Michael Ruppersburg


Athens personal injury attorney Michael Ruppersburg is a dedicated member of the Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. team. At the firm, he assists clients with a wide range of personal injury cases, including car and trucking accidents, dram shop lawsuits, premises liability, slip and falls, defective medical devices, and more. Michael began his law practice with the intent of helping people who had been seriously injured, as well as the loved ones of those who had lost their life due to someone else’s act of negligence. Michael follows a simple philosophy: he takes only the cases he truly believes in. This allows him to commit his time and resources to each case, providing thorough preparation for trial. His goal is to not only obtain the justice and recovery his clients deserve, but to make the entire process as stress-free as possible. He is committed to keeping his clients updated on the status of their case, answering or returning every phone call and email as quickly as possible. He also strives to educate his clients on the process so that they can feel more confident in every decision they make.

Michael grew up in Athens, Georgia where he attended the University of Georgia. After earning his B.A. and A.B.J. in Newspaper Journalism in 2002, Michael went on to obtain his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

In the early years of his law practice, Michael worked on the defense side of personal injury cases at one of Georgia’s largest law firms. He worked on behalf of major corporations, including many Fortune 500 companies, in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. After successfully arguing and winning many cases in the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, Michael decided to switch sides. Now, he uses his “behind-the-curtain” experience to his clients’ advantage. As a plaintiffs’ attorney, he is able to anticipate how an insurance company and others may attempt to defend their case. He uses this knowledge to provide his clients with the best representation possible.

Michael’s outstanding representation has earned him recognition from a number of prestigious organizations. He is proud to be included in the Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list from 2012-2016, an honor reserved only for 2.5% of lawyers in Georgia. He has also been named by his fellow Georgian lawyers as one of the state’s best attorneys and has received an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb. “But more important to me than these honors,” says Michael, “are the results I’ve won for my clients and what they have to say about my representation.”

Michael and his wife, Sarah, have one son, Hugh, and a dog, Bodey. They live in Atlanta where they spend most of their time chasing after Hugh, who spends most of his time chasing after Bodey. When Bodey isn’t napping, he spends most of his time eating the food that Hugh drops on the floor (which is a lot). When he’s not working or spending time with his family, Michael enjoys watching Georgia football at Sanford Stadium, listening to music (especially his favorite band, the Drive-By Truckers), and attending concerts. He also enjoys watching and listening to true crime dramas like Serial, Making a Murderer, and The Jinx, traveling, reading, running, and attempting to play the banjo.

Practice Areas

  • Car Accidents Lawsuits
  • Dram Shop Lawsuits
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries
  • Depuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits
  • Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits
  • Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits
  • Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits
  • Granuflo & Naturalyte Dialysis Lawsuits


  • University of Georgia: B.A./A.B.J. in Newspaper Journalism, 2002
  • University of Georgia School of Law: J.D.

Awards and Accolades

  • Included in the Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list, 2012-2016
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb
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Contact Information
440 College Avenue, Suite 320
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 354-4000

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