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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

 December 4, 2019

The Burg Simpson College Scholarship Deadline is Approaching

The Burg Simpson College Scholarship Deadline is Approaching The deadline for high school students to submit their 1,500-word essays is February 1, 2020 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… Read more »

 November 27, 2019

Burg Simpson Secures Hopeful Future for Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury

Burg Simpson Secures Hopeful Future for Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury Peter W. Burg, and his Burg Simpson personal injury team, represented Anna Connors in a personal injury matter that resulted from a collision involving a large tractor-trailer truck and a motor vehicle driven by Ms. Connors. Seventeen year old Anna suffered life threatening injuries… Read more »

 November 19, 2019

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”: 10 of 21 plaintiffs who sued a now-shuttered body donation company were awarded $58.5 million by an Arizona jury. Burg Simpson shareholders Michael S. Burg, David K. TeSelle, Holly B. Kammerer, and their team of lawyers and legal professionals, recently brought justice for their clients when a Maricopa County… Read more »

 November 8, 2019

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available Medical payment insurance, or “med pay” for short, is a type of insurance that provides for the payment of an injured person’s medical bills- up to a certain amount- if there has been an accident, regardless of who was at fault. Although one can purchase med-pay insurance as… 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 »

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 »

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