- Thomas O. Sippel
- Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 1630
- Atlanta,GA 30346
- 678.206.2500 fax: 678.206.2507
Mr. Sippel represents primarily employers and insurers in a variety of matters, including employment law matters, workers' compensation claims, auto, products and premises liability claims.
Representative Client Work
Represents a broad range of employers in various types of litigation.
Representative verdicts include defense verdicts in section 1983 action brought against school district (Neal et al. v. Fulton County Board of Education, 1:98-CV-01474 (N.D.Ga. 2004).
Successfully defended employer in workers' compensation suit alleging carpal tunnel syndrome (Smith v. BI-LO, Maury County Tennesse case #11076, 2006), and successfully defended hospital janitorial service against osteoarthritis claim in Corn v. HHS, M2004-02319-SC (Tennessee Supreme Court 2006).
Representative plaintiff's verdicts include civil actions for death claims in Jackson v. Georgia Gulf Sulfur Co, Georgia SBWC #255-0-7657 (1995), Hensley v. Evergreen Express Lines, Inc., Case 84960-1 (Whitfield County Superior Court 2008).
Obtained summary judgment for numerous clients in premises liability and slip and fall cases.
Represents employers in Title VII, retaliatory discharge/wrongful termination, ERISA, FMLA, ADA, and FLSA cases in state and federal courts.
Represented trucking company in successful resolution of multi-million dollar damages claim resulting from vehicle collision.
Provides guidance and coverage opinions to carriers, including excess and surplus lines providers.
Represented insurance company in multi-state subrogation of workers compensation and third party claims, successfully recovering significant damages from at-fault parties.
Represents creditors in bankruptcy litigation, and has succesfully protected creditors against preference claims and other adversary proceedings.
Provide seminars and training to insurance adjusters and professionals of various types.
Bar & Court Admissions
Georgia; Tennessee; District of Columbia; US District Courts for Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia;
US District Court of Eastern Tennessee; US District Court of Eastern Maryland;
US Court of Appeals, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
State Bar of Georgia
Tennessee Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Atlanta Claims Association
Georgia Self Insurers Association
Board Member, Bachman Community Center
Carter Center Volunteer
Publications and Lectures
"Jurisdiction Issues in Workers Compensation Claims" Summer 2005 Edition, Compensation Courier
"Workers Compensation in Tennessee" and "Advanced Workers' Compensation" presented by Lorman Education Services, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
"Detecting Insurance Fraud" presented to CNA Insurance, 2008
"Good Faith and Ethics in Claims Handling" presented to Summit Claims, 2008
"Time Management for Adjusters" presented to Key Risk, 2008
"2004 Workers Compensation Reform Act" presented to MAC Risk Management, 2004
"Procedures for Handling Georgia Workers' Compensation Claims" presented to Sentry Insurance, 2003; Ohio Casualty Group, 2002; GuideOne Insurance, 2002; TIG Insurance, 2002