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 Colorado 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 2017 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 Best Law Firms 2017

Burg Simpson has been named among the Best Law Firms in America® according to the 2017 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

2018 Best Lawyers in America®

Burg Simpson Best Lawyers 2017

Twenty-three Burg Simpson attorneys across three states are named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, four attorneys from the firm are named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in various categories, including founding shareholder Michael S. Burg and shareholders Scott J. Eldredge, Scott F. Sullan and James G. Heckbert. 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 2018 Best Lawyers in America® list include:

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

Wyoming
Larry B. Jones
Colin M. Simpson

Ohio
Janet G. Abaray
Calvin S. Tregre, Jr

Super Lawyers 2017

Burg Simpson - Super Lawyers

Twenty-five Burg Simpson attorneys are named to the 2017 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 2017 Super Lawyers list include:
Michael S. Burg
Peter W. Burg
Scott J. Eldredge
David P. Hersh
Kerry N. Jardine
Janet G. Abaray
James G. Heckbert
Thomas W. Henderson
Holly B. Kammerer
Seth A. Katz
Brian K. Matise
Craig S. Nuss
Mari K. Perczak
Ronald M. Sandgrund
Colin M. Simpson
Diane Vaksdal Smith
Curt T. Sullan
Scott F. Sullan
David K. TeSelle

Burg Simpson attorneys named as Rising Stars include:

Nelson P. Boyle
Stephen J. Burg
Nikolas D. Fogel
David C. Harman
Michael C. Menghini
Reeves D. Whalen

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Youth Sports Pose High Concussion Risks – Denver Injury Attorney– Burg Simpson

 October 19, 2017

Youth Sports Pose Higher Concussion Risk

Every year, the start of the NFL season reboots the conversation about the sport’s health risks, especially when it comes to concussions. In 2009, the NFL addressed increased concerns over player safety by instituting the “NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol,” which employs multiple independent consultants and requires the immediate removal of players suspected of suffering… Read more »

Surgery Errors– Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 October 16, 2017

Surgical Errors Are More Common Than You Think

It is hard to believe that only heart disease and cancer kill more people in this country than medical mistakes. But it is true. Medical errors kill roughly 250,000 Americans annually. Despite that, only 28 states require hospitals to report these fatal errors, making it especially difficult to track these tragedies. The cost of surgical… Read more »

Temporary versus Permanent Disability – Workers Comp Lawyers in Denver – Burg Simpson

 October 10, 2017

What’s the Difference between Temporary and Permanent Disability?

What most employees don’t realize after they’ve been hurt on the job is that they’re entitled to more than medical benefits. If you’ve been injured at work – and have missed three shifts or three calendar days of work – you’re also entitled to compensation for a portion of the wages you’ve lost because of… Read more »

Minority Shareholders Have Rights – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 October 4, 2017

Minority Shareholders Have Rights, Too

By definition, minority shareholders don’t have much say in how a company is run. They’re a lot like Delaware in a presidential election. But the law does afford them protections to prevent their rights from being trampled, while also granting remedies in case those rights have been violated. Minority shareholder rights are violated when the… 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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