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Stephen J. Burg


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, motorcycle collisions, product liability injuries, gas explosions, wrongful death, sexual assault, 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. and has also been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and a Colorado Super Lawyer. He is also named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers, and Denver’s 5280 Magazine selected Mr. Burg as a “Top Lawyer” and the Face of Personal Injury Law Litigation since 2020. 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.

Honors & Accolades

  • Selected to Best Lawyers®, 2021 – 2024
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2022
  • Top 6 Jury Verdicts in the State of Colorado, 2021
  • Top 10 Jury Verdicts in the State of Colorado, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, President, 2018
  • Appointment by Governor to 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission, 2018
  • 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 Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2022 – 2024
  • Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012-2021
  • National Advisory Board, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), 2013
  • “Face of Personal Injury Litigation,” 5280 Magazine, 2020 – 2023
  • AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2012–2021
  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • 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)

Community Involvement

  • Boulder County Wildfire Crisis Relief
  • Food Bank of the Rockies
  • 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

Publications & Media

Lectures & Seminars

  • Case Framing to Overcome the Defense’s Best Talking Points, Trial Lawyer University, New York City, October 2023
  • Cracking the Big Verdict, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, August, 2023
  • Depositions, New Lawyers Boot Camp, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, March, 2020
  • Voir Dire, New Lawyers Boot Camp, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, March, 2018
  • Sources of Insurance Coverage 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