Meet our Attorneys

Holly B. Kammerer

Shareholder

American Board of Trial AdvocatesSuper Lawyers 2019

Holly Baer Kammerer currently focuses her practice on personal injury, products liability, and commercial litigation. She has practiced law since 1992, and has vast experience in litigation and all trial related aspects of personal injury cases and business disputes. After moving to Colorado from Washington, D.C., she has also practiced in the areas of family law, collections, insurance, mass tort, recreational vehicle, equine, and appeals. Ms. Kammerer joined Burg Simpson in 1996 and became a shareholder of the firm in 1999. Ms. Kammerer has successfully tried numerous cases to a jury, and has multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements including a $2.5 million and a $4.2 million jury verdict in personal injury cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. In 2019, Holly Kammerer secured a $58.5 million dollar verdict in compensatory and punitive damage for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center.  She represented the victims of a fraudulent scheme to illegally sell human body parts of their loved one’s bodies that were supposed to be donated for scientific and medical education and research. The verdict is one of the largest civil case results in Arizona history.

Ms. Kammerer earned the designation of Top 50 Colorado Women by Super Lawyers® in 2014, and in 2012, Law Week Colorado named Ms. Kammerer a Top Woman Lawyer. Ms. Kammerer is the senior female shareholder of the firm, and for more than a decade she has developed and managed the firm’s large multi-state single event personal injury department. She is driven to fight for justice and success for her clients within our organization and the community.

Listed as a Super Lawyer® for several years, Ms. Kammerer has been recognized as an exceptional attorney who has attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers® represents an elite top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Colorado who are selected by peer review. Ms. Kammerer has also met the standard of excellence for selection as one of The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008-2013, and she was recognized as a Woman of Accomplishment by Law Week Colorado in 2009. Ms. Kammerer has been listed in Best Lawyers® in America since 2013.

Ms. Kammerer is the Board of Director’s Chair for the Wild Plum Center for young children and families, formerly known as the Longmont Children’s Council. The center provides preschool education, family counseling, and community-based services for low-income families in the Longmont and Boulder County area. Ms. Kammerer also volunteers time to work with children in the St. Vrain Valley School District and volunteers on behalf of children with disabilities, specifically in education and research regarding Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome (VCFS).

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2021,” Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver

National Women Trial Lawyers Association (NWTL), Top 25, Executive Committee

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2010 and 2012 - 2021, (Top 50 Women Lawyers in 2014)

Top 100 Attorney, National Trial Lawyers

Top Women Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2009 and 2012

Best Lawyers® in America, 2013-2021

Selected to Best Lawyers® Women in the Law, 2020

Colorado, 1992

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1996

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Arizona, 2015

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1992

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989

The National Trial Lawyers (NTL)

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

Colorado Bar Association

Boulder County Bar Association

Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA)

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

American Board of Trial Advocates

National Women Trial Lawyers Association, Top 25, Executive Committee

 September 25, 2020

Burg Simpson Features: Shareholder Paul D. Friedman

Paul D. Friedman is the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Mr. Friedman practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics, and professional malpractice. Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth… Read more »

 September 24, 2020

Burg Simpson is Proud to Support the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (RMCLC) was founded in 1981 and its mission is to advocate for children and youth. The organization seeks to drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. But the RMCLC goes far… Read more »

 September 22, 2020

5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers of 2021

5280 Magazine announced its list of Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2021. This is the sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The publication first invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 specialties. Survey responses in hand, 5280 then performed weeks of investigation… Read more »

 September 21, 2020

Join Us in Supporting Craig Hospital’s Pedal 4 Possible Fundraiser!

Pedal for Possible an annual charity bike ride held to benefit Craig Hospital’s patients and programs. This year’s Pedal 4 Possible has gone virtual, so we invite you to ride, roll, run, or recreate to help Craig Hospital patients! There is no limit to what is possible for the 2020 virtual event! All the money… 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

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 – Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on I-25 (CanAm Highway)

 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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