Peter W. Burg

Denver, Colorado Lawyer

303.792.5595 (Colorado office)

Ongoing Series: Peter Burg and other Burg Simpson attorneys detail the facts about the case, as well as the significance of the class action lawsuit against California winemakers.

Peter W. Burg speaks about the spirit of giving back to the community, in this feature article reprinted from the Best Lawyers® supplement to the Denver Post and the Wall Street Journal. This edition is reprinted in the Burg Simpson Report- Good Lawyers Changing Lives


Peter W. Burg’s practice focuses on complex litigation in a wide range of substantive areas. Mr. Burg has developed a national reputation as a trial lawyer handling cases involving product liability, personal injury, and mass tort litigation. Mr. Burg has been recognized by the Legal 500 as a “particularly strong and intelligent leader” and shows “the ability to try cases when necessary and to settle cases for top value when settlement is clearly in the client’s best interest.”
Mr. Burg is a member of the prestigious Melvin M. Belli Society. This organization, named after one of America’s most famous trial lawyers, is committed to promoting the international exchange of ideas among lawyers through meetings and education.

Judicial Appointments

The Honorable Charles L. Breyer, United States District Judge, Northern District of California – Member, Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Bextra and Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Product Liability Multi-District Litigation;

The Honorable Dan A. Polster, United States District Judge, Northern District of Ohio – Co-Chair, Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Product Liability Multi-District Litigation.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1980
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1975-1976
  • Pomona College, 1973-1974

Honors / Awards

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Member, Melvin M. Belli Society, 2014
  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year, 2014,” Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver
  • Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, Colorado – Plaintiff, 2013
  • DU Law Stars Outstanding Alumni Award, 2013
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Recommended Attorney, Mass Tort, Legal 500, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006 – 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Other Appointments and Accomplishments

  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Past Chair, Craig Hospital Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Craig Hospital Board of Directors
  • Current Member, Craig Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Board of Directors
  • Member, Rocky Mountain Human Services Board of Directors
  • Recipient, Edward M. Sait Prize in Government
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Fellow Emeritus of the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation
  • Member, Judicial Liaison Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Chair, Gadolinium Litigation Group
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Craig Hospital
  • Craig Hospital Foundation and PUSH Committee
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • Ali Meyer Foundation
  • Kaps for Kendall
  • Toys for Tots
  • Habitat for Humanity

Authorship & Speaking Engagements

  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit. Co-Author – Chapter 13, Damages: Punitive Damages. February 2015.
  • Legal Issues, Timely Decision Making, and Available Options for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury – Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado 31st Annual Conference, Denver, October 16, 2014
  • Legal Issues, Timely Decision Making and Available Options for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury – Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Regional Conference, Breckenridge, May 16, 2014
  • Children and the Elderly Are Unique: Understanding How the Issues Vary When They Are Your Clients – Traumatic Brain Injury: The Science, The Medicine, The Law, August 25-27, Encore Las Vegas
  • Legal Issues for Brain Injury Survivors – Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Regional Conference, Grand Junction, May 4, 2013
  • Lessons on Giving as a Firm – Law Week Colorado, April 22, 2013
  • Brain Injury Conference Presentation, Gunnison Valley Health’s Brainstrong Support Group, 2012
  • Update on Product Liability Law at the Annual Tort Law Update 2012 presented by CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2012
  • Presenting Evidence in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases at Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas, 2012
  • Strategic Use of Demonstrative Aids and Technology in Videotape Depositions to Seize Upon Issues with Powerful Persuasion, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar


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