My name is Tom Ledgerwood. I have been practicing law here in the north state since 1984. I am a Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation and been helping people with their Social Security Disability cases for over two decades now.
I have published two books on surviving the administrative law process, The Workers’ Compensation Survival Manual and The Social Security Disability Survival Manual. I am also an editor, reporter, photographer and chief bottle washer for Safe Harbor, our awesome monthly newsletter.
I completed my undergraduate education in Business Administration with a Speech and Drama minor at California State University, Chico and graduated with honors in English and distinction in 1979.
I went on to be a financial analyst at IBM. My legal education began in San Francisco, where I attended Golden Gate University, School of Law and graduated in the top 20% of my class. I was a member of the Golden Gate Law Review and graduated in 1983.
My legal career began in earnest in 1984 when I became a deputy prosecutor with the Butte County District Attorney’s office. I went into private practice in 1987 specializing in civil litigation and criminal defense.
In 1996 I took over a colleague’s Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability practice and found my true calling in law. I love this area of the law and the things I can do to help people survive a work injury or just keep a roof over their head if they have lost their earning capacity.