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Angela E. McGraw

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Born and raised in Minnesota, Angela McGraw pursued her college and legal education in the neighboring state of Wisconsin. After graduation from Marquette University Law School, she practiced in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for more than seven years and established herself as an accomplished trial attorney with exceptional conflict resolution skills. Angela has practiced plaintiff’s personal injury law in Colorado since 2007.

Angela’s distinguished credentials include being ranked by her peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2020, and also being named as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Denver for the same year. Angela has also been a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2015, an invitation-only membership for trial lawyers that is extended based on personal character and honorable reputation, in addition to extensive trial experience and success. She has been honored by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star©, The National Trial Lawyers® as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney and Top 100 attorney in the state of Colorado. Angela’s reputation in the legal community is sterling and her track record in the legal industry is extensive, which help her resolve many cases without having to go to trial at all. Legal adversaries know that she prepares her cases meticulously as if each case will require litigation and trial, resulting in most cases being resolved for full and fair value without the need for long and drawn out court processes.

Angela has a knack for seeing the way all the details of a case fit together.  She effectively communicates with clients during what might otherwise be an intimidating process. Her representation is defined by an attitude of leaving no stone unturned, tenaciously pursuing all angles of an individual’s case. Angela’s clients feel they are listened to and not just a “settlement” or “claim” to be negotiated.

Angela gravitated to personal injury law as it was a natural fit for her as an advocate for the underdog. She was always drawn to helping professions and is especially passionate about helping children with brain injuries or other significant injuries that result in disabilities. Angela’s volunteer work within the school system is important to her work as an attorney who often fights for increased assistance and accommodations for children with IEPs. She is inspired by her experiences working with those with serious injuries and disabilities, both as an attorney and advocate for her clients, and as a volunteer and member of organizations designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

Integrity is the bottom line when Angela is your attorney. She believes in the power of word and bond, learning from her parents at an early age the importance of building and maintaining her reputation that will follow her for life. Angela is licensed to practice in all Colorado state courts and is a member of ABOTA, The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, the American Association for Justice. Ms. McGraw has also been peer-reviewed by Martindale Hubbell

Colorado, 2007

Wisconsin, 2000

University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, 1997

Marquette University Law School, 2000

Martindale-Hubbell, Client Champion Silver, 2019

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2020,” Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Denver

ABOTA Membership - 2015 to present

Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2020

Top 10 Verdicts in Colorado, 2017

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2018- 2020

Selected to Best Lawyers® Women in the Law - 2019

National Trial Lawyer, Top 100 Attorney, 2017

National Trial Lawyer, Top 40 Under 40 Attorney, 2013 and 2014

Selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2013

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Colorado Bar Association, Member

Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member

American Association for Justice, Member

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, Board Member

January firm-wide e-news

 January 17, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: January 2020

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation JANUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Names Three New Shareholders Paul D. Friedman Angela E. McGraw Jacob M. Burg Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine are pleased to announce that Paul… Read more »

 January 14, 2020

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts In a recent Colorado law journal article, Burg Simpson lawyers Ron Sandgrund and Leslie Tuft question why Colorado insurance companies are still getting special breaks from the courts when those insurers mislead their insureds or fail to explain adequately why they are denying an insurance… Read more »

 January 8, 2020

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!  Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020  is 5280 Magazine’s sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The 5280 editors invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal practice areas. Survey responses in hand, the 5280 team… Read more »

 January 7, 2020

The Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st

THE BURG SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! The 1,500-word Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being… Read more »

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 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

An out-of-court settlement is a legally-binding agreement between the parties to a lawsuit that effectively puts an end to the legal matter. A settlement resolves all disputes inherent in the lawsuit, and results in dismissal of the claims filed in court.  Sometimes a settlement will contain a requirement that other court orders be entered effectuating… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.

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 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… 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 »

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