Meet our Attorneys

Andrew L. Gartman

Associate

Andrew L. Gartman is an Arizona native who has dedicated his career to helping the underdog stand up for their rights, and to holding people accountable for injuring others.  His passion to stand up against bullies was cemented into his character at an early age, after witnessing a public servant fabricate a story to support his unlawful actions.  Although just a child, his inability to challenge the public servant’s deceitful conduct instilled a passion that continues to push Mr. Gartman to seek justice for those who cannot seek it themselves.

“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.”  –Theodore Roosevelt, 1916.

Andrew L. Gartman joined Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC in 2019, after acquiring extensive experience representing injured people, whether from another’s negligent acts or a violation of their civil rights.  Mr. Gartman graduated from Phoenix School of Law in 2013, then began a mentorship under the guidance of nationally ranked trial attorneys.  Mr. Gartman participated in numerous jury trials regarding police brutality/excessive force, negligent police investigations, RICO and wrongful death actions on behalf of devastated families.

Mr. Gartman also defends clients in civil asset forfeiture proceedings.  Civil Asset Forfeiture is a complex area of practice that combines criminal with civil law.  Mr. Gartman has achieved great success for his clients throughout Arizona, at the trial court and before the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Before joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Gartman served as the litigation attorney for a busy personal injury firm where he successfully helped hundreds of injured people receive compensation for their losses.  Mr. Gartman is committed to representing the client, and to securing the best result for each and every client.

Mr. Gartman shares in the philosophy of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, and their commitment to clients.  Mr. Gartman found a home where he is representing people who were injured by another’s negligent or intentional conduct, including injuries from vehicle collisions, slip and fall, or government and professional malfeasance and gross negligence.

Mr. Gartman is an outdoor fanatic, who enjoys traveling throughout the southwest, whether in a motorhome, on a motorcycle, or with a pack on his back.  He is easy to spot on the trails, walking right behind his two white German Shepherds.  When the Arizona weather permits, Mr. Gartman also enjoys riding his family’s horses and spending time the family ranch in north Phoenix.

State of Arizona Supreme Court, 2014

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 2015

B.S., 2009, Arizona State University

J.D., 2013, Phoenix School of Law

Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

National Police Accountability Project

ACLU

Institute for Justice, Asset Forfeiture Division

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation

Southwest White German Shepherd Rescue

In re: $46,523 in U.S. Currency; 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, CA-CV2017-0034, Ariz. Ct. App. Div. II (decided Feb. 28, 2018);

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: The Developing Legal Case Against High School Football

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

 May 7, 2019

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at Maggiano’s on April 25th to recognize the ten winners of the firm’s annual scholarship competition. The firm’s founder Michael Burg, and shareholders Peter Burg and Stephan Marsh presented awards to the 2019 winners! This year’s recipients included Ms. Madison Frotten, Mr. Dale Kim, Ms. McKenna… Read more »

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

 April 17, 2019

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

Shareholder Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of the Workers’ Compensation division at Burg Simpson. Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that protects employees when they are injured on the job or in the line of duty. Workers’ compensation provides both wage replacement and medical benefits. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be… Read more »

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

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 has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

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