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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 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 incidents, government and professional malfeasance, and gross negligence.

For 2021, Best Lawyers of America recognized Andrew as a “One to Watch”, a prestigious award that is given to up and coming young attorneys. He was also recognized by his peers as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for 2021.

Mr. Gartman is an outdoor fanatic, who enjoys traveling throughout the southwest, whether in a motorhome, on a motorcycle, or hiking 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 on 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

Selected to Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch", 2021

Selected to Super Lawyers® Southwest Rising Stars, 2019 - 2021

Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019-2020

 February 23, 2021

Cincinnati Magazine Recognizes Shareholder Janet Abaray

Janet G. Abaray is featured in the March 2021 issue of Cincinnati Magazine in the “Women Who Move Cincinnati” section. Ms. Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability. She also represents plaintiffs in insurance and… Read more »

 February 16, 2021

Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Mendez Discusses Birth Trauma Cases

An article authored by Burg Simpson medical malpractice attorney, Charles Mendez, was recently published in the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal. In this article, Mr. Mendez provides a comprehensive analysis and discusses an important issue raised in a birth injury case that is currently on appeal. Mr. Mendez is an experienced trial lawyer and… Read more »

 February 15, 2021

Recent Court Ruling Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers

Burg Simpson Shareholder Peter Burg Interviewed by Channel 7 TV News on the Recent Court Ruling that Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers A ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding the waivers printed on lift-tickets and season-passes has raised concern among many of our state’s personal injury lawyers and victim advocates. The court of… Read more »

 February 10, 2021

Shareholder Melanie Bailey Appointed to the Elmiron Steering Committee

Burg Simpson shareholder Melanie S. Bailey was recently appointed by federal district Judge Brian R. Martinotti to help lead a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bailey will serve on the Elmiron MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and help advance the centralized litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs. The Elmiron lawsuits, centralized in the District of… Read more »

Denver, CO – Auto Wreck with Injuries on I-70 Blocks Highway

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on S Federal Blvd

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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