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Steven G. Greenlee

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Steven Greenlee
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Mr. Greenlee joined Burg Simpson in May 2005 after previously practicing as a partner in a well-regarded Denver firm where he was engaged in complex civil defense representing international, national and local corporations, insurance companies, businesses and individuals in every aspect of litigation in matters of employment, insurance, personal injury, products liability, environmental, toxic tort, contracts and other commercial disputes, and intellectual property.

He became a Shareholder at Burg Simpson in 2011 and continues to successfully represent the firm’s clients in the state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado, principally protecting the rights of those who have been seriously injured by the negligence of others. He believes his insurance defense background has been invaluable in helping Burg Simpson’s clients seek and receive just compensation for their injuries and damages. He has helped secure many millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts, and judgments.

Mr. Greenlee is a past member of the Board of Governors for the Up With People International Alumni Association, the 21,000+ member organization of the international performing and community service group, Up With People. He continues to volunteer his time to helping the Association on various legal matters. Mr. Greenlee has also provided support to a number of other charitable causes, including Craig Hospital, Aware Alzheimer’s Association, Dog is My Co-Pilot, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Mr. Greenlee was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming for both his undergraduate and law degrees. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Wyoming and Colorado. He currently lives in Broomfield, Colorado with his wife and three boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and writing fiction.

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2012-2018

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2015-2016

Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Colorado, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012-2015

Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM Rating

Order of the Coif (Top 10% in Law School Class)

Law Review: Comment Editor; Staff Member

Thurman Arnold Scholarship and Legal Services Scholarship

American Jurisprudence Awards

President’s Honor Roll

Dean’s Honor Roll

Golden Key National Honor Society

Colorado, 1994

Wyoming, 1994

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1995

U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

J.D., 1994, with honors, University of Wyoming College of Law

B.S., 1991, University of Wyoming College of Commerce and Industry

Colorado Bar Association

Wyoming State Bar

Denver Bar Association

National Trial Lawyers Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

"America's Trial Lawyers: Protecting a Threatened Species" - The Trial Lawyer, Fall 2016

"Employee Handbooks: At-Will or Not-At-Will? A Question of Form Over Substance" - XXVIII Land and Water L. Rev. 289, 1993

Alan K. Simpson Supports Tax Reform – If It’s Paid For

 December 13, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Tax Reform – If It’s Paid For

Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to make it clear that, like most Americans, he supports tax reform. Just not this tax reform. Simpson, in an op-ed drafted with fellow former senator Bob Kerrey and published in the Philadelphia Inquirer last week, argues that the House and Senate proposals under consideration right now include… Read more »

University of Denver Profiles Michael S. Burg

 December 12, 2017

University of Denver Profiles Michael S. Burg

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law profiled one of its more famous alumni, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg. Michael, who earned his JD from Sturm in 1975, also was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame just last year. He’s the first DU grad to earn the honor. Michael discussed… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Blasts Divisive Politics

 December 7, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Blasts Divisive Politics

Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson’s civility in politics tour continued this week with a public forum at Montana State University Billings with former Senate colleague Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat. The two elder statesmen of upper Midwestern politics, both of whom entered the Senate in 1978, lamented the hostility that’s so prevalent in Washington,… Read more »

President’s Pick to Run CFPB Spells Disaster

 November 29, 2017

President’s Pick to Run CFPB Spells Disaster

Things keep getting worse with the Trump White House. The latest fiasco involves the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where a pair of appointees showed up to work earlier this week – to do the same job. It’s an awkward situation made worse since President Trump’s appointee, Mick Mulvaney, already has a another job as… Read more »

Negotiating Contracts A Part of Doing Business – Denver Corporate Litigation Lawyers - Burg Simpson

 December 6, 2017

Negotiating Contracts Is Just Another Part of Doing Business

Contracts – voluntary, legally binding agreements between two or more parties – are critical to doing business. We encounter contracts nearly every day. They can cover major deals, such as the sale of a business or a home, or something as simple as a verbal promise to complete something. Whether they’re written or verbal, commercial… Read more »

A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal – Colorado Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 December 5, 2017

A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal

For many patients, hearing about a misdiagnosis sounds like the doctor simply got it wrong – you have pneumonia, not the flu. Get a new prescription and everything will be fine. It happens all the time, certainly more often than drug errors or surgical mistakes. Anywhere between 10 percent and 20 percent of cases are… Read more »

Malpractice and Lawyers – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 November 28, 2017

Malpractice Doesn’t Have to Be Medical

When most people hear the word “malpractice,” they think of their doctor, calling to mind horror stories of misdiagnosed or untreated health problems.  But doctors aren’t the only professionals who are required to conform to a standard of care. When professionals act negligently and you suffer as a result of their mistakes, you may be… Read more »

Beware Your Duty to Inspect - Construction Defect Attorney Denver - Burg Simpson

 November 27, 2017

Beware Your Duty to Inspect

Homeowners associations have become as commonplace as housing developments themselves. There’s almost no way to avoid them. But it wasn’t always this way: in 1970, there were only about 10,000 community associations scattered around the country, responsible for fewer than 1 million houses. Last year, 342,000 of these associations included more than 26 million homes… 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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