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About me

I am a trial lawyer that represents people who have been seriously injured or killed in car accidents, tractor-trailer wrecks, construction accidents, and slip/trip and falls.


 


I have been selected as a Georgia SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Only 2.5% of the lawyers in Georgia are chosen for this honor. 


 


Before I began representing people and families, I worked at one of Atlanta's largest law firms defending insurance companies and corporations in personal injury and wrongful death cases.  I learned how insurance companies and defense lawyers defend and value these cases and now use this experience in prosecuting my clients' cases.  


 


I have offices in Atlanta and Athens and handle cases all over the state of Georgia. Please call for a free consultation about your case.  

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Car Accident: 25%
  2. Trucking Accident: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael G. Geoffroy

    Michael is an honest, hard working attorney who cares about his clients. I highly recommend him in trucking, car accidents and premises liability cases.

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    Michael Geoffroy Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lakota Robin Denton

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    Lakota Denton Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

220 College Ave.
Suite 412
Athens, GA, 30601

1776 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200601/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMichael Ruppersburg, Attorney at Law2016 - Present
PartnerThe Simon Law Firm, LLP2012 - 2015
AttorneyCarlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP2008 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyPiedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office2006 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Trucking SectionMember2012 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation CommitteeBoard Member2008 - Present
Atlanta Council of Younger LawyersMember2008 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2008 - Present
Piedmont Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Allstate v. Patrick NealWon at Georgia Court of Appeals
Sims v. Suburban LanesWon at Trial Court
Rasnick v. Motel JesupWon at Georgia Supreme Court
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily ReportNo Liability for Motel Owner2011
Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionOfficer acquitted in shooting2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of GeorgiaNewspaper JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
University of GeorgiaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationLiability of Cities, Counties & The State For Unsafe Roads2015
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationLawsuits Against Cities and Counties For Unsafe Streets & Sidewalks2014
Sigma Nu FraternityHow To Stay Out Of Legal Trouble As A College Student And What to Do When You Get In It2012
Sigma Chi FraternityHow To Stay Out Of Legal Trouble As A College Student And What to Do When You Get In It2012
University of Georgia Interfraternity Council5 Ways for Fraternities to Reduce and Manage Risk2011
Kappa Sigma FraternityHow To Stay Out Of Legal Trouble As A College Student And What to Do When You Get In It2011
Alpha Tau Omega FraternityHow To Stay Out Of Legal Trouble As A College Student And What to Do When You Get In It2011
Alpha Gamma Rho FraternityHow To Stay Out Of Legal Trouble As A College Student And What to Do When You Get In It2011
2008 Atlanta Claims AssociationMock trial for insurance industry professionals2008