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, 2015-2021

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)

 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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