Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades

Resources, Reputation and Results Matter

At Burg Simpson, we take pride in our ability to help people and our number one priority is ALWAYS to protect our clients’ welfare and best interest.

Over the past several years we are proud to have received numerous awards recognizing the quality of our legal work from satisfied clients, our peers within the legal industry, and from the local community. When selecting a Colorado workers’ compensation attorney, it is important to select an attorney with the requisite experience and resources to handle every aspect of your case – when you hire Burg Simpson that is exactly what you get. We are one of the nation’s most recognized firms.

Recommended by The Legal 500 For Mass Tort and Class Action: Plaintiff Representation – Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices


Burg Simpson has been recognized as one of America’s leading law firms, according to The Legal 500. Regarded as one of the most comprehensive worldwide guide to law firm and attorneys, The Legal 500 has ranked Burg Simpson as a top tier law firm and national leader when it comes to representing mass tort and class action plaintiffs in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. The 2015 edition of The Legal 500 describes Burg Simpson as having an “enviable reputation in the class action space” and that Burg Simpson “continues to be at the forefront of pharmaceutical and hip implant litigation…” The Legal 500 goes on to say, “Few teams are able to match its quality of resources, with multiple attorneys occupying leadership positions in mass tort cases.”

Further, Burg Simpson founding shareholder, Michael S. Burg, is designated once again a Leading Lawyer in the field of pharmaceutical mass tort, and is also named among America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year. Michael S. Burg and Peter W. Burg “are experienced and highly capable trial lawyers who are absolutely devoted to their clients and practices.”; Seth A. Katz andJanet G. Abaray are also recommended.

America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms

Burg Simpson is one of America’s Most Influential Law Firms, according to the National Trial Lawyers – an organization comprising thousands of leading plaintiff trial attorneys.

U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms®
Burg Simpson has been named among the Best Law Firms in America® according to 2015 U.S. News and World Report.

National Top Tier Law Firm in 2015 for:

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Colorado Top Tier Law Firm For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Cincinnati Top Tier Law Firm For:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Michael S. Burg Wins 2013 Clarence Darrow Award

The Darrow Award is nationally regarded as one of the most prestigious and highly coveted in the realm of trial law. Clarence Darrow, a trial lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, was renowned for moving juries and even judges to tears with his eloquence and, at the time unconventional views.

Michael S. Burg received the award on October 10, 2013, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The award was presented by attorney and media personality Mike Papantonio. Watch Mike’s acceptance speech.

Ranked #1 in Top 10 Product Liability Law Firms List by Martindale-Hubbell
Our firm has been ranked #1 on the Martindale-Hubbell Top Ten Law Firms for Product Liability. This means we are the top products liability law firm in the country!

What makes this recognition so significant? There are more than 50,000 law firms in the U.S.A; the other nine firms on the “Top 10 List” have an average of 1000 lawyers/firm; Burg Simpson is the only firm on the list that represents victims.

“Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation
Described as the “quintessential plaintiff firm”, Burg Simpson comes “highly recommended” by Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark Litigation is described as the “definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys.”

Michael S. Burg
Lawyer of the Decade 2000-2011, Law Week Colorado

In 2011, Law Week Colorado published a list of the state’s most influential and respected attorneys. After a comprehensive selection process, led by a panel of three-past chairs of the Denver Bar Association Seniors Committee, Burg Simpson’s founder Michael S. Burg was selected to this elite list of attorneys.

Top-Listed in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers® in America
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is top listed in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers® in America. “Top Listed” designations are awarded to firms with the most listed lawyers in a particular region and practice area.

Top State Listings
Top Listed in Colorado Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Top Listed in Colorado in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Top Listed in Colorado in Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Top Listed Metro Awards
Top Listed in Cody, WY
Top Listed in Englewood, CO
Top Listed in Englewood, CO in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Top Listed in Englewood, CO in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Top Listed in Englewood, CO in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Top Listed in Englewood, CO in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Top Listed in Englewood, CO in Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Best Lawyers in America® in 2014


20 Burg Simpson Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® in America

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. 

Colorado Super Lawyers 2015sl

25 Burg Simpson Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in 2015

Published by Thomson-Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It is worth noting no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Colorado are named to the annually published list.  No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

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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