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.

*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.

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

 March 23, 2017

Burg Simpson’s Alan K. Simpson Urges Trump to Keep Campaign Promise

One of President Trump’s newest proposed executive orders is meant to protect “religious liberty.” Instead, it has the potential to legalize the discrimination of gays, women, and other minorities. As such, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Alan Simpson urges the president to think twice before signing it, arguing that not only is the measure wildly unpopular… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

 March 23, 2017

Michael S. Burg Makes Case for Supreme Court Nominee

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s lengthy Senate confirmation hearing is expected to wrap up this week. President Trump nominated Gorsuch, a 10th Circuit Appellate judge, last month to fill the late Justice Scalia’s seat after his sudden death last year. The Colorado native has drawn strong Republican support but faces critical Democrats concerned about his… Read more »

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

 March 15, 2017

Winners Awarded in Burg Simpson College Scholarship Competition

Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Fifth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word essay about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American… Read more »

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

 March 7, 2017

5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

Denver, Colorado – On May 28th, 2012 Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner lost his life after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. The 8-year police veteran left behind his wife as well as a young son and daughter, and his absence was felt by other family members and… 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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