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Stephen Burg is a trial attorney at the law firm Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, P.C. Mr. Burg’s practice is focused on representing victims of auto crashes, personal injury, trucking accidents, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, and harmful drug products.

Mr. Burg has been recognized for his legal excellence both nationally and locally. He was named as a “Recommended Attorney” by the U.S. Legal 500. He is named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers. 5280 magazine has named Mr. Burg a “Top Lawyer.” Mr. Burg has been admitted as a member of the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum” and was named Law Week Colorado’s “Compleat Lawyer”.

Mr. Burg donates a substantial amount of his free time to supporting nonprofit organizations in Colorado and nationally. Mr. Burg is on the Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League, the Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI) and ARC Thrift. Mr. Burg helps to support the Denver Health Foundation’s Newborns in Need program, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, among others. Mr. Burg is an Associate Attorney for the ZRBG Pension Project – this project is designed to ascertain pension benefits for Holocaust survivors.

Stephen Burg earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wyoming and his Law Degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Burg is currently admitted to practice in Colorado and in Arizona. He lives in Colorado with his wife Amy, and their two children.

Recommended Attorney, the U.S. Legal 500, 2013

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America™

Top 100 Trial Lawyer, the National Trial Lawyers, 2012–present

Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012-2019

National Advisory Board, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), 2013

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America™

AVVO, Highest Distinction of Superb Attorney Rating

National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2012–present

The Compleat Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2010

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s Transition Team, 2011

ARC Thrift Board of Directors, 2013

Colorado Judicial Institute, Ex Officio Board of Director, 2012

Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region Board of Director, 2011

ADL Glass Partners-In-Leadership, 2009

Honorable Mention, Collegiate All-American Rugby, 2004

Colorado, 2008

Arizona, 2014

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2008

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

J.D., 2007, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law

B.A., 2004, University of Wyoming

The National Trial Lawyers (NTL)

Co-founder of the Colorado Judicial Institute Young Professionals

Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI)

Our Courts

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Arc Thrift

Denver Health Foundation’s Newborns in Need

Anti-Defamation League

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Southern Poverty Law Center

John Hickenlooper for Governor

Michael Bennet for U.S. Senate

Mark Udall for U.S. Senate

ZRBG Pension Project – To ascertain pension benefits to Holocaust survivors

New Age in Trucking—How Advancements in Technology Will Help You Win Your Case, The Lawyer's Logbook, April-May, 2015

Keep It On The Company – Holding Trucking Companies Accountable for HOS Violations, The Lawyer’s Logbook, February, 2014

Sources of Insurance Cover for Your Claim, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, July, 2018

Nunn / Bashor / Excess Judgment Litigation: A Boots on the Ground Perspective, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Insurance Seminar, April, 2018

Trying Your Case Against The Company, Not the Driver, Super Summit Top Guns III, June, 2014

Washington Capitol Building

 December 12, 2018

Letter Urging Senate to Defend Democracy Co-Signed by Former Senator Al Simpson

A week after giving his moving eulogy at late President George H.W. Bush’s wake, former Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson joined with forty-three other former Senators across party lines in publishing a letter to the Washington Post. This co-signed letter urges the current Senate to embrace a bipartisan defense of democracy and constitutional values as… Read more »

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

 December 5, 2018

Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

This morning, former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) celebrated the life of former President George H.W. Bush, his long-time friend and colleague. Speaking of the man’s warmth and integrity, Sen. Simpson delivered a moving speech on President Bush’s legacy of integrity, loyalty and sacrifice. When speaking to the press, Alan Simpson spoke on the difficulties… Read more »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

Mass Tort Class Action

 December 13, 2018

What is the Difference Between Mass Tort Litigation And Class Action Litigation?

Mass Tort litigation and Class Action litigation both handle negligence cases with multiple victims, but each has very specific ways of handling these kinds of matters. Mass tort cases and class action lawsuits share certain similarities: A large group of plaintiffs who claim they have been hurt. Common defendants who have been accused of causing… Read more »

 December 12, 2018

THE BURG SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING!

The deadline for students to submit their 1500 word essays is February 1, 2019. For the past several years, Burg Simpson has awarded college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who won our essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being threatened. The annual Burg Simpson Scholarship… Read more »

 December 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Infants

One of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries in infants is Cerebral Palsy (CP). Receiving the news that your newborn has been diagnosed with this condition is some of the most devastating information a parent can receive. CP caused by birth trauma affects thousands of newborns every year. Birth trauma is a general term… Read more »

 December 11, 2018

Reusable Medical Device Can Save Lives… And Spread infection

Reusable medical device can save lives… and spread infection. The FDA issued interim results of an ongoing, mandated post-market surveillance studies in order to “inform patients, hospitals and health care facilities of higher-than-expected contamination rates with duodenoscopes after processing.”  But what does that mean? Duodenoscopes Duodenoscopes are a very complex type endoscopic device, that is,… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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