Complex Litigation

Mr. Sipprelle is an AV®-rated trial lawyer with approximately 28 years of experience in high exposure tort, employment and commercial litigation.  Mr. Sipprelle is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of California.  Mr. Sipprelle also has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in federal courts throughout the United States.  Mr. Sipprelle was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

Mr. Sipprelle has represented major automobile manufacturers in the defense of products liability claims involving catastrophic injuries, including burn, spinal, and brain injuries. He also has represented an international consumer products designer and distributor in product liability matters involving catastrophic burn injuries. Mr. Sipprelle also regularly handles high exposure personal injury cases outside the products liability context.

Mr. Sipprelle represents clients in a wide variety of complex and high exposure commercial disputes through trial and appeal, including contractual, partnership and LLC member disputes, and disputes involving real property and lender liability.

Mr. Sipprelle also represents clients in employment litigation matters in California’s state and federal courts, including lawsuits involving alleged wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Mr. Sipprelle has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, bench trials, and binding arbitrations, including in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, breach of contract, LLC member disputes, real property disputes, lender liability, and employment discrimination.

Admissions
California State Bar, 1989
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1989
U.S. District Court, Sourthern District of California, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1989
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1990

Education
Claremont McKenna College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983
Univeristy of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1989

Professional Memberships
Ventura County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization

Honors & Awards
American Board of Trial Advocates’ Award, 1989
Named a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” Employment Litigation: Defense, Law & Politics, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008, 2009, 2010
Named a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” Law & Politics, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Diploma in Trial Advocacy, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1993
AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating