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.
Colorado is home to more than 700 law firms. When you find yourself in need of legal representation, finding the right lawyer can be a daunting task. How do you even begin to find the right needle in that haystack? Do you pick the big downtown law firm because bigger has to be better? Or do you go with the sole practitioner operating out of a suburban strip mall because you think you’ll get more personal service? Or do you work with a law firm dedicated to fighting for the underdog?
That was Michael S. Burg’s plan when he founded Burg Simpson in 1977: to fight for the Everyman. Burg Simpson’s litigation attorneys have argued countless cases over the last 40+ years, sometimes for hundreds of people, and occasionally representing hundreds of thousands of clients in class action suits. The cases that mean the most to Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine are the ones taken on behalf of the single client. As Michael says, the people who come to him genuinely need help. They have nowhere else to go.
Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson is convinced no other firm has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping victims and their families.
“I am not like most lawyers,” Michael explains. “What differentiates me from the all-business types are my personal experience, my unwavering personal commitment to fight for the underdog at all costs.”
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Burg Simpson is a law firm with more than 60 trial lawyers operating out of five offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Ohio, and Arizona. With dozens of paralegals and an experienced support staff, we’re able to offer legal representation anywhere in the country.
We’re convinced that all any of us really have is our good name. We’ve worked long and hard to build a reputation as an honest, committed law firm. We’re dedicated to fight for anyone’s legal rights and hold negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their harmful actions – or inactions. At the end of the day we simply want to be “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives®.” We do what we do to change peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court and getting fair compensation for their injuries. It’s also important for us to give back to our local communities and work closely with more than a dozen charitable organizations, because doing right is better than doing well.
Among some of the honors we’ve been humbled to accept:
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
Our attorneys have been named as national lead counsel and earned federal court appointments in several cases, such as: YAZ/Yasmin®, Pradaxa®, Ortho Evra®, Gadolinium-based contrast agents, Heparin, DePuy ASR®, Bextra/Celebrex, Zyprexa®, and testosterone replacement therapy.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
Over the last 40 years, we’ve earned more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements and judgments, while securing more than 200 individual recoveries in excess of $1 million each.
* Some of our notable verdicts, settlements, and judgments, include:
$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
*Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee, warrant or predict future case outcomes.
CO-COUNSEL WITH BURG SIMPSON
At Burg Simpson, we’ve built our practice and a strong reputation on a culture that values collaboration and referral arrangements with other law firms. We know how difficult it can be to find partners you can depend on. That’s why it’s a top priority ay Burg Simpson to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms.
To date, we’ve paid more than $50 million in co-counsel fees to other attorneys. More importantly, our co-counsel partners produce revenue from cases outside their traditional practice areas. We’ve added money and experience to their bottom line.
One area where we’ve been particularly successful has been mass tort litigation, a complicated area of law that can be cost prohibitive and beyond the reach of most firms. Co-counseling your next drug or medical device injury case with Burg Simpson will allow you to overcome those hurdles while you generate revenues from cases you may otherwise have turned away.
Co-counsel opportunities exist for:
Catastrophic Personal Injury and Death
Mass Torts and Product Liability
Explosions & Fires
Colorado Workers’ Compensation
MICHAEL S. BURG
Since his admission to the bar in 1976, Michael has argued more than 175 jury trials. In 2016, he earned induction in the national Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. He received both the DU Law Stars Outstanding Alumni and the Clarence Darrow awards in 2013. The National Trial Lawyers organization, which he presided over as president in 2010, named him among the Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys in the country. The Legal 500, an international network of guides to top lawyers, elevated him further, naming him one of America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers from 2012-2014.
Closer to home, Colorado Law Week named him Lawyer of the Decade in 2010. A regular media commentator on Ring of Fire TV, Michael is also the author of “Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives.”
THE HON. ALAN K. SIMPSON
Former U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyoming, is the “Simpson” in Burg Simpson. Alan served in the Senate from 1979 to 1997, where he rose to become the assistant Republican Leader. Alan also helped found the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association while serving with several public service groups, such as: the Continuity of Government Commission, Americans for Campaign Reform, the National Commission on Writing, and the Advisory Board of Common Good, a coalition dedicated to legal reform.
Alan, a former member of the American Battle Monuments Commission, also managed to work across the aisle. He served as co-chair for President Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. His bipartisan work ethic also led him to work on the Iraq Study Group, a 10-person bipartisan panel Congress assembled in 2006. Congress charged the committee with assessing the situation in Iraq and the U.S.-led Iraq War and to make policy recommendations.
In addition to being a frequent media commentator, Alan was featured in the Wyoming PBS documentary, “Alan K. Simpson – Nothing Else Matters.”
We work in nearly all areas of plaintiff law, fighting for clients who need representation in areas such as:
Commercial Litigation and “Bet the Company” Litigation
Construction Defect Litigation
Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs and Devices
GOOD LAWYERS. CHANGING THE COMMUNITY
As trial lawyers, we recognize that our role outside the courtroom – and in the community – is even more important than out role inside the courtroom. We subscribe to a robust culture of community service and a fervent drive to make a difference is part of the fabric of our firm and instilled in all of our employees.
Burg Simpson believes we have more to offer our community than an occasional check. So, in addition to contributing financially to good causes, our lawyers and staff use their professional skills to support a variety of charities, nonprofits, and civic institutions through pro bono work, board service, and volunteer efforts. Some of the organizations we work with regularly include:
Burg Simpson College Scholarship Program
Jeremy Bitner Memorial Fund and 10K/5K Race
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Kaps For Kendall
LMSdr (Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation)
The Ali Meyer Foundation
Operation TBI Freedom
The Wild Plum Center
Other Supported Organizations
QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK
It’s nearly impossible to answer all of your questions here. So we’ve compiled a FAQs page to address as many of them as we can. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident or wronged in an unfair business deal, our lawyers are here to help. Contact us right now by calling 303-792-5595 or by filling out a case evaluation form here to discuss working with us for FREE!