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, 2015-2020

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)

 September 16, 2020

Four Teen Victims Seek $16 Million in Arizona Child Abuse Case

A team of Burg Simpson attorneys including Scott Eldredge, Seth Katz, Ty Taber, Paul Friedman, and Christopher Post along with Tucson-based victims’ rights attorney, Lynne Cadigan, is representing four adoptive children who are named as victims in $16 million child abuse cases filed in Arizona. The children allege they were subjected to aggravated assault and… Read more »

 September 8, 2020

Former Burg Simpson Scholarship Winner is Using Her Funds Wisely!

Ms. McKenna Gilbreth is one of the previous winners of Burg Simpson’s annual scholarship. McKenna recently wrote to Mr. Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson’s founder, to thank him and to share how she is using her scholarship funds. Now attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, McKenna wrote from her dorm room that despite the… Read more »

 September 3, 2020

September 2020 E-News

Congratulations to Our Best Lawyers in America® Forty-seven Burg Simpson attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America ®. (33 “Best Lawyers” and 14 “Ones to Watch.”) See the list of Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America ® here. Three Burg Simpson Lawyers Also Named Best… Read more »

 August 27, 2020

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Scholarship Competition 2020-2021

Burg Simpson has always recognized the importance of access to a strong education. Starting in 2012, we launched the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition. Each year, Colorado high school seniors are encouraged to write and submit a 1,500 word essay on the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties… 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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