Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades

Resources, Reputation, and Results Matter

At Burg Simpson, we take pride in our ability to help people. Our number one priority is to always protect the welfare and best interests of our clients.

When selecting a trial attorney, it is important to select an attorney with the requisite experience and resources to handle every aspect of your case, and, when you hire Burg Simpson, that is exactly what you get. We are one of the nation’s most recognized firms, having received numerous awards for the quality of our legal work from satisfied clients, our peers within the legal industry, and our local community.

The Legal 500

Burg Simpson Top Tier 2012 - 2017

In the 2018 edition of The Legal 500, Burg Simpson is ranked as a top-tier law firm and national leader in dispute resolution for product liability, mass tort, and class action plaintiffs in the pharmaceutical and medical device litigation areas. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Burg Simpson has received this prestigious honor.

Additionally, The Legal 500 names founding shareholder Michael S. Burg as one of America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers and a foremost dispute resolution attorney. In addition, Burg Simpson shareholders Seth A. Katz and Meghan C. Quinlivan are named as top dispute resolution attorneys for product liability, mass tort, and class action plaintiffs in the pharmaceutical and medical device litigation areas.

America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms

America's Most Influential Trial Lawyers

According to the National Trial Lawyers, an organization comprising thousands of leading plaintiff trial attorneys, Burg Simpson is one of America’s Most Influential Law Firms.

U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms®

Burg Simpson has been named among the Best Law Firms in America® according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report.

National Tier 1

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Metropolitan Tier 1

Colorado

Litigation – Construction
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Cincinnati

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Metropolitan Tier 2

Colorado

Construction Law
Insurance Law

Metropolitan Tier 3

Colorado

Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Litigation – Real Estate
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

2019 Best Lawyers in America®

Twenty-five Burg Simpson attorneys across three states have been named to the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, one attorney from the firm, Ronald M. Sandgrund, was named Best Lawyers  “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Construction. The Best Lawyers  “Lawyer of the Year” honor is bestowed on a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area making this accolade particularly significant. Honorees are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

The Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America® list include:

Colorado
Michael S. Burg
Peter W. Burg
Scott J. Eldredge
David P. Hersh
Kerry N. Jardine
Nelson P. Boyle
John M. Connell
Nick D. Fogel
Steven G. Greenlee
James G. Heckbert
Thomas W. Henderson
Holly B. Kammerer
Seth A. Katz
Brian K. Matise
Angela E. McGraw
Craig S. Nuss
Mari K. Perczak
Meghan C. Quinlivan
Ronald M. Sandgrund
Curt T. Sullan
Scott F. Sullan
David K. TeSelle

Wyoming
Larry B. Jones
Colin M. Simpson

Ohio
Janet G. Abaray

Arizona

Paul Friedman

Super Lawyers 2019

Burg Simpson - Super Lawyers

Twenty- six Burg Simpson attorneys are named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list. Published by Thomson-Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It is worth noting no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Colorado are named to the annually published list. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

The Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list include:

Colorado
Michael S. Burg
Peter W. Burg
Scott J. Eldredge
David P. Hersh
Kerry N. Jardine
Steven G. Greenlee
James G. Heckbert
Thomas W. Henderson
Holly B. Kammerer
Seth A. Katz
Brian K. Matise
Craig S. Nuss
Mari K. Perczak
Ronald M. Sandgrund
Curt T. Sullan
Scott F. Sullan

Wyoming
Colin M. Simpson

Ohio
Janet G. Abaray

Arizona

Paul Friedman

Super Lawyer-Our 7 Rising Stars include:

  1. Nelson P. Boyle
  2. Stephen J. Burg
  3. Jessica Derakhshanian
  4. Nikolas D. Fogel
  5. David C. Harman
  6. Charles Mendez
  7. Michael C. Menghini

 

Barrister’s Best 2018

Barrister's Best 2018 Award

The attorneys and professional staff at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine congratulate Michael S. Burg and David P. Hersh for receiving Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best Awards for 2019!

  • Michael Burg, the firm’s founder, was selected as Barrister’s Best by People’s Choice for Best Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyer, Plaintiffs.
  • David P. Hersh, a shareholder at the firm, was selected as Barrister’s Best for Best Corporate Law Lawyer

Congratulations to Mike and Dave!

Barrister's Best Award 2018
Michael Burg body broker interview

 March 19, 2019

Inside Edition Interviews Michael Burg on Body Broker Case

Esteemed founding shareholder Michael Burg explained the details of a body broker case in Arizona brought by several families against Biological Resource Center, Inc. and its owner, Steve Gore. In this terrible case, the families donating their deceased loved ones’ bodies to scientific research did not realize the company intended to dismember the corpse and… Read more »

Bolye, Nelson

 March 18, 2019

Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Wal-Mart’s Challenge to the Collateral Source Rule

Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Wal-Mart’s Challenge to the Collateral Source Rule In the 2018 case of Forfar v. Wal-Mart, 2018 COA 125, Burg Simpson Attorney Nelson Boyle won an important appeal on behalf of Burg Simpson’s client Robert Forfar. Mr. Fofar was represented at trial by several attorneys at the Paul Wilkinson… Read more »

Michael Burg on KHOW

 March 15, 2019

Michael Burg on KHOW Talk Radio: Your Money, Your Retirement, on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm.

Michael S. Burg, the founding shareholder at the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be appearing on the weekly talk radio show, Your Money, Your Retirement on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm. Mr. Burg will be a guest of co-host Tim Smile on KHOW radio. Michael Burg will be discussing… Read more »

 March 11, 2019

Burg Simpson Presents Awards to the 2019 Scholarship Competition Winners!

     Each year, Burg Simpson awards college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who win our essay competition regarding the importance of the U.S. civil jury system, and how it is being threatened. The annual Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is an outstanding opportunity for high school seniors to obtain additional funds for college,… Read more »

 March 19, 2019

Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law

By David P. Hersh, Burg Simpson Shareholder Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law In May 2018 Colorado adopted a new statewide standard regulating bicycles when they are approaching intersections.  C.R.S. § 42-4-1412.5 establishes as the standard what is known as “stop as yield” throughout Colorado.  However, individual local governments can choose whether or not to adopt this standard… Read more »

Michael Burg body broker interview

 March 18, 2019

Inside Edition Interviews Attorney Michael Burg Regarding the Gruesome “Body Parts” Case

Attorney Michael Burg, of Denver-based law firm Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, is representing the victims’ family members in a lawsuit against Gore and Biological Resource Center of Arizona, in what is being referred to as the “Body Parts Case.” Mr. Burg told Inside Edition in a recent interview that the families involved in the case… Read more »

Arizona Attorney Brian C. Dault hero image

 March 18, 2019

Arizona State Bill 1087 Seeks to Increase Liability Car Insurance Minimums

By Brian C. Dault, Burg Simpson Associate Arizona State Bill 1087 Seeks to Increase Liability Car Insurance Minimums A piece of legislation recently introduced in Arizona would increase the minimum amount of car insurance coverage required for liability policies. Arizona currently has some of the lowest requirements for minimum insurance coverage in the country, and… Read more »

Attorney Thomas Henderson hero image

 March 18, 2019

Insurance Bad Faith

By Thomas W. Henderson, Burg Simpson Shareholder Case Timeline: Insurance Bad Faith When you purchase an insurance policy, you are managing your risk by buying protection against the unexpected.  The policy is a contract between you/your business and the insurance company.  In return for your payment of the premium, the insurance company agrees to protect… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

 March 5, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

The workers’ compensation system is very complicated and difficult to navigate on your own, but Burg Simpson can help.  Our award-winning attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation claims to ensure that your rights and benefits are protected. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have decades of experience in dealing with Colorado workers’ comp laws, and in making sure that our… Read more »

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

 March 5, 2019

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

When you have suffered from a personal injury, or the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, it can make matters even more complicated when you are attempting to deal with all of the accompanying legal issues on your own. When you have experienced this kind of trauma, it is important that you focus… Read more »

Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

 March 5, 2019

Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

Colorado has some of the shortest deadlines in the country for filing a construction defect lawsuit. Generally, a homeowner or a homeowner association board has a limited amount of time from obtaining the certificate of occupancy to filing a claim. But do not assume that your opportunity to file a construction defect claim has passed. If… Read more »

How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? – What is the CDARA Process?

 March 5, 2019

How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? – What is the CDARA Process?

Filing a civil action against a construction company, contractor, architect, engineer, or other construction professional for a construction defect can be complicated. This is especially true if you are filing as an individual homeowner or a member of a homeowner’s association. In this short and informative video, Construction Defects attorney, and Burg Simpson shareholder, Craig… Read more »

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