Why Choose Burg Simpson

Founded: 1977 by Michael S. Burg.

Attorneys: More than 60 trial lawyers who and provide nationwide legal representation. We’re based in Colorado, with offices in Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

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 for their injuries. To give back to our local communities.

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 that’s spent decades 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 for more than 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 six offices in Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming and New Mexico. 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:

23 Best Lawyers® in America – US News and World Report
25 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars – Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
No. 1 Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action Plaintiffs in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation – The Legal 500
No. 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.


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 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.



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.


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


Since his admission to the bar in 1976, Michael Burg 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 2012-2017.

Closer to home, Colorado Law Week named him Lawyer of the Decade in 2010. Michael is also the author of his 2017 novel, Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives.


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 several areas of law. Here are our locations and practice areas:


  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Terrorism Law
  • Workers’ Compensation


  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability


  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation/Class Actions
  • Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury


  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense and DUI
  • Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Workers’ Compensation


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. 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
Craig Hospital
Kaps For Kendall
LMSdr (Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation)
Make-A-Wish Colorado
The Ali Meyer Foundation
Operation TBI Freedom
The Wild Plum Center
Other Supported Organizations
Pro Bono


It’s nearly impossible to answer all of your questions here. So we’ve compiled an 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, all of our lawyers are here to help. Contact us right now by filling out a case evaluation form at the top of this page to discuss working with us!

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Alan K. Simpson Wants Oklahoma to End Juvenile Life Sentences

Alan K. Simpson, a lifelong public servant, knows something about the follies of youth. That’s why the Burg Simpson co-founder wants Oklahoma lawmakers to end life sentences for juvenile offenders. In an op-ed piece published in the Oklahoman last week, Simpson recalled his own run-in with the law as a teenager, when federal authorities arrested… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Makes a Pair of Public Appearances

 March 13, 2018

Michael S. Burg Makes a Pair of Public Appearances

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg made two public appearances last week as part of his ongoing book tour. On March 6, Michael addressed a group of about 70 at the Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club in Fort Collins. His talk, titled “If You Build It, They Will Come,” covered his experiences in building… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announce Winners of Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition

 March 12, 2018

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announce Winners of Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition

Denver–Based Law Firm Awards Scholarships to Ten Colorado High School Seniors March 12, 2018 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word… Read more »

Is Your Loved One Being Abused - Phoenix Injury Lawyer – Arizona Burg Simpson

 March 5, 2018

How to Tell if Your Loved One is Being Abused

Arizona is known for its growing retirement population. Nearly 17 percent of Arizonans are 65 or older, making it one of the top 10 states for elderly populations, and well above the national average of 15 percent. Like any state with a large elderly population, elder abuse and neglect continues to be a growing problem…. Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – Arizona Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 February 19, 2018

Courts Crack Down On Insurers Acting in Bad Faith

In a refreshing bit of news for consumers, courts – and juries – are increasingly holding insurance companies responsible for their bad behavior. Consider that just last month: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a $2.7 million bad faith claim against Geico for… Read more »

Defective Aluminum–Clad Windows Mean Trouble for Homeowners

 July 8, 2016

Defective Aluminum–Clad Windows Mean Trouble for Homeowners

When you buy or build a home you don’t expect your windows to be defective. Thousands of homeowners nationwide, however, may have defective aluminum-clad windows installed in their homes. Unfortunately, many of these homeowners are in the dark about the cause of their problem until after spending thousands of dollars replacing windows they shouldn’t have… Read more »

 April 27, 2016

NFL v. NFLPA and Brady – Beware the Downside of a Broad Arbitration Clause Before You Agree

A three judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion re-instating the NFL commissioner’s four game suspension of Tom Brady for his role in “deflate-gate”, the NFL sideshow over whether Tom Brady was complicit in intentionally deflating footballs during a playoff game to gain an unfair competitive advantage over the opponent…. Read more »

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

 February 18, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

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