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Charles R. Mendez

Associate

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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 every year since 2018 and was named as one of Colorado’s Outstanding Young Lawyers in 5280 Magazine’s Top Attorneys issue. For 2021, Best Lawyers of America recognized Charles as a “One to Watch”, a prestigious award that is given to up and coming young 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 Legislative Committee for CTLA.

Selected to Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch", 2021

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

 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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