Meet our Attorneys

Jack F. DeGree

Managing Attorney, Las Vegas Office

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Jack DeGree is a Nevada-based trial attorney at Burg Simpson. Jack’s practice specializes in representing personal injury victims and those who have been subjected to insurance bad faith. Jack joined Burg Simpson in 2019, after having great success while working for several years on one of the nation’s most recognized and well-respected trial teams at Eglet Prince. Jack is a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, and is eager to help individuals injured in the State of Nevada and now faced with the unenviable task of taking on major corporations and large insurance companies in the litigation arena.

Jack received his undergraduate, graduate, and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to finishing law school at UNLV, Jack started law school the University of Denver in 2004. It was during his time there, and the years since, that Jack became closely acquainted with several of the attorneys at Burg Simpson and grew an appreciation for Burg Simpson’s culture and dedication toward enacting change, creating a safer community, and helping those in need.

Jack is a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been recognized as one of Nevada’s “Legal Elite” by the Nevada Business Press, “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, “Rising Star” by the national Super Lawyers publication, “Top 10 Under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, “Top 40 Under 40” for Nevada Litigation by the American Society of Legal Advocates, “Premier 100” by the National Academy of Jurisprudence, “Top 10” for Nevada by Attorney and Practice Magazine, “Top 40 Under 40” by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, “Top 100” for Personal Injury by America’s Top Attorneys publication, “Top 40 Under 40” for Personal Injury by the American Academy of Attorneys, a “10 Best” attorney for Nevada Personal Injury by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and a Fellow of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

In his spare time, Jack enjoys playing adult league hockey, attending Vegas Golden Knights games, and spending time with his wife, Tisha, and their three young children, Danny, Sadie, and Taylor.

Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers- Nevada, The National Trial Lawyers

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member

Nevada's Legal Elite | Nevada Business Press

Top 40 Under 40 | National Trial Lawyers Association

Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2015-2019

Top 10 Under 40 | National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

Top 40 Under 40 in Nevada Litigation | American Society of Legal Advocates

Premier 100 | National Academy of Jurisprudence

Nevada Top 10 | Attorney & Practice Magazine

Top 40 Under 40 American Institute of Trial Lawyers

Top 100 in Personal Injury | America's Top Attorneys

Top 40 Under 40 in Personal Injury | American Academy of Attorneys

10 Best Nevada Personal Injury Attorneys | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

National Association of Distinguished Counsel Fellow

Washington (inactive)

United States Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit

B.S.B.A. Accounting – University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) — 2003

M.S. Accountancy – University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) — 2004

J.D. Law – University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) — 2008

The Nevada Justice Association (NJA)

The National Trial Lawyers Association (NTLA)

Clark County Bar Association (CCBA)

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

American Bar Association (ABA)

January firm-wide e-news

 January 17, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: January 2020

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation JANUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Names Three New Shareholders Paul D. Friedman Angela E. McGraw Jacob M. Burg Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine are pleased to announce that Paul D…. Read more »

 January 14, 2020

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts

When Colorado Insurance Companies Get Special Breaks from the Courts In a recent Colorado law journal article, Burg Simpson lawyers Ron Sandgrund and Leslie Tuft question why Colorado insurance companies are still getting special breaks from the courts when those insurers mislead their insureds or fail to explain adequately why they are denying an insurance… Read more »

 January 8, 2020

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!

5280 Magazine Names Denver’s Top Lawyers of the Year!  Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020  is 5280 Magazine’s sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The 5280 editors invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal practice areas. Survey responses in hand, the 5280 team… Read more »

 January 7, 2020

The Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st

THE BURG SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! The 1,500-word Burg Simpson Scholarship Essays Must Be Submitted by February 1st For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being… 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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