Co-Counsel With Burg Simpson

Co-Counsel With Burg Simpson

One of the foundations of Burg Simpson’s success has been our collaboration and referral arrangements with other attorneys. It’s always been a top priority at Burg Simpson attorney at law to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms of all types and in all 50 states.

There are any number of reasons to co-counsel with another law firm. It could be that the other firm is able to practice in a state that you’re not. It could also be that your firm is more experienced in a particular area of law than your potential partner. These arrangements can benefit both firms and, more importantly, better serve the client.

DOs AND DONTs OF CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS

Whether you decide to co-counsel with Burg Simpson or not, there are a few steps you need to take before entering into any collaboration agreements:

  1. Do your homework. Before signing onto work with any other law firm, find out more about your potential partner. Look at their track record of success, interview the partners, and you might even look into running a background check on the firm. When you enter into a co-counsel agreement, you’re not only sharing resources and revenue, but you’re sharing your reputation. It’s also prudent to confirm that your potential co-counsel is adequately insured.
  2. Get the agreement in writing. Before agreeing to anything, get it all in writing in the form of a formal co-counsel contract. The documentation should include details such as: how the workload will be divided, a mechanism for dispute resolution, how revenue will be shared, who will handling the billing and expenses, etc. Working through this formal agreement should reveal how the relationship will function moving forward. Finally, include a provision for who would retain the client if the co-counsel relationship is terminated.
  3. Don’t forget to agree on a timeline. It’s imperative you establish a clear roadmap of various deadlines and how the responsibility for those deadlines will be apportioned. A missed deadline will reflect poorly on both parties in addition to potentially jeopardizing the case for the client.

CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS CAN HELP YOUR BOTTOM LINE

To date, we’ve paid more than $50 million in co-counsel fees to other attorneys. We’ve helped them generate revenue from cases beyond their traditional areas of practice. We’ve added money to their bottom lines. We can do the same for you. This is what we bring to any potential co-counsel agreement:

  • More than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • More than $50 million in co-counsel fees.
  • Ranked No. 1 Product Liability Law Firm in Martindale-Hubbell.
  • A team of more than 80 experienced attorneys.
  • Multiple federal court appointments.
  • In-house medical staff.
  • Nationwide representation.

NATIONAL LEADERS IN PHARMACEUTICAL MASS TORTS

Mass tort litigation is a complex area of law and can be a cost prohibitive venture for many firms. Burg Simpson’s mass tort team of attorneys have represented thousands of plaintiffs who’ve suffered serious injury from defective products or endured side effects from prescription medicines. Our team of Colorado mass tort lawyers, paralegals, and nurses can pursue these types of high-profile cases, which usually involve large corporations. Co-counseling your next drug or medical device injury case with Burg Simpson will allow you to overcome some of those hurdles and generate revenue from the cases you might otherwise have to turn away.

We’re convinced that our knowledge, expertise, and vast internal resources are able to provide our clients and business partners an advantage that is unmatched.

Co-counsel opportunities exist for:

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Death.
  • Mass Torts and Product Liability.
  • Medical Malpractice.
  • Birth Injuries.
  • Explosions and Fires.
  • Colorado Workers’ Compensation.
  • Commercial Disputes.

For more information about co-counsel arrangements or to discuss the details of a particular case, please email Kerry N. Jardine or call 1-888-895-2080.

Michael S. Burg Cautions Against Senate Candidate Roy Moore

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Michael S. Burg Cautions Against Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg thinks it’s in the best interest of everyone for Democrats and Republicans to work together to fight the advance of the alt-right by uniting against the U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. “It’s time for both parties to stop being so divided,” Michael writes in his latest… Read more »

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Questions Weyerhaeuser Remediation Efforts

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Floor joists treated with a formaldehyde-based fire-protection coating forced hundreds of Colorado residents out of their homes earlier this year. The treated floor joists, manufactured by Weyerhaeuser, emitted noxious gases that made homeowners sick. Builders had installed the new joints in more than 2,200 news houses built in half a dozen states. Burg Simpson is… Read more »

Overturned Anti-Arbitration Rule Helps Corporations

 November 8, 2017

Overturned Anti-Arbitration Rule Helps Corporations

It didn’t take long for consumer advocates to speak out against the Senate’s recent vote to kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s anti-arbitration rule. Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg told Law Week Colorado this week that it’s certainly cause for celebration for big corporations. “It’s impossible to hold those banks responsible for what… Read more »

Death of Anti-Arbitration Rule Hurts Consumers

 November 7, 2017

Death of Anti-Arbitration Rule Hurts Consumers

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg argues that a Congressional vote to eliminate one of the last consumer protections left – a rule banning forced arbitration – is nothing less than a travesty of justice. In an op-ed published on Huffington Post this week, Michael points to the Equifax breach when suggesting that there… Read more »

Ohio Ruling Allows Fetal Brain Injury Research – Denver Medical Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 November 20, 2017

Ohio Ruling Allows Groundbreaking Fetal Brain Injury Research

In what could be a landmark ruling, Ohio Judge Michael Krumholtz has ruled in favor of a plaintiff whose child suffered a traumatic brain injury during delivery. The ruling allows expert testimony the defense sought to bar that pointed to cranial compression ischemic encephalopathy as an infant’s cause of brain damage during birth. In short,… Read more »

Can Construction Sites Ever be Safe – Denver Workers Comp Attorney – Burg Simpson

 November 14, 2017

Can Construction Sites Ever be Safe?

In June 2015, not long after graduating from high school, Highlands Ranch teenager Sampson Briggs was still learning the ropes at his summer roofing job. At some point during his shift, Briggs stepped back and right off the roof of his school – where he was working – and fell 30 feet to the ground… Read more »

Spilled Tea Sparks Another Starbucks Lawsuit – Denver Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 November 13, 2017

Spilled Tea Sparks Another Starbucks Lawsuit

It looks like Starbucks is in hot water again. Denver resident Deanna Salas-Solano has sued the coffee chain in federal court over a drive-thru order gone horribly wrong. Salas-Solando claims that, in September 2015, a barista handed her an unsecured 20-ounce cup of tea that spilled, melted through her clothes and burned her and her… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Costs – Denver Work Comp Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 November 2, 2017

Improved Worker’s Comp Costs Won’t Last Forever

Overall, workers’ compensation costs have been falling nationwide for more than 20 years now. In fact, the National Council on Compensation insurance has pushed for an average premium cut of nearly 13 percent for next year. Closer to home, Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ comp carrier, signed off on an average premium cut of 3.2… 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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