Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C.
Phoenix Injury Lawyer & Workers Compensation Attorney
Our Firm Philosophy
Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale & Surrounding Areas
Thomas Wilmer ("Tom") has
devoted his practice to exclusively representing persons injured by the
negligence of others as well as workers injured on the job. Tom is an
Arizona native and third generation Arizona attorney. As the member of a
close knit family, Tom was raised in the unique setting of an Arizona
family with a strong legal legacy. While growing up, Tom spent a great
deal of time in the Arizona outdoors with his father, Charles Wilmer, an
Scottsdale personal injury lawyer
as well as his grandfather, Mark Wilmer, an Arizona attorney who began
his practice here in 1931. Being around two respected attorneys exposed
Tom to a unique understanding of how the practice of law has developed
and what the practice of law was like when it was a respected
profession, unlike the business model of today. Tom has taken
everything he learned from his grandfather and father and strives to
maintain the practice of law for what it should be: Ethical and devoted
representation of clients. Tom has always been dedicated to providing
personal one on one representation of plaintiffs who have been injured
on and off of the job. Tom believes that, unlike many firms, client's
should have open direct access to their attorneys and should not be
funneled through secretaries or paralegals. Tom's approach to the
practice of law carries on the Wilmer attorney philosophy that has in
the place in Arizona for over 80 years.
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FINDING THE RIGHT ARIZONA INJURY LAWYER
The task of finding the right Arizona personal injury lawyer
to represent you after an injury can be overwhelming. Is it important
to have a lawyer? YES, you should hire an EXPERIENCED attorney for a
number of reasons. Experienced lawyers know that the most important
thing to accomplish for the client is making sure that the the client's
claim is completely evaluated before an effort is made to try to settle
the matter or, if a reasonable settlement can't be reached, file a
lawsuit and pursue a recovery through the court system. A proper work-up
requires expertise in a number of fields to include a well founded
knowledge of medicine to ensure that the client's true injuries are
discovered and completely evaluated. This kind of knowledge takes years
to develop and is not something you learn in law school or, more
importantly, paralegal school. Another factor that is very important is
the ever developing field of lien laws. A lien is a method by which
medical providers, hospitals, some health plans, some disability plans
and governmental sponsored health coverage, such as Medicare and AHCCCS,
can seek reimbursement from the monies you might recover from the party
responsible for your injuries. It is very important to understand how
to review these claims to make sure that the claimed lien is valid and
enforceable. Some plan administrators tell you that they have an
enforceable right when, in fact, they do not. An experienced attorney
will determine if the lien is valid and can also assist in seeking
cooperation with lien holders in reducing the lien when reasonable to do
so. There are many other factors that come into play as well.
What's the most important way to ensure you are receiving good representation? Direct attorney interaction.
As a sole practitioner with over two decades of experience, you will
get one on one representation and attention to every detail about your
case. In large cases, I associate with experienced co-counsel that I
have partnered with in a number of cases over the last fifteen years.
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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LAWYER ADVERTISING
Gimmicks, Carpet Baggers, Unlicensed & Factory Firms
For many years, lawyer advertising was unethical . Lawyers simply could not advertise like they do today. In the
old days, the body of successful lawyers was a reflection of the skills
of these attorneys. Today, financial success of many lawyers is a
reflection of there advertising campaigns and not necessarily there
skill or the results they obtain for their clients. Being raised in a
family of Arizona Injury lawyers
tracing back to my grandfather, Mark Wilmer, with the advent of lawyer
advertising, I've seen the practice of law transform from a respectable
profession to a business with the unfortunate stereotype of "ambulance
chaser" reaffirmed by the heavy advertising campaigns of some lawyers.
With that in mind, here are some things you need to know about a fair
number of lawyers out there, especially the ones who advertise heavily:
1. A flashy commercial says nothing about the ability of the law firm, its record of success or the way clients are treated.
A slogan or catch phrase is a meaningless promotion that is better
suited for pitching drain cleaning services, not legal representation
for someone seriously injured.
advertiser's promise to get you a fast settlement should sound the
alarm bell. That means the firm turns there cases over quickly which
probably means little time may be devoted to insuring that all of your
damages are known. More importantly, some of these firms push their
clients to accept a smaller settlement just to get the case resolved so
the lawyer can get his money and move on to the next case. The insurance
companies know this and use it to their advantage. Huge advertising
campaigns cost tremendous amounts of money to run. Your case may serve
as a quick means to get money to feed the advertising machine.
advertising lawyers never go to court. A promise "to keep you out of
the courtroom" is a promise you do not want from your lawyer.
advertisers have such large volumes that you may never actually meet
face to face with a lawyer at any time. Many of the large volume firms
employ more paralegals than lawyers. In some of these firms, the
paralegal does most of the file work-up to include negotiating with the
6. There have been instances of advertising attorneys being disciplined because they had too many cases to actively manage.
lawyer you see on TV may not handle your case at all. Your case may be
handled by a young inexperienced attorney, or worse, primarily by a
non-attorney paralegal. In fact, some advertising lawyers simply refer
your case to another lawyer who may have no connection with the
advertising firm other than some form of financial referral arrangement.
advertising lawyers could never handle your case because they are not
licensed to practice in Arizona. This is not just the the national firms
advertising class action lawsuits. Some of the faces you see on TV
pitching their "local" Arizona firm are, in reality, lawyers from other
states looking to expand their practice. Some of these lawyers are not
licensed to practice in Arizona which means your case will be handled by
or under the supervision of another attorney.
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Are you in good hands with a heavily advertising lawyer? Probably not.
Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Cave Creek, Chandler,
Flagstaff, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Queen Creek, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe