Tom Sippel’s practice focuses on litigation matters in the firm’s Atlanta office, bringing more than 25 years of legal and industry experience to MGC.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as the managing attorney for Georgia and Tennessee staff legal offices of The Hartford Insurance Group, as well as the managing member of an insurance defense firm in Atlanta. Tom represents defendants in a wide variety of litigation cases, including premises, auto, commercial, wrongful death and professional liability, and carriers in first party claims and insurance fraud investigations.

Tom has been married for over 20 years to his wife, Lisa, and together they share twin girls. He spends his free time with his family, playing golf, gardening and reading historical nonfiction.

Practice Areas

  • Adulterated Food
  • Alcohol Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • SIU/Arson and Fraud
  • Slander/Defamation
  • Trucking


  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (JD)
  • University of Georgia (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • Atlanta Claims Association (2013-Present: Board Member)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Risk Insurance Management Society
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Bar Admissions

  • 2000 Tennessee
  • 1998 Washington, DC
  • 1996 Georgia
  • US District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • US District Court, District of Maryland


  • Atlanta Super Lawyers - Civil Litigation Defense (2013)
  • Appointed Appellate Counsel for Macon Judicial Circuit (1997 and 1998)
  • State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project Award (1996 and 1997)
  • Macon Bar Association Eleemosynary Award (1997)
  • Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honor Society - Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ - AV®


  • “Jurisdiction Issues in Workers’ Compensation Claims” DRI Workers’ Compensation Courier, Fall 2005

Community Involvement

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (2010-Present)
  • Bachman Community Center (2004-2008: Board Member)