Why Choose Burg Simpson

Why Choose Burg Simpson

Founded: 1977 By Michael S. Burg

Attorneys: 60+ 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
  • Inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2016
  • 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
  • Author of Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives

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. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form today.

*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.

*Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee, warrant or predict future case outcomes.

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

 June 8, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

 June 6, 2017

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

The political environment in DC couldn’t be better for Big Pharma. And it’s about to get worse, which is what worries Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is so financially tied to Big Pharma that he could not possibly be a reliable… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

 May 31, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

This Year Marks the Sixth Time the Denver-Based Law Firm Has Been Named to the Prestigious List May 29, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce it has been selected to The Legal 500 for 2017 and founding shareholder Michael S…. Read more »

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

 May 24, 2017

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

The awards just keep coming in for the attorneys at Burg Simpson. The Professionals in Workers’ Compensation (PWC) named shareholder Nick D. Fogel the 2016 Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. Nick is Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department head and has extensive experience working with clients who’ve been injured at work. “I was humbled and… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017

HOW LONG DOES A PARTY HAVE TO PERFORM HIS OR HER DUTY UNDER A CONTRACT?

If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Second Jobs – Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

 June 21, 2017

Does a Second Job Threaten Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

Colorado’s one of the more fortunate states in the country right now. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 4.3 percent, the Centennial State boasts a rate of nearly half that at 2.3 percent. Not only is it the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, it’s so low that the state’s jobless rate has only… Read more »

Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run- Burg Simpson

 June 19, 2017

Runners, Walkers Race to Honor Jeremy Bitner

Clouds may have threatened Colorado skies early Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop hundreds of runners, walkers, and children from showing up at Englewood’s Cornerstone Park for the 2017 Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk. The fifth annual race honored the late Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner, who died in the line of… Read more »

Texting and Driving – Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 June 16, 2017

Colorado Cracks Down on Texting and Driving

In late-February of last year, 28-year-old Athina Munoz barreled south down a rural Colorado highway when she realized she had an urgent text message to send. She swerved into oncoming traffic as she did so, killing an older couple on a motorcycle instantly. Munoz also tested three times the limit for alcohol, which helped earn… 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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