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Michael Thor Kessinger

Michael Thor Kessinger

Helping Idaho and Washington's Injured and Disabled
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability
  • Idaho, Washington
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Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Having known Michael for over 20 years, 18 of which as a professional, I can attest to both his abilities and ethics as a lawyer.
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Attorney Michael Kessinger has been helping injured workers, victims of personal injury, and Social Security Disability claimants since he began practicing in 2003.

Mr. Kessinger has extensive experience representing injured workers in Idaho Industrial Commission proceedings. He has tried dozens of workers' compensation cases and argued workers compensation cases before the Idaho Supreme Court.

Mr. Kessinger represents the injured in Washington and Idaho with car crash injuries, slip and falls, dog bites, etc.

In addition to Idaho workers' compensation and personal injury claims, Mr. Kessinger represents the disabled before the Social Security Administration. He helps with denied claims and attends Administrative Law Judge Social Security hearings.

Mr. Kessinger and his staff strive to provide professional and personal service to each and everyone they represent.

Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Social Security Disability
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho State Bar
ID Number: 6719
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Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 39485
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  • Italian: Spoken
University of Idaho
J.D. (2002) | Law
Activities: Student Government
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Wabash College
B.A. (2000) | Political Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Senior Awards: Daniels Award in Philosophy of Law George A. Lipsky Award William Nelson White Award Honor Societies Pi Sigma Alpha Psi Chi
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North Idaho College
A.A. (1998) | General
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Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association  # 39485
- Current
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Idaho State Bar  # 6719
- Current
Activities: Workers' Compensation Section
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Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Heart Attack Cases in Idaho
ITLA Journal Vol. 40, No. 1
Impairment and Disability: Moving Targets
ITLA Journal Vol. 46, No. 3
Occupational Disease Claim Basics
ITLA Journal Vol. 41, No. 4
Speaking Engagements
Idaho Workers' Compensation Roundtable, Zoom Conference
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Michael was a co-moderator in a Zoom Roundtable discussion addressing workers' compensation attorneys throughout Idaho state.
Current Issues in Workers' Comp Cases, Idaho State Bar Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, Boise, Idaho
Idaho State Bar Association
Michael was one of three panelists discussing current Idaho workers' compensation issues before a room full of Idaho attorneys practicing in the workers' compensation field.
Idaho Workers' Compensation Basics, Ray McNichols Inns of Court, Clarkston, Washington
Ray McNichols Inns of Court
Michael presented the basics of Idaho Workers' Compensation to a gathering of local practitioners, practicing in various areas of law.
Impairment and Disability: Moving Targets?, ITLA Fall Conference, McCall, Idaho
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Michael presented a seminar on the changing interaction between permanent partial impairment and permanent disability in the Idaho workers' compensation system.
Idaho Workers’ Compensation Case Law Review, ISB Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Seminar, Boise, Idaho
Idaho State Bar Association
Michael reviewed recent cases for the Workers' Compensation Section members of the Idaho State Bar Association.
Idaho Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update, ISB Workers Compensation Section Annual Seminar, Sun Valley, Idaho
Idaho State Bar Association
Michael presented a detailed case law review of recent cases to the Workers' Compensation Section of the Idaho State Bar Association.
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Goicoechea Law, LLC
826 Main St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
Telephone: (208) 743-2313
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