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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.

Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers

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)

 February 23, 2021

Cincinnati Magazine Recognizes Shareholder Janet Abaray

Janet G. Abaray is featured in the March 2021 issue of Cincinnati Magazine in the “Women Who Move Cincinnati” section. Ms. Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability. She also represents plaintiffs in insurance and… Read more »

 February 16, 2021

Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Mendez Discusses Birth Trauma Cases

An article authored by Burg Simpson medical malpractice attorney, Charles Mendez, was recently published in the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal. In this article, Mr. Mendez provides a comprehensive analysis and discusses an important issue raised in a birth injury case that is currently on appeal. Mr. Mendez is an experienced trial lawyer and… Read more »

 February 15, 2021

Recent Court Ruling Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers

Burg Simpson Shareholder Peter Burg Interviewed by Channel 7 TV News on the Recent Court Ruling that Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers A ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding the waivers printed on lift-tickets and season-passes has raised concern among many of our state’s personal injury lawyers and victim advocates. The court of… Read more »

 February 10, 2021

Shareholder Melanie Bailey Appointed to the Elmiron Steering Committee

Burg Simpson shareholder Melanie S. Bailey was recently appointed by federal district Judge Brian R. Martinotti to help lead a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bailey will serve on the Elmiron MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and help advance the centralized litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs. The Elmiron lawsuits, centralized in the District of… 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 »

Denver, CO – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on S Federal Blvd

 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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