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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)

 July 1, 2020

BURG SIMPSON FEATURES: Shareholder Scott J. Eldredge

Attorney Scott J. Eldredge is a named shareholder, a skilled trial lawyer, and the practice group leader of the firm’s medical malpractice department. He has been practicing continuously with the firm since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1982. Mr. Eldredge’s thriving practice focuses primarily on complex medical malpractice cases with a particular emphasis… Read more »

 June 30, 2020

Trial Work in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine trial lawyers handle litigation cases all across the United States, in both State and Federal Courts.  The COVID-19 pandemic has not only radically changed all of our daily lives, but it has also affected the U.S. justice system and the way lawyers manage their cases. The trial lawyers at… Read more »

 June 29, 2020

Cincy Lifestyles in Cincinnati Interviews David Harman

Burg Simpson Shareholder David C. Harman was interviewed by Allie Martin of Cincy Lifestyles about personal injury practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Harman discusses why he became an attorney. His focus is to help people and he has committed his legal practice in personal injury and mass tort law to fighting for his client’s legal… Read more »

 June 26, 2020

BURG SIMPSON FEATURES: Shareholder Nick Fogel, Practice Group Leader for the Workers’ Compensation Team

BURG SIMPSON FEATURES: Shareholder Nick Fogel (Nick Fogel is pictured at left with his team members Shareholder Stephan J. Marsh, and Trial Lawyer John Connell.) Nick Fogel is a shareholder and the practice group leader of Burg Simpson’s Workers’ Compensation Department. His practice is devoted to those who have been injured while working on the job… Read more »

Greeley, CO – Two Workers Killed in Work Accident on 1st Ave

 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

Shareholder 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… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

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… Read more »

 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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