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Dimitri Kotzamanis

Associate

Dimitri Kotzamantis

Dimitri Kotzamanis is an associate in Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Litigation Department.

Originally from New York, Mr. Kotzamanis is a member of the Colorado, New York and Ohio Bars.  He began his career practicing law in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in subrogation and insurance defense litigation. After seven years of practice in the Midwest, he relocated to London, England, where he headed the London Legal Department for the largest Greek vessel owner in the world. Subsequently, he qualified to practice law in the United Kingdom as a Solicitor and thereafter, began working for two well-respected London firms specializing in maritime litigation. After five years in London, Mr. Kotzamanis was recruited by a Greek ship owner to join its Legal Department in Piraeus, Greece where he practiced in-house before moving back home to New York, after two years. Thereafter, for 20 years, he practiced personal injury litigation in a family-owned personal injury firm, first as an Associate, then Senior Trial Attorney and finally as Litigation Partner.

While in New York, Mr. Kotzamanis was highly regarded for his career in and out of the courtroom and was often called upon by fellow trial attorneys for advice and to serve as trial counsel on their cases. In fact, in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, he was selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” in New York State, recognizing him as one of the top 5% of personal injury trial lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.  His verdicts and settlements have been featured, on numerous occasions, in the New York Law Journal and the New York Jury Verdict Reporter.

Super Lawyers®, 2007, 2014-2018 - New York Metro, Personal Injury

National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-2018

Colorado, 2018

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2018

United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2018

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2015

United States Supreme Court, 2013

United States District Court S.D.N.Y., 2013

United States District Court E.D.N.Y., 2013

United Kingdom - Solicitor, 1995

New York, 1990

United States District Court N.D.OH., 1984

Ohio, 1984

College of Law, London England, Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation), 1994

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, Juris Doctor, 1983

Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, B.A. Economics (Cum Laude), 1980

“The Frye Hearing – A Civil Perspective” at the Queens County Bar Association, Jamaica, New York, October 2009

“Bunkers on Delivery and Redelivery - Not Such a Technical Breach” at the IBC Legal Studies and Services Conference, London, England, May 1995.

$6 Million settlement during trial, bicycle/motor vehicle collision

$3.6 Million settlement during mediation, motor vehicle collision

$2.84 Million verdict, pedestrian/motor vehicle collision

$2.21 Million verdict, forklift collision

$1.85 Million verdict, motorist struck by object that fell from subway trestle

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Colorado Women’s Bar Association

American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA)

 April 1, 2020

Insurance Issues that Businesses Across Colorado May Face Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Insurance Issues that Businesses Across Colorado May Face Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As the coronavirus crisis continues to affect the country, large and small businesses across the U.S. are feeling the effects and dealing with the ramifications of the pandemic. Attorney and Burg Simpson shareholder Tom Henderson was recently interviewed by Fox News and discussed… Read more »

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 April 1, 2020

April 2020 E-News

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation APRIL 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Protecting Our Clients and Our Staff During the COVID-19 Crisis To Our Friends, Clients, and Professional Colleagues: All of us at Burg Simpson hope you are safe… Read more »

 March 27, 2020

Addressing Insurance Coverage for Business Liability Arising from the Spread of the Coronavirus

Addressing Insurance Coverage for Business Liability Arising From the Spread of the Coronavirus. Thomas W. Henderson, a trial lawyer and shareholder with Burg Simpson, addresses insurance coverage for business liability arising from the spread of COVID 19. Access the video here.  About Thomas W. Henderson Shareholder Tom Henderson focuses his legal practice on representing policyholders… Read more »

 March 27, 2020

Addressing Insurance Claims for Loss of Business Income Due to Government Shutdowns from COVID-19.

Addressing Insurance Claims for Loss of Business Income Due to Government Shutdowns from COVID-19. Tom Henderson addresses insurance claims for loss of business income due to government shutdowns from COVID-19. See the Video here. About Tom Henderson Tom Henderson focuses his practice on representing policyholders in suing insurance companies for bad faith and getting insurance… Read more »

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 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

An out-of-court settlement is a legally-binding agreement between the parties to a lawsuit that effectively puts an end to the legal matter. A settlement resolves all disputes inherent in the lawsuit, and results in dismissal of the claims filed in court.  Sometimes a settlement will contain a requirement that other court orders be entered effectuating… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.

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 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

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