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Steven G. Greenlee

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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 Wins Latest Battle in Avalanche Case

 April 25, 2017

Burg Simpson Wins Latest Battle in Avalanche Case

In 2012, 13-year-old Taft Conlin and four of his friends made their way through the open lower gate of Prima Cornice in Vail, a ridgetop that sits above a skiable area. After several runs in this area, an avalanche swept over Conlin and two of his friends, killing him and injuring another. His family subsequently… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Defends Gorsuch

 April 7, 2017

Michael S. Burg Defends Gorsuch

As the Senate wrestles with a Democratic filibuster of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg dialed into BBC Radio’s “Up All Night” this this week to defend the federal appellate judge. Read more »

Michael S. Burg says Gorsuch is More than Qualified

 April 6, 2017

Michael S. Burg says Gorsuch is More than Qualified

As the Senate battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch heads toward an actual vote this week, Burg Simpson Founding Shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with SiriusXM’s Tim Farley on his POTUS morning radio show to discuss the confirmation fight. Read more »

Burg Simpson Launches Denver PD Scholarship

 April 5, 2017

Burg Simpson Launches Denver PD Scholarship

Burg Simpson is renewing its support of Denver’s law enforcement community with the launch of the Burg Simpson Law Firm Denver Police Officer Foundation Scholarship competition. The winner will take home a $1,500 college scholarship to pay for tuition, fees, books, meals or housing. Read more »

Device Recall - Dangerous Medical Devices Attorney – Burg Simpson

 April 24, 2017

What is a Medical Device Recall?

When a person undergoes a medical procedure involving the use of a medical device, that person trusts it’s safe and effective. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. When it becomes clear that a medical device is causing unexpected harm to consumers, a medical device manufacturer must take measures to address such serious problems. One such… Read more »

Fitness Tracker – Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 April 20, 2017

Your Fitness Tracker Could Help Your Personal Injury Case

Fitness trackers have quickly become a fixture on the American wrist over the last two years, taking the lion’s share of the wearable gadget gift market. Fitbit, the Apple Watch, and a dozen other such gizmos can track not only steps taken, but also blood pressure, heart rate, sleep quality and more. Now, fitness trackers… Read more »

Vision Screenings for Safe Driving – Personal Injury Attorney Denver – Burg Simpson

 April 19, 2017

Vision Screening Test Could Keep Roads Safer

Driving is the preferred mode of transportation for most Americans over 65. Safe driving relies on the quick and accurate assessment of visual cues. But the ability to process these cues can deteriorate with age, which can make driving dangerous for both the driver as well as everyone else on the road. In a long-term… Read more »

Teen Drivers – Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 April 17, 2017

Alcohol, Speed, and Darkness — A Deadly Combo for Teen Drivers

Winter brings more than just snow and ice—it brings the darkest days of the year. Even as winter moves into early spring, less daylight can mean more accidents for Colorado drivers. When combined with alcohol and speed, the trifecta of car accident conditions make winter the most dangerous time on our roads. According to statistics,… 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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