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

AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating

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

 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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