Charles R. Mendez focuses his practice primarily on medical malpractice litigation but has extensive experience working within a human services capacity throughout the Denver metro area. Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Mendez worked for the Denver City Attorney’s Office and has spent most of his professional career working in the area of civil litigation.
A graduate of the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law, Charles Mendez was Co-President of the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Association, as well as a member of the University of Denver National Trial Team. While earning his Juris Doctor, Mr. Mendez coached mock trial teams, assisted a law professor in research and writing, and represented clients as a student attorney in the law school’s civil litigation clinic.
An avid writer, Mr. Mendez has written articles published in several law journals and newspapers. He received the Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing, presented by Justice Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also selected as 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 for 2018 and 2019, and was named as one of Colorado’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Top Attorneys.
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
Member, SCOL’s National Trial Team 2012-14
Board Member, DU Law Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Faculty Fellow, SCOL 2014
Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018-2019
Top Attorneys: Colorado's Outstanding Young Lawyers - 2019
J.D., 2014, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (SCOL)
B.A., 2010, Philosophy & Theology - Westmont College, Santa Barbara CA
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Deflating Autonomy - 66 S. Carolina Law Review 401. 2014
Is it More Than a Dream? - 17 Legal Ethics 132. Summer 2014
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