About the Program
Winning Strategies & Tactics for Claimants' Attorneys: Leveraging Your Medical Case
In this module, Thomas Gagne, Esq. will explore:
- How to efficiently dissect medical records in tort and workers’ compensation claims to quickly and thoroughly extract the medical evidence you need;
- How physicians think, some aspects of professional cognition in general, and employing this knowledge to your advantage;
- You’re wrong! What to do when you think the medical experts are mistaken (without sinking your case).
- Crafting killer medical interrogatories.
Thomas M. Gagne
Attorney Offices of Thomas M. Gagne, PA
Thomas Gagne is a personal injury attorney with offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He's practiced injury law almost exclusively since opening his practice in 1998, concentrating in negligence and workers' compensation law.
Thomas originally hails from Portsmouth, NH where he won a scholarship at sixteen to study chemistry at the St. Pauls' school advanced studies program in Concord, NH.
At 17, Cornell University awarded Thomas a large scholarship where he planned to continue his chemistry studies in preparation for medical school, but soon changed his major to English literature with a concentration in philosophy because, as Thomas puts it, "I was ok with theory, but realized I was a danger to myself and others in lab."
After college, Thomas supported himself as a freelance journalist before accepting an offer to attend the state university of New York School of Law. While there, his article, "A Guide to New York New Ethics in Local Government Law" was published by the New York Ethics Commission. In his last year he accepted an offer from the Army JAG Corps to work as a prosecutor.
In 1995 he worked as an Assistant Solicitor in York and Columbia, SC before opening his practice. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School where he lectured on writing style and has led negotiations classes at the Harvard Law School. Thomas chairs the Cornell Ambassadors program, Carolina District.
Thomas is a distinguished faculty member at the National Business Institute. Since 2015 he has published three lectures for the continuing education for legal professionals, and since 2008 he is a member of the Harvard faculty club, Cambridge, Mass.
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE credit hour.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, please use this course code: 177361ADO