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Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

By Burg Simpson
June 16, 2020
3 min read

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department.

“Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to represent a husband and wife who risked their lives and volunteered to assist first responders near Ground Zero in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Sadly, in 2013, doctors confirmed my client had contacted Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis because of his service at Ground Zero. One of his family members recommended Burg Simpson and he and his wife contacted our Firm in 2014. We took their case on a pro bono basis and submitted a claim for compensation with the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund on his behalf. Sadly, in 2017, our client passed away, and this required that we file a new claim and begin the process again with the VCF with his wife serving as a personal representative for his estate.  Despite these obstacles, our team at Burg Simpson never gave up. It was an honor to work on this case and obtain much-deserved compensation for our heroic clients.

At Burg Simpson “Good Lawyers, Changing Lives” is not just a motto it is who we are. The greatest privilege I can be afforded as a lawyer is to have the opportunity to help people who have so selflessly dedicated their lives to helping all of us.”

About Jacob M.  Burg

Shareholder Jacob M. Burg’s practice is focused on personal injury litigation. Mr. Burg obtained his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While at the University of Denver, Mr. Burg served as the Vice President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Burg is currently a member of the Craig Hospital PUSH event planning committee and has been actively involved since 2018. Craig Hospital is a Denver-based hospital that is world-renowned as a premier center for specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Mr. Burg is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association Legal Fee Arbitration Committee.

Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Burg served as a legal intern for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Office of Legal Counsel. Mr. Burg obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan (2011). While attending the University of Michigan, Mr. Burg interned in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Mark Udall and served as a finance intern for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Host Committee.

Jacob Burg was selected as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for 2018 by Law Week Colorado, and was also named to the Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers.

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