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Stephan J. Marsh

Stephan J. Marsh


Burg Simpson shareholder Stephan J. Marsh focuses his practice on Colorado workers’ compensation claims. As a workers’ compensation trial attorney, Mr. Marsh considers many factors when evaluating a case. He works to provide a fair and honest assessment of each legal matter and apply relevant laws to ensure full benefits.  Mr. Marsh is a highly experienced lawyer and is uniquely qualified to help his clients obtain the best possible outcomes.

Mr. Marsh has been selected by 5280 Magazine as a Top Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation since 2020.  He has also been recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyer in America® and a Top Attorney by The National Trial Lawyers in their 40 Under 40 category. In 2021, Mr. Marsh was elected President of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA).

Mr. Marsh is a 2011 graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, and holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication (2008) and English (2008) from the University of Iowa.

Honors & Accolades

  • Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2021-2024
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2020 – 2024
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) – 2023 NextGen Award Recipient

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2011


  • J.D., 2011, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
  • B.A., 2008, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa
  • B.A., 2008, Dean’s List, English, University of Iowa
  • Litigation Certificate and Criminal Law Certificate
  • CALI Awards: White Collar Crime, Spring 2011
  • CALI Awards: Comparative Criminal Procedure, Spring 2010
  • Jessup International Moot Court Team, 2010–2011
  • Intra-school Trial Competition, Spring 2010
  • Intra-school Moot Court Semi-Finalist, Fall 2009
  • Public Interest Law Forum, Fall 2008- Spring 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA) – President
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado – Board of Trustees
  • Colorado Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section – Vice Chair
  • President-Elect, Workers’ Compensation Education Association (WCEA), 2021
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • United States Triathlon Association Member

Publications & Media

Lectures & Seminars

  • Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEA), March 2022

    Mr. Marsh was a participant on The Grand Debate panel, which covered highly controversial topics, including proposed rule changes in the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system.

  • Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEA) Fall Update, 2023 – Lecturer
  • Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEA) Winter Seminar, February 2022

Mr. Marsh provided an overview of an attorney’s ethical obligations in discovery and discussed how to prepare a client for an independent medical examination and hearing.

  • Colorado Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Fall Update, October 2023
  • Colorado Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Fall Update, October 2021

Mr. Marsh participated as a panelist to discuss recent workers’ compensation orders from the Industrial Claim Appeals Office and Colorado Court of Appeals

  • Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEA) Fall Seminar, October 2021

    Mr. Marsh covered medical treatment denials and how to fight them under Workers’ Compensation Rule of Procedure 16.

  • Colorado Bar Association Employment Law Conference, October 2021

    Mr. Marsh discussed how employment law and workers’ compensation law intersect.