Co-Counsel With Burg Simpson

Co-Counsel With Burg Simpson

One of the foundations of Burg Simpson’s success has been our collaboration and referral arrangements with other attorneys. It’s always been a top priority at Burg Simpson attorney at law to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms of all types and in all 50 states.

There are any number of reasons to co-counsel with another law firm. It could be that the other firm is able to practice in a state that you’re not. It could also be that your firm is more experienced in a particular area of law than your potential partner. These arrangements can benefit both firms and, more importantly, better serve the client.

DOs AND DONTs OF CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS

Whether you decide to co-counsel with Burg Simpson or not, there are a few steps you need to take before entering into any collaboration agreements:

  1. Do your homework. Before signing onto work with any other law firm, find out more about your potential partner. Look at their track record of success, interview the partners, and you might even look into running a background check on the firm. When you enter into a co-counsel agreement, you’re not only sharing resources and revenue, but you’re sharing your reputation. It’s also prudent to confirm that your potential co-counsel is adequately insured.
  2. Get the agreement in writing. Before agreeing to anything, get it all in writing in the form of a formal co-counsel contract. The documentation should include details such as: how the workload will be divided, a mechanism for dispute resolution, how revenue will be shared, who will handling the billing and expenses, etc. Working through this formal agreement should reveal how the relationship will function moving forward. Finally, include a provision for who would retain the client if the co-counsel relationship is terminated.
  3. Don’t forget to agree on a timeline. It’s imperative you establish a clear roadmap of various deadlines and how the responsibility for those deadlines will be apportioned. A missed deadline will reflect poorly on both parties in addition to potentially jeopardizing the case for the client.

CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS CAN HELP YOUR BOTTOM LINE

To date, we’ve paid more than $50 million in co-counsel fees to other attorneys. We’ve helped them generate revenue from cases beyond their traditional areas of practice. We’ve added money to their bottom lines. We can do the same for you. This is what we bring to any potential co-counsel agreement:

  • More than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • More than $50 million in co-counsel fees.
  • Ranked No. 1 Product Liability Law Firm in Martindale-Hubbell.
  • A team of more than 80 experienced attorneys.
  • Multiple federal court appointments.
  • In-house medical staff.
  • Nationwide representation.

NATIONAL LEADERS IN PHARMACEUTICAL MASS TORTS

Mass tort litigation is a complex area of law and can be a cost prohibitive venture for many firms. Burg Simpson’s mass tort team of attorneys have represented thousands of plaintiffs who’ve suffered serious injury from defective products or endured side effects from prescription medicines. Our team of Colorado mass tort lawyers, paralegals, and nurses can pursue these types of high-profile cases, which usually involve large corporations. Co-counseling your next drug or medical device injury case with Burg Simpson will allow you to overcome some of those hurdles and generate revenue from the cases you might otherwise have to turn away.

We’re convinced that our knowledge, expertise, and vast internal resources are able to provide our clients and business partners an advantage that is unmatched.

Co-counsel opportunities exist for:

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Death.
  • Mass Torts and Product Liability.
  • Medical Malpractice.
  • Birth Injuries.
  • Explosions and Fires.
  • Colorado Workers’ Compensation.
  • Commercial Disputes.

For more information about co-counsel arrangements or to discuss the details of a particular case, please email Kerry N. Jardine or call 1-888-895-2080.

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 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

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