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Penny Manship


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Penny Manship graduated from UCLA School of Law and was admitted to practice in the State of California in 1998.  She moved to Colorado in 2016 and was admitted to practice in the state in 2017.   Her career is devoted to representing plaintiffs in construction defect and class action cases.  She has successfully represented thousands of homeowners and many homeowners associations in construction defect claims.  In addition, she has effectively resolved several class action cases involving product defects and consumer fraud claims for the benefit of thousands of homeowners and consumers.

Ms. Manship has prevailed on several appeals on behalf of her California clients on issues impacting their legal rights and remedies, including defeating arbitration clauses in home purchase agreements and protecting consumers’ rights to bring class actions.

Ms. Manship is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Ms. Manship is also licensed to practice in the State of New Mexico and Arizona.

$42 million class action settlement for approximately 4,400 homes and condominiums In Re Galvanized Steel Pipe Litigation

$4 million class action settlement for approximately 400 homeowners for Greenboard behind tile in showers

1998 Karen Dorey Book Award – This recognition, given each year since 1975, honors one of the UCLA Law School's graduates whose undergraduate degree came from a California State University campus. The award was established by Hon. Norman L. Epstein, the first general counsel of the CSU and now a presiding justice on the California Court of Appeal. It recognizes a CSU alum on the student's overall academic performance and promise of contribution to the public good.

Arizona, 2019

New Mexico, 2018

Colorado, 2017

California, 1998

U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1998

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1998

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1998

B.A., 1990, Business - Marketing, California State University, Fullerton
High honors
1990 Outstanding Marketing Student

California Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

 September 25, 2020

Burg Simpson Features: Shareholder Paul D. Friedman

Paul D. Friedman is the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Mr. Friedman practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics, and professional malpractice. Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth… Read more »

 September 24, 2020

Burg Simpson is Proud to Support the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (RMCLC) was founded in 1981 and its mission is to advocate for children and youth. The organization seeks to drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. But the RMCLC goes far… Read more »

 September 22, 2020

5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers of 2021

5280 Magazine announced its list of Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2021. This is the sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The publication first invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 specialties. Survey responses in hand, 5280 then performed weeks of investigation… Read more »

 September 21, 2020

Join Us in Supporting Craig Hospital’s Pedal 4 Possible Fundraiser!

Pedal for Possible an annual charity bike ride held to benefit Craig Hospital’s patients and programs. This year’s Pedal 4 Possible has gone virtual, so we invite you to ride, roll, run, or recreate to help Craig Hospital patients! There is no limit to what is possible for the 2020 virtual event! All the money… 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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