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Filing a Civil Action for Defective Construction Work

By Burg Simpson
February 3, 2021
3 min read

Filing a civil action against a construction company, contractor, architect, engineer, or other construction professional for defective construction work can be confusing, especially if you are filing as an individual homeowner or member of a home owner’s association. In the video below, Construction Defects attorney and Burg Simpson shareholder Craig Nuss explains the CDARA process and what to expect as you go through it.

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About Craig Nuss

Craig S. Nuss is the co-practice group leader of the Construction Defects department at Burg Simpson. His department has achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report (the highest-ranking available). Mr. Nuss obtained his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982 and graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1988. Mr. Nuss begin his legal career the following year with a large Denver insurance defense firm focusing on construction defect and personal injury claims.  His career is now focused on representing homeowners and homeowner associations in construction defect cases.

In the past three decades, Mr. Nuss has handled more than 70 civil jury trials in Colorado state and federal courts. He has taught many education courses on construction defects and trial tactics.

Mr. Nuss’s distinguished credentials include being recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with top Preeminent® AV rating and being a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious and invitation-only international trial lawyer organization. He has also been selected by his peers as a Colorado Super Lawyer® every year since 2007. Additionally, Mr. Nuss has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and 5280 Magazine as one of Denver’s Top Lawyers. Mr. Nuss currently serves as a trustee of the Colorado Bar Foundation which is the charitable arm of the Colorado Bar Association.

About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine,  has a reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning construction defects, catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.

Burg Simpson was founded in 1976 and is based in Colorado. Burg Simpson also has offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wyoming.

If you have questions about a construction defects matter, contact Burg Simpson today at (888) 895-2080.




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