Arizona

Co-Counsel With Burg Simpson

One of the secrets to our success at Burg Simpson has been our collaboration and referral arrangements with other law firms across the country. It’s always been a top priority at Burg Simpson to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms in all 50 states.

There are any number of reasons to co-counsel with another law firm. It could be that the other firm is able to practice in a state that you’re not. It could also be that your firm is more experienced in a particular area of law than your potential partner. These arrangements can benefit both firms and, more importantly, better serve the client.

It doesn’t matter which state you’re in. We have offices in several states, and we’re able to work with attorneys anywhere in the country.

DOS AND DONTS OF CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS

Whether you decide to co-counsel with Burg Simpson or someone else, there are some things you should do before signing any collaboration agreements:

  1. Do your homework. Find out as much as possible about your potential new partner. Look at their track record, interview the partners, and even consider a background check. When you enter into a co-counsel agreement, you’re not only sharing resources and potential revenue, but you’re sharing your reputation. It’s also prudent to confirm that your potential co-counsel is adequately insured.
  2. Get the agreement in writing. It might seem obvious, but get everything in writing. This usually takes the form of an official co-counsel contract. This document should include details such as: how the workload will be divided, a mechanism for resolving disputes, how revenue will be shared, who will handling billing and expenses, etc. Working through this formal agreement should reveal how the relationship will function moving forward. Finally, include a provision for who would retain the client if the co-counsel relationship is terminated.
  3. Don’t forget to agree on a timeline. It’s imperative you establish a clear roadmap of various deadlines and how the responsibility for those deadlines will be apportioned. A missed deadline will reflect poorly on both parties in addition to potentially jeopardizing the client’s case.

CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS CAN HELP YOUR BOTTOM LINE

To date, we’ve paid more than $50 million in co-counsel fees to other attorneys. We’ve helped them generate revenue from cases outside their historical practice areas. We’ve added money to their bottom lines. We can do the same for you. This is what we bring to any potential co-counsel agreement:

  • A record of more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • Ranked by Martindale-Hubbell as 1 Product Liability Law Firm in the country.
  • A team of more than 80 experienced attorneys.
  • Multiple federal court appointments.
  • In-house medical staff.
  • Nationwide representation.

NATIONAL LEADERS IN PHARMACEUTICAL MASS TORTS

Mass tort litigation is a complex area of law and can be a cost prohibitive venture for many firms. Burg Simpson’s mass tort team of attorneys have represented thousands of plaintiffs who’ve suffered serious injury from defective products or endured side effects from prescription medicines. Our team of Colorado mass tort lawyers, paralegals, and nurses can pursue these types of high-profile cases, which usually involve large corporations. Co-counseling your next drug or medical device injury case with Burg Simpson will allow you to overcome some of those hurdles and generate revenue from the cases you might otherwise have to turn away.

We’re convinced that our knowledge, expertise, and vast internal resources are able to provide our clients and business partners an advantage that is unmatched.

Co-counsel opportunities exist for:

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Death.
  • Mass Torts and Product Liability.
  • Medical Malpractice.
  • Birth Injuries.
  • Explosions and Fires.
  • Colorado Workers’ Compensation.
  • Commercial Disputes.

COLORADO

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Colorado, please email Michael S. Burg or call 1-888-895-2080.

ARIZONA

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Arizona, please email Michael S. Burg or call 1-800-399-2171.

OHIO

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Ohio, please email Janet G. Abaray or call 1-800-713-9340.

WYOMING

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Wyoming, please email Colin M. Simpson or call 1-800-330-2195.

Michael S. Burg Urges State to do More to Outlaw Body Brokers

 July 19, 2018

Michael S. Burg Urges State to do More to Outlaw Body Brokers

Lawmakers finally made a move during this last legislative session to put an end to the “body broker” business in Colorado with the passage of Senate Bill 234. The new law prevents anyone from owning both a funeral home and a “body donation” company while also establishing minimum standards for sanitary maintenance and record keeping…. Read more »

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

 July 17, 2018

Dave P. Hersh Selected to Supreme Court Task Force

The attorneys at Burg Simpson recognize how important it is to stay involved in the legal community outside of the courtroom. That’s why shareholder David P. Hersh has agreed to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court’s new Lawyer Well-Being Task Force. The task force, chaired by Associate Justice Monica Márquez, is made up of lawyers… Read more »

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

 June 26, 2018

Colin M. Simpson Earns Martindale-Hubbell Silver Honor

For the attorneys at Burg Simpson, few things are as rewarding as making a client happy. That’s why we’re proud to announce that shareholder Colin M. Simpson has earned a Silver Client Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The honor is given to attorneys that maintain a four-star average client review rating – which is the best… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

 June 14, 2018

Michael S. Burg Warns Against the End of Net Neutrality

Net neutrality ended this week not with a bang, but a whimper. Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn Obama-era rules put in place to maintain a free and open Internet. Because of that, those rules officially expired June 11. Of all the reversals the Trump Administration has pulled in the last… Read more »

Product Recalls – Product Liability Cases – Arizona Burg Simpson

 July 12, 2018

Product Recalls are on the Rise

In the United States alone, a product is recalled every single day on average, according to research from global insurance giant Allianz. These recalls run the gamut of consumer goods, from motor vehicles to snack foods. And they’re on the rise. In fact, the Allianz data shows that “Defective product and work-related incidents have caused… Read more »

Pumps the Brakes on Driverless Cars – Accident Attorney Phoenix – Arizona Burg Simpson

 May 29, 2018

Fatality Pumps the Brakes on Driverless Cars

Maybe drivers aren’t quite ready to let go of the steering wheel just yet. At least that appears to be the message that states such as Arizona and California are sending after a deadly crash outside Tempe, Arizona. One of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a 49-year-old woman as she carried her bike across… Read more »

Social Media and PI Claim – Injury Attorney Phoenix – Arizona Burg Simpson

 April 2, 2018

Social Media Posts Can Jeopardize Your Personal Injury Claim

In an incredibly short time, social media has grown from a novel way to pass the time to the primary channel of communication for many people around the world. Roughly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one social media network, but what makes that number even more astounding is that less than 15… Read more »

Use Alternative Medicine with Caution – Medical Malpractice Lawyers Phoenix Arizona – Burg Simpson

 March 26, 2018

Use Alternative Medicine with Caution

With traditional health care costs skyrocketing higher than ever – for those who are actually able to pay for it – alternative medicine has become increasingly more popular. Alternative medicine, as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is “a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products that… Read more »

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

 February 18, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

Contaminated water is not limited to drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Michael Burg talks with Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins about the nationwide problem. Even though there has been a ban on lead pipes, nothing has been done to replace those pipes in many communities across the country.

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