David K. TeSelle
Trial Lawyer David K. TeSelle is a Colorado and Arizona licensed attorney who has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdicts in both state and federal court, as well as private arbitration. Mr. TeSelle was a lead counsel in 2019 on one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in Arizona history ($58.5 million).
Trial Lawyer David K. TeSelle is a Colorado and Arizona licensed and officed attorney who has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdicts in both state and federal court, as well as private arbitration. In 2019, Mr. TeSelle was a lead trial lawyer successful in obtaining on one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in Arizona history ($58.5 million). Then in 2021, after the trial court reduced the verdict post-trial to $17 million, Mr. TeSelle successfully argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals to get the full $58.5 million judgment reinstated for his clients.
Mr. TeSelle continues to be actively engaged in high-profile trial litigation nationwide. He is currently a lead lawyer in national litigation on behalf of thousands of “gold star” military families whose loved ones were injured or killed by terror attacks in Iraq against Iran, its agents and instrumentalities, and the multi-national banks who provided Iran and its terror proxies material support. He is also a lead trial lawyer in litigation against insurance companies in their attempts to avoid coverage for COVID-based property damage to both small and large businesses for business interruption nationwide.
Mr. TeSelle has also successfully battled the largest banks in the world including in litigation related to the 2008 economic collapse (the so-called “Big Short” cases) and regularly represents numerous plaintiffs in large class action and mass tort actions against corporate bad actors, large and small. Mr. TeSelle has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and his focus is on complex trial litigation. Mr. TeSelle has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.
Finally, Mr. TeSelle also represents a select group of successful corporate and business clientele in trial and litigation-related business issues.
At Burg Simpson, Mr. TeSelle is a Preferred Shareholder and the leader of Burg Simpson’s Complex Commercial Trial Team. The business and commercial litigation department has achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report (the highest-ranking available). His team includes over a dozen of the best trial lawyers in the country.
Mr. TeSelle’s primary practice areas include: Complex Commercial Litigation; “Bet Your Business” Litigation; Catastrophic Injuries; Mass Torts; Class Action; Shareholder, Partnership and LLC Member Disputes; Fiduciary Duty Violations; Construction Defects; Securities; Insurance Bad-Faith; COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims, Lender Liability; Shareholder Derivative Actions
Mr. TeSelle also represents and provides guidance to state and federal whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (so-called Qui Tam actions) when they expose fraud against the state and federal government.
Mr. TeSelle is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in America (including achieving Best Lawyers-Lawyer of the Year status in 2017), and Colorado Super Lawyers. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, maintains a 10.0 AVVO rating, and has been honored as a Top 100 Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association (of which he is Past President of the National Trial Lawyers Business Torts section).
Mr. TeSelle was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and has lived in Colorado for the past twenty-four years. Mr. TeSelle graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in New York, NY in 1991. Mr. TeSelle received his law degree from Penn State Dickinson Law in 1994.