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Charles R. Mendez

Associate

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Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Charles R. Mendez is an experienced trial attorney who specializes in the area of medical malpractice.  He represents individuals who have been injured while receiving medical care, and he has assisted in securing several multi-million-dollar outcomes for his clients.   Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Mendez practiced in the human services division of the Denver City Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Mendez is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  While in law school, Mr. Mendez was a member of the National Trial Team, a student attorney in the civil litigation clinic, and clerked for the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.  Mr. Mendez is a frequent lecturer and writer.  He was the recipient of the Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing, presented by Justice Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States.  He was also the winner of the 2014 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition, administered by Notre Dame Law School.

Charles Mendez has been selected by Colorado Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2018 and was named as one of Colorado’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Top Attorneys. Charles is a member of the Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI) Young Professionals Committee and wrote and published a chapter in the Colorado Civil Claims, Battery. He is also on the Editorial Committee of the CTLA’s Trial Talk Magazine, and the Legislative Committee for CTLA.

 

Winner, Notre Dame Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition 2014

Winner, American Inns of Court, Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing 2014

Regional Finalist, American Association for Justice National Trial Tournament 2013

Faculty Fellow, Sturm College of Law (SCOL) 2014

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018-2020

Top Attorneys: Colorado's Outstanding Young Lawyers 2019

Colorado, 2014

J.D., 2014, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

B.A., 2010, Westmont College, Santa Barbara CA

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

Colorado Judicial Institute

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Battery, in Colorado Civil Claims: Elements, Defenses, and Sample Readings (Steven C. Choquette ed., 2019)

Deflating Autonomy - 66 S. Carolina Law Review 401. 2014

Is it More Than a Dream? - 17 Legal Ethics 132. Summer 2014

CLE Presenter, “Recent Updates in Professional Malpractice Law,” Annual Tort Law Update

CLE Presenter, “Disqualification of Counsel,” February, 2017

CLE Presenter, “Client Autonomy for the Organizational Client,” Denver City Attorney’s Office, January 2015

CLE Presenter, “Client Autonomy and Professionalism,” DU Law’s Trial Advocacy Department , August 2015

 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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