Attorneys

Experience

David Sipple is a partner in the Savannah office and practices in the areas of admiralty law and insurance law.

David is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Georgia. He is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of Georgia. David also belongs to the Maritime Law Association of the United States, in which he serves on the Committee on Marine Ecology and Criminal Law and the Committee on Marine Torts and Casualties; the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, in which he is a past chairman of the Institute; and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, in which he serves on the Maritime Law Committee. David is currently and has been an associate editor of the publication American Maritime Cases since 1997.

He is the author of several articles on admiralty law published in the Mercer Law Review and was a speaker on the topic of Eleventh Circuit, Sixth Circuit, and Eighth Circuit Review at the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute’s 1995 and 2004 Continuing Legal Education seminars. David also spoke at the 2009 annual meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States on the topic of Legal Professionalism.

David is a past member of the board of directors of the International Seamen’s House and is a past president of the Port of  Savannah Propeller Club. He is also a past president of the Hibernian Society of Savannah and a past chairman of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.

David graduated with a B.A. in 1966 and a masters in Public Administration in 1969 from the University of Georgia. He received a J.D., cum laude, from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1972.

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America: Admiralty & Maritime Law, 1995-2019

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Lawyer of the Year: Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2011 & 2017

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Georgia Super Lawyers: 2004

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Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated

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News

23 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Best Lawyers is an annual publication that recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice.

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23 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys from the firm were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys for significant achievements in their area of practice.

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21 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Best Lawyers, which is published annually in almost 70 countries, recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their area of practice.

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20 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected For The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 22 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.

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25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

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HunterMaclean Launches Emergency Response Team to Address Legal Needs of Truck Accidents on Southeast Highways

HunterMaclean‘s new HunterMaclean Emergency Response Team (HMERT) offers round-the-clock coordination to expedite responses to trucking accidents in Coastal Georgia.

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28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2012

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently honored a record 23 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “This honor reflects hard work on the part of the firm’s partners and associates.”

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2011

The Best Lawyers in America® for 2011, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 28 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 20 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We’re delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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HunterMaclean Partners David F. Sipple and Harold B. Yellin Selected as "Best Lawyers" for 2011

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently named Harold B. Yellin the “Best Lawyers 2011 Savannah Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” and David F. Sipple the “Best Lawyers 2011 Savannah Maritime Lawyer of the Year.”

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2010

The Best Lawyers in America for 2010, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 20 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 18 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said John M. Tatum, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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Eighteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Named 2009 Best Lawyers in America

Eighteen leading attorneys with HunterMaclean were recently named to The Best Lawyers in America listing for 2009, a confidential peer-review survey, breaking the firm record set for 2008, when 16 attorneys earned this top honor.

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Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2008

Sixteen top attorneys with HunterMaclean were recently named to The Best Lawyers in America listing for 2008, a confidential peer-review survey.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year’s Best Lawyers in America list,” said John M. Tatum, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

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HunterMaclean Creates Transportation Law Practice Team

HunterMaclean’s Transportation Law Practice Team unites the firm’s shipping, maritime, trucking and litigation experts to offer optimal representation for new and existing clients.

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