Louisville, Kentucky Personal Injury, Corporate Law and Divorce Lawyers

Attorney Profiles

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Linda Y. Atkins, Partner

Linda Y. Atkins

A native of Pittsburgh, Linda Atkins earned her law degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1982.

During her legal career, Linda has been an associate with Segal, Isenberg, Sales, Stewart & Cutler, the first director and division chief of the Domestic Violence Unit at the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and served as vice president, assistant general counsel and federal regulatory compliance officer for a local bank. Linda is a member of Leadership Louisville, past chair of the Louisville Metro Police Merit Board, past chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Louisville Bar Association and was an adjunct faculty member at Jefferson Community Technical College. In 2000, Linda became a published novelist with the release of her first book, Absence of Reason. She currently has three legal suspense novels in print.

Practice areas

  • Domestic relations
  • Torts
  • Civil liability
  • Intentional torts
  • Tort liability
  • Tort defense

Bar admissions

  • Kentucky, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1993


  • J.D., University of Louisville, 1982
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Kappa Gamma Phi
    • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • B.A., Spalding University, 1979
  • Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,  1965 to 1967


  • Louisville Bar Association
    • Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1995 to 1996
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Louisville Metro Police Merit Board
    • Former Chair

Additional experience

  • Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Jefferson Community & Technical College

Published novelist

  • Absence of Reason, 2000
  • Names Will Never Hurt Me, 2004
  • Politics Can Be Murder, 2008

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Thomas H. Atkins, Managing Partner

Thomas H. Atkins

Tom Atkins graduated magna cum laude with his law degree from the University of Louisville in 1983 and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1984. Born in Beckley, West Virginia, in 1951, he earned his bachelor's degree from Marshall University in 1973 and his master's degree from the University of Louisville in 1977. Tom served in the United States Army and retired after achieving the rank of Major.

In 1991, Tom and his wife Linda founded the Louisville law firm of Atkins & Atkins. In 1993, the firm won the Louisville Bar Association pro bono award for exemplary work on death penalty cases.

Tom is a past chair of the Louisville Metro Division of Fire Advisory Committee and a past chair of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections Oversight Committee. In addition to his legal practice, he is a former adjunct professor at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville.

Practice areas

Bar admissions

  • Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2001


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville, 1983
    • Delta Theta Phi
  • M.S., University of Louisville, 1977
  • B.A., Marshall University, 1973


  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Brandeis Society
  • Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, 1983 to present
    • Commissioner, 1983 to 2000
    • Special Advisor, 2000 to 2010
  • Life Member, Disabled American Veterans
  • Life Member, Association of the Century

Military service

  • Major, Army of the United States, retired

Additional experience

  • Former Adjunct Professor, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Reported cases

  • United States v. Riascos-Suarez, 73 F.3d 616 (1996)

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Contact Atkins & Atkins today

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