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Penny Manship

Associate

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Penny Manship graduated from UCLA School of Law and was admitted to practice in the State of California in 1998.  She moved to Colorado in 2016 and was admitted to practice in the state in 2017.   Her career is devoted to representing plaintiffs in construction defect and class action cases.  She has successfully represented thousands of homeowners and many homeowners associations in construction defect claims.  In addition, she has effectively resolved several class action cases involving product defects and consumer fraud claims for the benefit of thousands of homeowners and consumers.

Ms. Manship has prevailed on several appeals on behalf of her California clients on issues impacting their legal rights and remedies, including defeating arbitration clauses in home purchase agreements and protecting consumers’ rights to bring class actions.

Ms. Manship is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

$42 million class action settlement for approximately 4,400 homes and condominiums In Re Galvanized Steel Pipe Litigation

$4 million class action settlement for approximately 400 homeowners for Greenboard behind tile in showers

1998 Karen Dorey Book Award – This recognition, given each year since 1975, honors one of the UCLA Law School's graduates whose undergraduate degree came from a California State University campus. The award was established by Hon. Norman L. Epstein, the first general counsel of the CSU and now a presiding justice on the California Court of Appeal. It recognizes a CSU alum on the student's overall academic performance and promise of contribution to the public good.

Colorado, 2017

California, 1998

U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1998

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1998

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1998

B.A., 1990, Business - Marketing, California State University, Fullerton
High honors
1990 Outstanding Marketing Student

California Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Burg Simpson Founding Shareholder Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax Data Breach on C-SPAN

 September 23, 2017

Burg Simpson Founding Shareholder Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax Data Breach on C-SPAN

Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson founding shareholder and author of “Trial By Fire, One Man’s Battle of End Corporate Greed and Save Lives”, was interviewed by Kimberly Atkins in a live interview on C-SPAN on September 23, 2017. In the interview, Michael discussed consumer rights in the wake of the Equifax data breach. “We have… Read more »

Federal Court Selects David P. Hersh as Committee on Conduct Chair

 September 19, 2017

Federal Court Selects David P. Hersh as Committee on Conduct Chair

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado, acting through Chief Judge Marcia Krieger, has appointed Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh as Chairman of the Committee on Conduct for that Court. David has been serving on the Committee on Conduct for the past four years. The appointment as Chair takes effect Oct…. Read more »

Burg Simpson Awards First Denver Police Scholarship

 September 18, 2017

Burg Simpson Awards First Denver Police Scholarship

Burg Simpson is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Burg Simpson Law Firm Denver Police Officer Foundation Scholarship. Lauren Horowitz won the essay competition with her essay, “Why We Honor the Men and Women in Blue,” taking home a $1,500 scholarship. The competition, conducted in partnership with the Denver Police Officers Foundation, was… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announces Its 6th Annual Scholarship Competition

 September 12, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announces Its 6th Annual Scholarship Competition

September 12, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Scholarship Competition. Based upon written essays by graduating Colorado high school seniors, the competition aims to teach the next generation about the… Read more »

Drugs, Alcohol, & Work Comp - Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 September 20, 2017

Can Drugs and Alcohol Hurt Your Workers’ Comp Case?

It’s been five years since voters legalized recreational pot consumption in Colorado. As a result, many employers have backed off from testing candidates and employees for drug use at a record pace. In 2014, for example, roughly 77 percent of Colorado companies featured drug-testing policies. Today, only 62 percent of businesses test for drug use,… Read more »

What you Might Not Know About Motorcycles in Colorado – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 September 7, 2017

What you Might Not Know About Motorcycles in Colorado

As the last of summer slips away, it’s not uncommon to see more motorcyclists on Colorado’s roads, especially on the weekends. Motorcycling is as popular as ever in Colorado, with the number of registered bikes up since 2012. But they’re also deadlier than ever. Just last year, 125 motorcyclists died in motor vehicle accidents, which… Read more »

Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 September 5, 2017

Colorado Plays it Safer at Work Than Most

Other than being known for its benefits, Colorado is also a safer place to work than many other states. Colorado ranks above the national average for the amount of employee fatalities, according to an exhaustive Associated Press analysis of federal data. In fact, over the last decade Colorado has managed to drive down worker deaths… Read more »

Driving Uninsured - Denver Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 31, 2017

Protect Yourself from Uninsured Drivers

Car accidents are unsettling, stressful incidents, even if no one’s been seriously injured. That stress can be compounded when you find out later the driver who rear-ended you at a stoplight doesn’t have auto insurance. It’s not that uncommon, according to the Insurance Research Council, since roughly 13 percent of people are driving around without… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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