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

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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

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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®
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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

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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.”

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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

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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. 

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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.

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

 August 16, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Argues For a 28th Amendment

Are corporation’s people? It might sound like a simple question, but it’s one the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative when it handed down its landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010. That 5-4 ruling struck down a prohibition against certain election communications by nonprofits, corporations, labor unions, and other associations…. Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

 August 15, 2017

Michael S. Burg Blasts Supreme Court Big Pharma Ruling

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court handed Big Pharma a big victory. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the high court struck down California’s effort to widen the scope of non-residents seeking relief from dangerous drugs. In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled against nearly 680 plaintiffs who were suing the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

 August 15, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

  Twenty-Three Attorneys Were Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2018 Four Attorneys Listed as 2018 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Practice Area and Region August 15, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce several… Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

 August 9, 2017

Weyerhaeuser Floor Joists Could Be Poisoning Your Home

August 9, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Thousands of new homes may be uninhabitable due to excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, found in the joists of finished and unfinished basements. Homeowners and construction workers have reported feeling ill, with burning eyes and respiratory issues, after exposure to hazardous levels of formaldehyde present in these… Read more »

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 August 16, 2017

What you Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Few things can change – or end – a life as quickly as a Traumatic Brain Injury. TBIs play a role in nearly a third of injury deaths in the United States. More than 150 people die every day as a result of these devastating injuries, which works out to more than 50,000 fatalities annually…. Read more »

HR 1215 Bill – Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 August 10, 2017

Legislation Threatens Medical Malpractice Victims

While Congress distracted the country with the drama of a failed Affordable Care Act repeal vote, lawmakers quietly – and barely – passed HR 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” on June 28. The bill makes it much harder for victims of medical malpractice to hold health care providers responsible for their… Read more »

Underride Accidents – Denver Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 9, 2017

What are the Dangers of Truck Underride Accidents?

In 2004, 26-year-old Roya Sadigh and her fiancé were on their way home for Thanksgiving in a blizzard. Their car hit a patch of ice, spun out of control, and slid beneath a tractor-trailer. The truck’s rear wheels ran over the car, crushing it. Sadigh died before she could make it to the hospital. These… Read more »

Construction Work Danger – Denver Workers Compensation Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 8, 2017

Construction Work is as Dangerous as it is Diverse

With a jobless rate of just 2.4 percent, Colorado boasts the fourth-lowest construction unemployment rate in the country. Construction workers have been in high demand in Colorado for years, fueled by a robust housing market with increasingly high demand and low inventory. It’s a sector that shows no signs of slowing down, either. Analysts expect… 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

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 »

Pop Culture

 November 18, 2015

Part IV – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

TV and Movies – What We Love and Love to Hate Twelve Angry Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, the O.J. Simpson debacle…do these movies and televised lawsuits influence decision makers? Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund continues the panel series dialogue, with Part IV addressing TV and movies. Download full article PDF

Pop Culture Part 3

 November 18, 2015

Part III – Does Popular Culture Influence Lawyers, Judges, and Juries?

Managing Popular Culture’s Influence Popular culture generally has been defined as “culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite.” Part III investigates whether popular culture may be undermining the rule of law. Burg Simpson attorney Ronald M. Sandgrund mediates this panel article. Download full article PDF

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