Meet our Attorneys

David K. TeSelle

Trial Lawyer/Shareholder/Leader, Complex Commercial & Business Litigation Team/Leader, Construction Defect Litigation Team

David K. TeSelle is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and President of the National Trial Lawyers Business Torts Specialty Association. Mr. TeSelle has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal court and in private arbitration. He is also co-leader in charge of managing Burg Simpson’s Complex Commercial/Business Litigation and Construction Defect Litigation Groups, which includes over a dozen of the best trial lawyers in the country.

Mr. TeSelle’s primary focus is fighting for his clients through complex commercial, business and construction defect litigation disputes, sometimes against the largest, toughest, and most well-funded big businesses, banks, builders and insurers in the world.

This includes numerous successful settlements, trial verdicts and arbitration awards in the multiple millions of dollars in many different areas of complex commercial litigation, including construction defects, “bet the business” disputes, fiduciary duty violations, shareholder, partnership and member disputes, consumer and corporate fraud, securities disputes, whistleblower actions, property disputes, insurance bad faith actions, lender-liability disputes, investor disputes, shareholder derivative actions, product liability cases, class actions and mass torts. Mr. TeSelle has also successfully tried several complex personal injury jury trials to multiple million dollar verdicts. Mr. Te Selle has also handled Federal and State False Claim Act (Qui Tam) Litigation on behalf of whistleblowers who expose fraud against the state and federal taxpayers.

Mr. TeSelle believes that trial lawyers are critical to preserving the vibrant marketplace that makes our country exceptional. Only trial lawyers can ensure that the good businesses, good builders, good bankers, good investment advisors and good insurers succeed- and thrive – by bring the bad actors to justice, to ensure that the system is fair and just for all.

Mr. TeSelle serves a wide range of clients, and prides himself on hard work, professionalism, and an unrelenting focus on serving the client, striving to meet the client’s goals and objectives in a cost-effective manner. Mr. TeSelle demands only “A-plus” work product from his team on all aspects of legal representation. One size does not fit all in high-stakes commercial and construction defect litigation disputes. Mr. TeSelle is always working to find creative and effective ways to achieve success for his clients. Mr. TeSelle never forgets that the ultimate goal is to fight hard to win justice for his clients, and to do so as ethically, effectively and economically as possible.

Mr. TeSelle is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has repeatedly been listed in Best Lawyers in America, and as a Colorado Super Lawyer, and has been honored as a Top 100 Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been deputized by the State of Wyoming as an Assistant State Attorney General to seek recovery of over a hundred million dollars in losses suffered by the state pension and treasury as a result of the fraudulent ratings placed on structured investment products during the Great Recession.

Mr. TeSelle was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Columbia College at Columbia University in New York, NY in 1991. Mr. TeSelle received his law degree in 1994 from Dickinson School of Law (now of Pennsylvania State University). Mr. TeSelle joined Burg Simpson in 1998, after practicing for several years outside Philadelphia. Mr. TeSelle is a regular correspondent on Robert Kennedy and Mike Papantonio’s “Ring of Fire” TV program on Free Speech TV. He is also a regular speaker at national conferences, teaching other lawyers about trial practice and various aspects of business/commercial litigation. He also teaches classes on trial practice to young aspiring trial lawyers at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2017,” Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver

Nation’s Top One Percent 2015, National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2012-2018

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2012-2016

Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

AVVO 10.0 Rating

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

President, National Trial Lawyers Business Tort Trial Lawyers Association

Colorado, 1998

Pennsylvania (Inactive), 1994

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1998

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Arizona, 2015

J.D., 1994, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University

B.A., 1991, Columbia College, Columbia University in New York, NY

President of the National Trial Lawyers Business Tort Trial Lawyers Specialty Association, 2012-2015

The National Trial Lawyers (NTL)

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA)

Jefferson County Bar Association

Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Get Tickets Today for Craig Hospital’s 2018 PUSH Gala

 March 22, 2018

Get Tickets Today for Craig Hospital’s 2018 PUSH Gala

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 PUSH Gala, a benefit for Craig Hospital, one of the nation’s leading traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation hospitals. The gala, Craig’s single biggest fund-raising event of the year, is set for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Wants Oklahoma to End Juvenile Life Sentences

 March 14, 2018

Alan K. Simpson Wants Oklahoma to End Juvenile Life Sentences

Alan K. Simpson, a lifelong public servant, knows something about the follies of youth. That’s why the Burg Simpson co-founder wants Oklahoma lawmakers to end life sentences for juvenile offenders. In an op-ed piece published in the Oklahoman last week, Simpson recalled his own run-in with the law as a teenager, when federal authorities arrested… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Makes a Pair of Public Appearances

 March 13, 2018

Michael S. Burg Makes a Pair of Public Appearances

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg made two public appearances last week as part of his ongoing book tour. On March 6, Michael addressed a group of about 70 at the Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club in Fort Collins. His talk, titled “If You Build It, They Will Come,” covered his experiences in building… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announce Winners of Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition

 March 12, 2018

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Announce Winners of Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition

Denver–Based Law Firm Awards Scholarships to Ten Colorado High School Seniors March 12, 2018 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, announced the winners of its Sixth Annual College Scholarship Competition. Launched in 2012, the competition encourages seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word… Read more »

Stucco Installation Invites Mold- Colorado Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 March 21, 2018

Poor Stucco Installation is an Invitation for Mold

One of the single most critical aspects of any new home is what’s referred to as the building envelope or building enclosure. This is the part of any building that physically separates the exterior environment from the interior.  Think of it as the “skin” of a building. The construction defect attorneys at Burg Simpson recently… Read more »

Workers’ Comp Options – Workers Comp Lawyers Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

 March 20, 2018

Employers Workers’ Comp Options for their Employees

Any company doing business in Colorado – whether it’s a public or private entity – is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance helps protect both the employer and the employee in the case of an accident on the job. Anyone hired to perform services for pay is considered an employee by state law…. Read more »

Mandatory Arbitration Clause – Colorado Civil Litigation Lawyer – Colorado Burg Simpson

 March 19, 2018

Colorado Court of Appeals Strikes Down Mandatory Arbitration Clause in Insurance Policy

In an important victory for consumer rights, the Colorado Court of Appeals struck down a mandatory arbitration clause in a health insurance policy.  The case is Meardon v. Freedom Life Insurance Company, found at 2018 COA 32, 2018 Colo. App. LEXIS 341, and was decided March 8, 2018.  The mandatory arbitration clause provided that all… Read more »

Depression & Work Injuries – Workers Compensation Attorney– Burg Simpson

 February 26, 2018

Depression and Work Injuries for Women in Colorado

Depression is the leading cause of disability both worldwide and in the United States, especially among those between 15 and 44. It affects more than 16 million Americans – nearly 7 percent of the population – hitting women much more frequently than men. While depression alone is not sufficient to be a compensable work injury… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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