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Steven G. Greenlee

Shareholder

Steven Greenlee
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Mr. Greenlee joined Burg Simpson in May 2005 after previously practicing as a partner in a well-regarded Denver firm where he was engaged in complex civil defense representing international, national and local corporations, insurance companies, businesses and individuals in every aspect of litigation in matters of employment, insurance, personal injury, products liability, environmental, toxic tort, contracts and other commercial disputes, and intellectual property.

He became a Shareholder at Burg Simpson in 2011 and continues to successfully represent the firm’s clients in the state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado, principally protecting the rights of those who have been seriously injured by the negligence of others. He believes his insurance defense background has been invaluable in helping Burg Simpson’s clients seek and receive just compensation for their injuries and damages. He has helped secure many millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts, and judgments.

Mr. Greenlee is a past member of the Board of Governors for the Up With People International Alumni Association, the 21,000+ member organization of the international performing and community service group, Up With People. He continues to volunteer his time to helping the Association on various legal matters. Mr. Greenlee has also provided support to a number of other charitable causes, including Craig Hospital, Aware Alzheimer’s Association, Dog is My Co-Pilot, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Mr. Greenlee was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming for both his undergraduate and law degrees. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado. He currently lives in Broomfield, Colorado with his wife and three boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and writing fiction.

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2012-2017

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2015-2016

Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Colorado, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012-2015

Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM Rating

Order of the Coif (Top 10% in Law School Class)

Law Review: Comment Editor; Staff Member

Thurman Arnold Scholarship and Legal Services Scholarship

American Jurisprudence Awards

President’s Honor Roll

Dean’s Honor Roll

Golden Key National Honor Society

Colorado, 1994

Wyoming, 1994

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1995

U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

J.D., 1994, with honors, University of Wyoming College of Law

B.S., 1991, University of Wyoming College of Commerce and Industry

Colorado Bar Association

Wyoming State Bar

Denver Bar Association

National Trial Lawyers Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

"America's Trial Lawyers: Protecting a Threatened Species" - The Trial Lawyer, Fall 2016

"Employee Handbooks: At-Will or Not-At-Will? A Question of Form Over Substance" - XXVIII Land and Water L. Rev. 289, 1993

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

 March 23, 2017

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

One of President Trump’s newest proposed executive orders is meant to protect “religious liberty.” Instead, it has the potential to legalize the discrimination of gays, women, and other minorities. As such, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Alan Simpson urges the president to think twice before signing it, arguing that not only is the measure wildly unpopular… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

 March 23, 2017

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s lengthy Senate confirmation hearing is expected to wrap up this week. President Trump nominated Gorsuch, a 10th Circuit Appellate judge, last month to fill the late Justice Scalia’s seat after his sudden death last year. The Colorado native has drawn strong Republican support but faces critical Democrats concerned about his… Read more »

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

 March 15, 2017

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Fifth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word essay about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American… Read more »

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

 March 7, 2017

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

Denver, Colorado – On May 28th, 2012 Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner lost his life after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. The 8-year police veteran left behind his wife as well as a young son and daughter, and his absence was felt by other family members and… Read more »

Are Medical Malpractice Caps Costing Injured Colorado Residents?

 March 3, 2017

Are Medical Malpractice Caps Costing Injured Colorado Residents?

A recent article in the Legal Examiner, a legal periodical, asks provocative questions as to whether Colorado’s medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages are costing injured Colorado residents who have been the victims of medical malpractice.  The often-cited justification for caps on medical malpractice damages is to prevent the premiums for physicians’ medical malpractice liability… Read more »

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys Help Win Fight to Strengthen Consumer Rights

 February 24, 2017

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Attorneys Help Win Fight to Strengthen Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson congratulates shareholders Thomas W. Henderson and Brian K. Matise and attorney Nelson Boyle for their great win. On behalf of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, these Burg Simpson attorneys submitted a pro bono “friend of the court” brief in Nibert v. Geico Casualty Co, 2017COA23. With their help, Colorado insurance consumers’ rights are… Read more »

Recall Alert: Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Recalled by Zimmer Biomet

 February 17, 2017

Recall Alert: Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Recalled by Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet has issued a Class I Recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder due to higher than reported fracture rates.  Zimmer Biomet issued the recall on December 15, 2016.  The Zimmer recall includes thousands of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulders.  The recalled devices were distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.  As part of the shoulder recall,… Read more »

Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group Discuss Colorado Municipal Ordinances

 January 30, 2017

Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group Discuss Colorado Municipal Ordinances

Ronald Sandgrund (Of Counsel), along with Associates Jennifer Seidman, Leslie Tuft and Nelson Boyle of the Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group have co-authored a three-part article in The Colorado Lawyer. The article discusses the many recently enacted construction defect Colorado municipal ordinances, including their “right-of-repair,” “HOA disclosure and consent-to-sue” and arbitration procedures. Part 1 of… 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?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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