Athens, GA Attorney at Law

hugh-michael-ruppersburgMichael represents people that have been seriously injured and families whose loved ones have been killed. He handles cases throughout Georgia and represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, including car wrecks, tractor-trailer accidents, construction accidents and premises liability cases such as slip/trip and falls and victims of crimes in negligent and inadequate security lawsuits.
He has tried and won numerous cases and argued and won appeals at both the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

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One of Georgia’s Best Trial Attorneys

SuperLawyers-RisingStarsMichael has been chosen by other Georgia lawyers as one of the state’s best trial attorneys and was named to the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list.  Only 2.5% of the lawyers in Georgia are selected for this honor. Attorney rating website Avvo has also awarded Michael a perfect 10.0 rating.

Michael formerly worked for Insurance Companies Defending Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases and also as an Assistant District Attorney

Michael’s diverse and substantial experience in the courtroom sets him apart from many attorneys who avoid the courtroom and seek to settle cases.

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