There is nothing more important that you can do as a mediator than to gain the trust of the people you’re working with. – Hon. Thomas D. Atkinson

Hon. Thomas D. Atkinson

Hon. Thomas D. Atkinson, former New York State Magistrate, Lynbrook Village Justice in the 8th busiest village court in New York State, is now Village Attorney. He also practices personal injury law, representing both plaintiffs and insurance companies and has had vast experience in commercial litigation, corporate finance, securities litigation, and various areas in business law.

Practicing law for decades, Judge Atkinson has served in the capacity as Justice, Mediator and Arbitrator and has developed a reputation for understanding and tending to the needs of his clients. With his dispute resolution experience, he has instituted many new programs in the courts to help a wide range of underrepresented individuals. He is passionate about his work as a mediator and arbitrator and believes that building trust is the cornerstone to successful mediation.

In 2018, The New York Law Journal survey ranked Judge Atkinson as both the number five mediator and number five arbitrator in Metro New York.


  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Tax Certiorari
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities
  • M & A


NY Metro


Village Attorney, Lynbrook, New York (2018 to Present)

Village Justice, Lynbrook, New York (2015 – 2018)

Partner, Ledwith & Atkinson, Lynbrook, New York (2006 Present)

Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin and Spratt, LLP, Lake Success New York (2002 2006)

Giordano, Halleran and Ciesla, LLP, Middletown, New Jersey (1998 - 2002)


Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. (1998)

Villanova University, B.A. cum laude (1992)



New York State

New Jersey State

United States District Court: So. Dist. of NY, East. Dist. of NY, Dist. of New Jersey



Lynbrook Trustee (2011 2015)

Counsel to the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce

Our Lady of Peace CYO Basketball Coach

St. Raymonds CYO Swim Coach

Lynbrook Titans Lacrosse Coach

Our Lady of Peace Golf Outing Chairman

Certified Rescue Scuba Diver by the Professional Association of Dive Instructors