims extends into Kansas. Tom’s civil litigation practice greatly aids his ability to analyze and prosecute potential subrogation interests against negligent third-party tortfeasors.  He assists employers and insurers in protecting their subrogation interests. 

While at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Tom was the technical editor of the Urban Lawyer and had a case digest published on First Amendment implications in political speech. He often speaks on workers’ compensation for clients, industry groups and the bar.  He recently presented a program on permanent and total disability in Missouri at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute.  Tom is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in workers’ compensation since 2012.