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Mark A. Holmgren

Associate

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Mark A. Holmgren joined Burg Simpson in 2016 to help the firm launch an Arizona construction defect practice group. Mr. Holmgren’s practice focuses on plaintiffs’ construction defect litigation, and he has represented owners of high- and low-rise condominiums, office condominiums, mixed-use projects, schools, and single-family homes in Arizona and New Mexico. Mr. Holmgren is also licensed in Oregon.

Mr. Holmgren began litigating complex construction defect claims in 2002 when he joined the multi-state firm of Duke Gerstel Shearer, LLP. Mr. Holmgren eventually managed that firm’s Arizona office. Mr. Holmgren also began his homeowners’ association general counsel practice at this time. In 2004, Mr. Holmgren was recruited by the Law Offices of John Chaix, PC, where Mr. Holmgren continued his plaintiffs’ construction defect practice. In 2007, Mr. Holmgren was recruited by Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, PLC, where he represented homeowners associations, condominiums, and individual homeowners in myriad types of disputes, but with an emphasis on construction defect litigation.

In addition to his construction defect experience, Mr. Holmgren has extensive experience serving as insurance defense counsel and general counsel for condominiums and planned communities in Arizona and New Mexico. Mr. Holmgren’s community association experience includes litigation of everything from hate speech to embezzlement and providing advice to association directors on a wide variety of issues. Mr. Holmgren also has extensive appellate experience.

Mr. Holmgren began practicing law in 1999 with the representation of Arizona charter schools, small businesses, and individuals in a variety of matters in all areas of law.

Mr. Holmgren was admitted to the practice of law in Arizona in 1999, in Oregon in 2007, and in New Mexico in 2013.

Appeals

Insurance Defense Litigation

Community Association Litigation

$4.2 Million, collapsible soils at single-family homes

$1.7 Million, collapsible soils at single-family homes

$1.0 Million, defective condominium

$1.3 Million, defective condominium

$2.1 Million, defective condominium

$1.8 Million, defective condominium

$1.4 Million, defective condominium

$2.4 Million, defective condominium

$2.1 Million, defective HOA common areas

$1.0 Million, defective single-family homes

$1.7 Million, defective condominium

CAI Central Arizona Spotlight Award, 2012

New Mexico, 2013

Oregon, 2007 (Inactive)

Arizona, 1999

Appointed as Class Counsel for Kachina Hill Homeowners litigation, Pima County Superior Court

Appointed as Class Counsel for Wildflower Ranch Homeowners litigation, Maricopa County Superior Court

J.D., 1998, University of Arizona College of Law

B.A., 1995, Political Science, Arizona State University

State Bar of Arizona

Oregon State Bar (Inactive)

State Bar of New Mexico

Community Associations Institute

Arizona Estates Home Owners Association, Board Member and Officer, 2001-2002, 2004-2013

Little League / Softball Coach, 2009-2013

“Arizona Coverage and Current Trends, MC Consultants 21st Annual West Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference” CLE Presentation, co-authored, September 18, 2015

“The Real Estate Guy” Radio Show, KFYI2, Phoenix, Arizona, September 12, 2015

“Deposition Strategy and Tactics” CLE Presentation, May 14, 2015

“Arizona/Nevada Coverage and Current Trends” CLE Presentation, co-authored, September 20, 2013

“The Duty to Inspect” Community Resource Magazine, Fall 2013

“Association Contracts: We Have to Read Them?” CHDB Newsletter, January 23, 2013

“Obscure Things You May Not Have Known about Civil Procedure” CLE Presentation September 28, 2012

“When Should Associations Tender to Insurance?” CHDB Newsletter, May 15, 2012

“The Current Status of the Indemnity Provision in Arizona” CLE Presentation, co-authored, March 22, 2012

“Bankruptcy Issues in Arizona Affecting Construction Defect Litigation” CLE Presentation, co-authored, March 22, 2012

“Arizona Coverage and Current Trends” CLE Presentation, co-authored, September 9, 2011

“Your Association Has Been Sued. Now What?” CHDB Newsletter, May 13, 2011

“Why HOAs?” CHDB Newsletter, March 11, 2011

“Tracking Condominium Association Responsibilities” CHDB Newsletter, August 13, 2010

“Well, What Does the Contract Say?” CHDB Newsletter, July 30, 2010

“My Other Brother Is Also a Landscaper” CHDB Newsletter, March 26, 2010

“My Brother Is a Landscaper” CHDB Newsletter, March 19, 2010

“Attorney-Client Relationship and Privilege Issues in Representing Homeowners Associations” CLE Presentation, April 8, 2009

Arizona Coverage and Current Trends, MC Consultants 21st Annual West Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, San Diego, California; September 18, 2015

Deposition Strategy and Tactics, Chicago, Illinois; May 14, 2015

Arizona/Nevada Coverage and Current Trends, MC Consultants 19th Annual West Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, San Diego, California; September 20, 2013

Obscure Things You May Not Have Known about Civil Procedure, Carpenter Hazlewood Firm Retreat, San Diego, California; September 28, 2012

Bankruptcy Issues in Arizona Affecting Construction Defect Litigation, MC Consultants Construction Defect Seminar; March 22, 2012

The Current Status of the Indemnity Provision in Arizona, MC Consultants Construction Defect Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona; March 22, 2012

Arizona Coverage and Current Trends, MC Consultants 17th Annual West Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, San Diego, California; September 9, 2011

The Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership, Community Associations Institute - Central Arizona Chapter, Tempe, Arizona; April 18, 2009

Essentials Class, Community Associations Institute - Central Arizona Chapter, Tempe, Arizona; April 18, 2009

Attorney-Client Relationship and Privilege Issues in Representing Homeowners Associations, Arizona Community Association Bar Association, Tempe, Arizona; April 8, 2009

ABC’s: A Basic Course for Community Associations, Community Associations Institute – Southern Arizona Chapter, Tucson, Arizona; November 5, 2005

Certified Instructor, Arizona Association of Community Managers

Speaker, Community Association Institute, Southern Arizona Chapter

Speaker, Community Association Institute, Central Arizona Chapter

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

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Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Youth Sports Pose High Concussion Risks – Denver Injury Attorney– Burg Simpson

 October 19, 2017

Youth Sports Pose Higher Concussion Risk

Every year, the start of the NFL season reboots the conversation about the sport’s health risks, especially when it comes to concussions. In 2009, the NFL addressed increased concerns over player safety by instituting the “NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol,” which employs multiple independent consultants and requires the immediate removal of players suspected of suffering… Read more »

Surgery Errors– Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 October 16, 2017

Surgical Errors Are More Common Than You Think

It is hard to believe that only heart disease and cancer kill more people in this country than medical mistakes. But it is true. Medical errors kill roughly 250,000 Americans annually. Despite that, only 28 states require hospitals to report these fatal errors, making it especially difficult to track these tragedies. The cost of surgical… Read more »

Temporary versus Permanent Disability – Workers Comp Lawyers in Denver – Burg Simpson

 October 10, 2017

What’s the Difference between Temporary and Permanent Disability?

What most employees don’t realize after they’ve been hurt on the job is that they’re entitled to more than medical benefits. If you’ve been injured at work – and have missed three shifts or three calendar days of work – you’re also entitled to compensation for a portion of the wages you’ve lost because of… Read more »

Minority Shareholders Have Rights – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 October 4, 2017

Minority Shareholders Have Rights, Too

By definition, minority shareholders don’t have much say in how a company is run. They’re a lot like Delaware in a presidential election. But the law does afford them protections to prevent their rights from being trampled, while also granting remedies in case those rights have been violated. Minority shareholder rights are violated when the… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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