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Craig S. Nuss

Shareholder

Super Lawyers 2019 American Board of Trial Advocates

Craig S. Nuss, the co-practice group leader of the Construction Defects department at Burg Simpson. His department has achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report (the highest-ranking available). Mr. Nuss is a Colorado native born in Brush in 1960.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982 and graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1988. Mr. Nuss begin his legal career the following year with a large Denver insurance defense firm focusing on construction defect and personal injury claims.  His career is now focused on representing homeowners and homeowner associations in construction defect cases.

In the past three decades, Mr. Nuss has handled more than 70 civil jury trials in Colorado state and federal courts. He has taught many education courses on construction defects and trial tactics.

Mr. Nuss’s distinguished credentials include being recognized by Martindale-

Hubbell with top Preeminent® AV rating and being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious and invitation-only international trial lawyer organization. He has also been selected by his peers as a Colorado Super Lawyer® every year since 2007. Additionally, Mr. Nuss has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and 5280 Magazine as one of Denver’s Top Lawyers.   Mr. Nuss is currently serving as a trustee of the Colorado Bar Foundation which is the charitable arm of the Colorado Bar Association

5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2016 - 2021

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Civil Plaintiff, 2014-2017, 2020

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2007 - 2021

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2019-2021

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Recipient, David Bernard Foundation Aviation Law Award

Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta, 1986

U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1989

Colorado, 1988

Arizona, 2017

New Mexico, 2017

J.D., University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1988
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, 1986
David Bernard Foundation Aviation Law Award, 1988

B.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1982 (Business Administration)

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 2003-Present

Colorado Bar Association, Member, 1988-Present

Arapahoe Bar Association, Member, 1995-Present

"How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Colorado," National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, 2004

"Defending Minor Impact Cases," Colorado Claims Association, 1999

Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009

Trial Academy Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), August 1999

 January 22, 2021

Former Senator Alan K. Simpson Speaks About the Importance of Societal Change

The Honorable Alan K. Simpson served three terms in the U.S. Senate and 12 years in the Wyoming House of Representatives. During the time he attended our nation, Mr. Simpson made deep friendships with colleagues on both sides of the political aisle, including the late Sens. Ted Kennedy and President Joe Biden, with whom he… Read more »

 January 21, 2021

This is Your Chance to Win the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition!

THE DEADLINE FOR BURG SIMPSON’S COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION IS FEBRUARY 1st THE TOP SCHOLARSHIP for 2021 is $2,500 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: SUBMIT AN ESSAY ABOUT “THE JURY SYSTEM AS PROTECTOR OF RIGHTS” NOW! BACKGROUND All of us at Burg Simpson recognize the importance of access to a good education, so in 2012, we launched the Burg… Read more »

 January 20, 2021

Arizona Office E-News: January 2021

JANUARY 2021 ARIZONA E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Features: Our Construction Defect Department Our Award -Winning Construction Defect Department is Led by Shareholders Mari Perczak and Craig Nuss Mari Perczak Craig Nuss Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department is led by shareholders Craig Nuss and Mari Perczak, who have established reputations in the legal industry. These… Read more »

 January 19, 2021

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw Discusses Missed Diagnosis of Birth Defects

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw recently published an article with Law Week Colorado on “Presenting Case of Delayed or Missed Diagnosis of Spinal Bifida and Other Serious Birth Defects.” In her article, Ms. McGraw discusses risk factors associated with spina bifida, the failures to diagnose, and when to file a lawsuit. Read the article. About… Read more »

Denver, CO – Auto Wreck with Injuries on I-70 Blocks Highway

 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 »

Colorado Springs, CO – Man Injured in Auto Accident on Delta Dr

 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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