Meet our Attorneys

Luke T. Pepper

Associate

Mr. Pepper joined Burg Simpson in January 2021 after two years with a New York law firm in which he was a partner.  Mr. Pepper was also a partner at the Philadelphia law firm Levin Sedran Berman. Mr. Pepper focuses his practice primarily in the areas of complex, pharmaceutical mass tort, and class action litigation including consumer protection, securities fraud, product liability, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Pepper’s current practice involves primarily complex and class action litigation on behalf of aggrieved consumers, corporate shareholders, and property owners, and pharmaceutical mass tort litigation on behalf of those injured as a result of their ingestion of prescription medications and the implantation of medical devices. In addition, Mr. Pepper represents injured railroad workers under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).

Civil Litigation

Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Complex Litigation

Consumer Litigation

Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation

Products Liability

Securities

J.D., 2000, Temple University, School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

B.A., 1997, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA

United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2020

United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, 2019

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 2019

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2019

United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2019

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2018

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2014

United States Court of Appeals for 3rd Circuit, 2006

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2004

Pennsylvania, 2001

Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys

Pennsylvania Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

 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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