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.

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.

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 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® Rising Stars, 2019 - 2020

 September 16, 2020

Four Teen Victims Seek $16 Million in Arizona Child Abuse Case

A team of Burg Simpson attorneys including Scott Eldredge, Seth Katz, Ty Taber, Paul Friedman, and Christopher Post along with Tucson-based victims’ rights attorney, Lynne Cadigan, is representing four adoptive children who are named as victims in $16 million child abuse cases filed in Arizona. The children allege they were subjected to aggravated assault and… Read more »

 September 8, 2020

Former Burg Simpson Scholarship Winner is Using Her Funds Wisely!

Ms. McKenna Gilbreth is one of the previous winners of Burg Simpson’s annual scholarship. McKenna recently wrote to Mr. Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson’s founder, to thank him and to share how she is using her scholarship funds. Now attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, McKenna wrote from her dorm room that despite the… Read more »

 September 3, 2020

September 2020 E-News

Congratulations to Our Best Lawyers in America® Forty-seven Burg Simpson attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America ®. (33 “Best Lawyers” and 14 “Ones to Watch.”) See the list of Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America ® here. Three Burg Simpson Lawyers Also Named Best… Read more »

 August 27, 2020

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Scholarship Competition 2020-2021

Burg Simpson has always recognized the importance of access to a strong education. Starting in 2012, we launched the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition. Each year, Colorado high school seniors are encouraged to write and submit a 1,500 word essay on the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties… Read more »

Greeley, CO – Two Workers Killed in Work Accident on 1st Ave

 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 – Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on I-25 (CanAm Highway)

 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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