Why Choose Burg Simpson

Why Choose Burg Simpson

Founded: 1977 By Michael S. Burg

Attorneys: 50 + trial lawyers, based in five offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Ohio and Arizona and providing nationwide legal representation

Passion: to fight for peoples’ legal rights and hold negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their actions.

Mission: To be Good Lawyers. Changing Lives®. To change peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court and getting fair compensation. To give back to our local communities.

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs and Devices
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation and “Bet the Company” Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Whistleblowers

Results:

$1 Billion+ in verdicts, settlements and judgments and 200 individual recoveries in excess of $1M each

Reputation:

  • 21 Best Lawyers® in America – US News and World Report
  • 26 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars – Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
  • #1 Product Pharmaceutical Mass Tort and Class Action – The Legal 500
  • #1 National Products Liability Firm – Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 25 Most Influential Law Firms in America – National Trial Lawyers
  • National Top Tier Law Firm – US News and World Report Best Law Firms
  • National Lead Counsel and Federal Court Appointments in:
  • YAZ/Yasmin®, Pradaxa®, Ortho Evra®, Gadolinium-based contrast agents, Heparin, DePuy ASR®, Bextra/Celebrex, Zyprexa®, Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Michael S. Burg (selected accomplishments):

  • 175+ Jury Trials
  • Clarence Darrow Award, 2013
  • Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers
  • President, National Trial Lawyers, 2010
  • America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers, 2012-2014 -The Legal 500
  • DU Law Stars Outstanding Alumni Award, 2013
  • Lawyer of the Decade, Colorado Law Week, 2000-2010
  • Regular Media Commentator on Ring of Fire TV

Hon. Alan K. Simpson THE SIMPSON in Burg Simpson (selected accomplishments):

  • Former US Senator WY
  • Assistant Republican Leader in the Senate
  • Founding Member of the WY Trial Lawyers Association
  • Continuity of Government Commission
  • Americans for Campaign Reform
  • National Commission on Writing
  • Advisory Board of Common Good (a legal reform coalition)
  • Former member of the American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Co-chair President Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  • Member of the Iraq Study Group. The Iraq Study group (ISG),[1] was a ten-person bipartisan panel appointed on March 15, 2006, by the United States Congress, that was charged with assessing the situation in Iraq and the US-led Iraq War and making policy recommendations.
  • Simpson also played himself in a cameo appearance for the 1993 comedy-drama film Dave, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley among others.
  • Regular Media Commentator
  • Subject of documentary produced by Wyoming PBS – Alan K. Simpson – Nothing Else Matters

HELPING PEOPLE

Burg Simpson is dedicated to helping catastrophically injured people rebuild and thrive after a serious accident or injury. Over the last 36 years, we have handled almost every type of injury or death case. We believe no other firm has the resources, reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to assisting injured individuals and their loved ones.

NOTABLE VERDICTS, SETTLEMENTS AND JUDGMENTS:

  • $15 million, Wrongful Death
  • $6.5 million, Brain Injury
  • $6.4 million, Gas Explosion
  • $6.0 million, Gas Explosion
  • $5.6 million, Product Defect Case
  • $5.3 million, Insurance Bad Faith
  • $4.1 million, Oil Rig Accident
  • $3.2 million, Auto Accident
  • $2.6 million, Truck Accident
  • $1.5 million, Auto Accident
  • $900,000, Wrongful Death
  • $800,000, Auto Accident
  • $600,000, Pharmacy Error
  • $500,000, Wrongful Death
  • $400,000, Auto Accident
  • $200,000, Slip & Fall Accident
  • $100,000, Motorcycle Accident

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

Visit our FAQs page to find out what questions you should ask if you’re injured in an accident. Our lawyers are here to help you.

 

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Members Welcome Reeves D. Whalen

 September 20, 2016

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Members Welcome Reeves D. Whalen

Denver, Colorado – America’s Top 100 Attorneys ™ have named Burg Simpson shareholder Reeves D. Whalen a Lifetime Achievement Member for his legal achievements, professional experience and community involvement. Selection as a lifetime achievement member is based on a broad array of criteria, including professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community… Read more »

The National Trial Lawyers Discuss “Trial By Fire” With Author Mike Burg

 September 19, 2016

The National Trial Lawyers Discuss “Trial By Fire” With Author Mike Burg

Denver, Colorado – Mike Burg, Burg Simpson founding shareholder and author of “Trial By Fire, One Man’s Battle of End Corporate Greed and Save Lives”, was recently interviewed by Larry Bodine, editor and publisher of The National Trial Lawyers. In the interview, Bodine and Burg discuss humor and hard work, determination and dedication, politics and… Read more »

Peter W. Burg Selected as America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member

 September 14, 2016

Peter W. Burg Selected as America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W. Burg has recently been named an America’s Top 100 Attorneys ™ Lifetime Achievement Member for his legal achievements, professional experience and community involvement. Selection as a lifetime achievement member is the result of a careful screening process through third-party research and statistical analysis based on a broad… Read more »

David P. Hersh Appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc.

 September 12, 2016

David P. Hersh Appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc.

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is proud to announce that shareholder David P. Hersh has been appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc. Mr. Hersh was appointed to the Board as a representative of the Colorado Bar Association. CLE in Colorado, Inc. (Colorado Bar Association CLE)… Read more »

Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Insurance Company Conduct “Unreasonable”

 August 25, 2016

Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Insurance Company Conduct “Unreasonable”

Today, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of a policyholder and against an insurance company that delayed payment of benefits owed. After the policyholder and insurance company disagreed on how much was owed under the policy for hail damage to the roofs at a townhome complex, they used the appraisal process… Read more »

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

 August 18, 2016

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

Last month at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, a crowd of over 100 were treated to an evening with Burg Simpson attorney and author, Mike Burg. Speaking about his new book, Trial By Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, Mike discussed his childhood and his motivations that… Read more »

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

 August 12, 2016

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

Many cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by the regular use of talcum powder. Talc is a mineral made up of silicon, magnesium and oxygen. Because of its unique ability to absorb moisture, talc is common ingredient in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and other household products… Read more »

Contaminated Olympus Endoscope Lead to Outbreak of Fatal Bacterial Infections

 July 28, 2016

Contaminated Olympus Endoscope Lead to Outbreak of Fatal Bacterial Infections

Olympus’ Surgical Scope Exposes Patients to Risk of Infection Medical device manufacturer Olympus Medical Systems Corp. (Olympus) is under investigation because its surgical device has been linked to serious infections, including some strains of drug-resistant bacteria known as “superbugs.” Olympus manufactures and sells a device called a duodenoscope that is used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography… 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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