JOHN W. TOMASIK
Senior Attorney
Farmington Hills, MI
P: 248.324.2620
F: 248.324.2610
jwtomasik@kopkalaw.com

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John W. Tomasik is a senior attorney who has been practicing law in Michigan since 2004. He has extensive experience in both civil and administrative litigation focusing on the defense of employers, insurance companies and self-insureds in the workers’ compensation arena throughout the state of Michigan. John is well versed in the defense of school districts, hospitals and municipalities. He has vast experience in the manufacturing, transportation and retail industries. John also regularly teaches adjusters and claims specialists on Michigan Workers’ Compensation law throughout the country.

Additionally, John represents one of the nation’s largest grocers defending its worker’s compensation matters. John is both an aggressive and effective litigator as well as a strong voice for his clients during facilitations when early resolution of a case is most desirous.

Born and raised in Sterling Heights, Michigan, John currently lives with his wife, Kate, along with his young son and daughter in West Bloomfield, Michigan.  In his spare time, John is an avid golfer and enjoys following the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan sports.

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

  • In a recent case, John exposed the fact that the plaintiff, who claimed frostbite while installing satellite dishes, was a drug seeker. John discovered 47 Emergency Room visits in 55 weeks in which the plaintiff sought Vicodin and Percocet by making up stories about being attacked and falling off of his bike. The treating physician being deposed was unaware of the situation; so at the end of the deposition when plaintiff’s counsel rested for the final time, John asked an additional question, “Did you ever see the plaintiff after his final visit?” The doctor answered that he had, and revealed that about a month after his last visit the plaintiff returned stating that his 90 day supply of pain medication was eaten by his neighbor’s dog and he needed a refill. The plaintiff’s attorney ended up settling the case for a nuisance value, even though he initially asked for $75,000.

ADMISSIONS

Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

MEMBERSHIPS

Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association
University of Michigan Alumni Association
Michigan Self Insurers’ Association

EDUCATION

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.