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Steven G. Greenlee

Shareholder

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, 2012-2019

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2015-2016, 2018-2019

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

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 »

 December 14, 2018

Burg Simpson Supports Toys for Tots!

Co-Founder and Shareholder Peter Burg, and the Burg Simpson Team, Supports The Toys for Tots Foundation! Every year, the lawyers and professional staff at Burg Simpson are honored to support The Toys for Tots Foundation. The foundation raises funds to purchase toys for under-privileged children, and provide promotional materials, solicit corporate support, educate the public,… 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 »

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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