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Marc C. Johnson

Associate

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Since the beginning of his legal career, Marc C. Johnson has focused exclusively on medical malpractice litigation. He has handled a wide range of cases including birth injuries, anesthesia injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, stroke misdiagnosis, heart attack misdiagnosis, and prenatal misdiagnosis. Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Johnson spent six years at a highly respected New Jersey law firm focusing exclusively on medical negligence claims. In 2015, the year before he relocated to Colorado to join Burg Simpson, Mr. Johnson assisted in recovering over $20 million on behalf of medical malpractice victims and their families. Mr. Johnson has extensive trial experience including lead trial responsibilities in a four-week Medical Malpractice jury trial resulting in a significant recovery for his clients.

Mr. Johnson also served as Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Steven P. Perskie, J.S.C. (ret.) and The Honorable Joseph L. Marczyk, the current Presiding Judge, Civil Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County.

Mr. Johnson received his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of San Diego School Of Law. While in law school, Mr. Johnson received numerous awards for both written and oral advocacy and served on the Appellate Moot Court Executive Board. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, With Honors, from The University of California at Santa Barbara.

For 2021, Best Lawyers of America recognized Marc “One to Watch”, a prestigious award that is given to up and coming young attorneys. 

Selected to Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch", 2021

Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers

2009 Lawyering Skills Specialist – Legal Research and Writing Faculty Award

2009 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Regional Champion Team Coach

2008 Paul A. McLennon, Sr. Honors Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist and Best Brief Award

2007 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Best Overall and Best Brief Awards

Colorado, 2016

California, 2013

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2012

Pennsylvania, 2010

New Jersey, 2009

J.D., 2009, University of San Diego School of Law
Appellate Moot Court Executive Board 2008-2009

B.A., 2005, Law and Society, University of California at Santa Barbara
With Honors
Dean’s List

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice Committee

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

The New Jersey Association For Justice

The Public Justice Foundation

Trying Medical Malpractice Cases When There is a Failure to Diagnose Postpartum Preeclampsia, Law Week Colorado, January 20, 2020

 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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