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Stephen J. Burg

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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, 2012-2016

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

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

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

 May 17, 2018

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

Burg Simpson attorneys have always been leaders in their communities. Shareholder Janet G. Abaray is no different. That’s why the Ohio Diversity Conference and the National Women’s Conference chose to honor Janet as one of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio at the 2018 National Women’s Conference last week. This award honors “outstanding leaders and… Read more »

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

 May 7, 2018

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh was a featured speaker at a recent Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA) event in Napa, California. The session, part of this year’s Spring 2018 CLE event, was called “The Practical Implications for Implementing the Recommendations of the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.” David covered “the findings and… Read more »

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

 April 25, 2018

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg took part in a day-long continuing education seminar sponsored by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. The event, “In Search of a New Paradigm: Recalibrating the Moral Compass of an Industry to Serve Future Generations,” took place at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center in Denver. Stephen’s segment, presented… Read more »

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

 April 24, 2018

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

Our 2017-2018 Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition recipients were honored this past Thursday at our annual Scholarship Banquet. This year’s winners included: Elise Hegarty (Faith Christian Academy) Diana Barila (Longmont High School) Kelly Franson (D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School) Emilio D. Gómez (Regis Jesuit High School) Lucy Kane (Valor Christian High School) Andra Metcalfe (Mountain Vista High… Read more »

Burg Simpson Denver - Colorado Supreme Court

 May 21, 2018

Colorado Supreme Court Decides Insurance Companies Cannot Delay Payment of Benefits Owed When The Payment Of Other Benefits Is Disputed

In an important victory for consumers, earlier today the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously decided that insurance companies cannot delay paying benefits owed under a policy just because the payment of other benefits is disputed. The case is State Farm vs. Fisher.  Mr. Fisher had several policies in place with State Farm with underinsured motorists (“UIM”)… Read more »

Bad Flu Season – Medical Malpractice Attorney Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

 May 14, 2018

A Bad Flu Season Can Get Worse

The year’s flu season has been historically severe. All but two states – Hawaii and Oregon – continued to report pervasive flu activity. More than 40 states have reported unusually high flu activity. Tragically, the flu has claimed the lives of 165 children this year — and it’s far from over. The U.S. Centers for… Read more »

OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 May 2, 2018

Community Managers, Homeowner Associations, and Homeowners Beware – New OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica

More than 2 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica every year on the job, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most of whom work in general construction. The other 10 percent of exposed workers are in either the general industry, maritime, or fracking trades. Crystalline silica is an everyday mineral found in… Read more »

Spinal Cord Injury– Denver Injury Attorney Denver Burg Simpson

 April 11, 2018

Surviving the First 90 Days After A Spinal Cord Injury

Every year in the United States, more than 17,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries, based on the latest data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. It’s estimated that there are nearly 300,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury today. That’s a big reason why Burg Simpson takes these life-altering injuries so seriously…. 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.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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