Attorney - Thomas J. Mazziotti


Thomas J. Mazziotti
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404.954.6941
F: 678.539.1558
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Tom is a Partner in our Atlanta office, and an experienced trial lawyer who is the Chair of the firm’s Products Liability Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on a wide variety of products liability and health care matters involving complex, high-damages claims. Tom has built a reputation for hard work, creative thinking and aggressive defense of clients without sacrificing his professionalism. 
Tom's products liability experience includes serving as national, regional and local counsel for clients in mass tort actions as well as single plaintiff litigation. He has particular expertise in defending manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, hand and power tools, and consumer products. He partners with clients on e-Discovery and assists them with identifying relevant documents and preservation obligations. A related aspect of Tom's products liability practice is counseling clients on product safety, risk and reporting, including product recall and regulatory compliance before government agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
In addition, Tom regularly defends physicians, nurse midwives, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers in professional malpractice claims, and he represents physicians before the Georgia Composite Medical Board and in other administrative matters. He also represents health care providers and company executives with risk management matters and with government or internal investigations related to alleged health care fraud and abuse.    
Over twenty years as a trial lawyer, Tom has tried numerous cases to verdict in both federal and state courts, and he has argued before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals. He has an active motions practice and has extensive experience mediating complex, high-exposure cases.
Tom is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been selected as either a Georgia Super Lawyer or Georgia Rising Star every year since 2005.
He earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington & Lee University.
A native of Atlanta, Tom graduated from Marist High School, where he met his wife Jennifer.  They have three children.
Significant Representations
Defend product manufacturers, including major pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in tort litigation
Counsel and defend medical device companies on crisis management and FDA reporting and compliance. 
Defend and counsel large metro-Atlanta hospitals, physicians, and nurses in professional negligence claims
Represent individuals in alleged health care fraud and abuse claims
Defend automotive manufacturer in products liability suits nationwide 
Counsel automotive products manufacturers involving regulatory and recall issues before NHTSA
Defend companies in lawsuits involving catastrophic motor vehicle accidents 

Practice Areas

Aging Services

Tom has a robust practice in aging services and related long term care matters, and has defended skilled nursing and assisted living facilities against a wide range of negligence and wrongful death claims.

Health Care

Tom works with medical device companies on product risk, crisis management and FDA reporting and compliance matters, and represents individuals in alleged health care fraud and abuse investigations and claims.

Products Liability

Tom counsels companies on the full spectrum of product safety, risk and reporting matters, including product recall and regulatory compliance before government agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He assists product manufacturers with e-Discovery obligations in products liability claims and in litigation, and defends automotive manufacturers in products liability suits nationwide.

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Tom defends and counsels physicians, midwives, nurses and large metro-Atlanta hospitals in a wide variety of professional negligence claims.


B.A., Washington & Lee University
J.D., cum laude, Georgia State University College of Law


Georgia State Courts
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals


Co-Author, "Effective Use of Experts, the Rules of Engagement," Product Liability Law & Strategy, May 2004.

Tom Mazziotti Jumps to Hall Booth for Trial Practice, Daily Report, June 27, 2017.


Preparing for and Defending the 30(b)(6) Corporate Deposition,” USLaw Fall 2018 Conference, Montreal, QB
Program Co-Chair and Speaker, "Potential Criminal Implications for Corporate Officers — Park Doctrine," and "Process of Recall / Food Safety Modernization Act," Food Liability Litigation Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 21, 2012 
Speaker, "Effective Use of Medical Records in Personal Injury Litigation," Lorman Education Services, National Teleconference, April 2007, October 2007, January 2009, July 2009 and February 2012 
Moderator and Speaker, "Business Across Borders: Protecting the In-House Attorney-Client Privilege Domestically and Abroad," Greenberg Traurig Continuing Legal Education Program, Atlanta, GA, July 28, 2010 
Moderator and Speaker, "Minimizing Exposure and Managing Product Recall Effectively," 6th Annual Drug & Medical Device Litigation Forum, Marcus Evans, Philadelphia, PA, April 2010 
Speaker, "The Recall Playbook: Offense and Defense," Food Claims and Litigation Conference- Emerging Issues in Food-Related Litigation, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Austin, TX, February 2010 
Speaker, "Using the Legal Nursing Compass for Maintaining Patient Safety," Navigating Ethical and Legal Issues in a Changing Health Care Environment, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, October 2008 
Speaker, "Product Liability and the Food and Drug Administration," Toxic Torts, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, GA, March 2007 
Speaker and Panelist, "Make or Brake Your Case," Experts in Auto Litigation, Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, Atlanta, GA, September 2006 
Speaker and Panelist, "What Your Lawyer Wants You to Know," New Technology in the Operating Room: Safe Implementation, 91st Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA October 2005 
Speaker and Panelist, "Identifying the Experts You Need and Working with Them Effectively," Pharmaceutical Litigation 101, Lexis Nexis, New Orleans, LA, June 2005 
Speaker and Panelist, "Effective Strategies in Cases Involving the Treating Physician," Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation, Lexis Nexis, Phoenix, AZ, January 2005 
Speaker and Panelist, "Protective Orders in Medical Device Litigation," American Bar Association, Pharmaceuticals, Biologicals, and Medical Device Subcommittee, Chicago, IL, September 2004 
Moderator and Speaker, "Using Experts in Your Case: The When and How in Federal and State Court," Building on the Foundation: Professional Development for Younger Lawyers, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, GA, January 2003 
Moderator and Speaker, "Third-Party Practice: What You Need to Know About Indemnification and Contribution," Auto Insurance Law and Accident Litigation in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, June 2002 
Moderator and Speaker, "Discovery Weapons - Efficient and Effective Use of Discovery Strategy in Federal and State Courts," Building on the Foundation: Professional Development for Younger Lawyers, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, GA, January 2002


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 out of 5
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions; Products Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2010-2019
Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
"Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia," 2013-2015 
"Rising Star," 2005-2010
Team Member, The Daily Report’s "Georgia Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Department of the Year," 2016 
Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2012-2013 
Team Member, Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2011 
Recipient, "Distinguished Service Award" for Public Service, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2002 


Member, International Association of Defense Counsel 
Charter Member, Fellows of the Atlanta Bar Foundation 
Fellow, Georgia Lawyers Foundation 
Member, Atlanta Bar Association 
Member, The American Health Lawyers Association 
Past President, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers 
Member, Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys 
Member, Georgia Society For Healthcare Risk Management 
Member, St. Thomas More Society 
Founding Member, Georgia Italian American Bar Association
Leadership Sandy Springs, Class of 2010