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Burg Simpson Participates in Well-Being Recognition Program for Legal Employers

By Burg Simpson
October 4, 2021
5 min read

Taskforce submits final Report to Colorado Supreme Court on a pilot project for Well-Being Recognition Program for Legal Employers.

Court to recognize legal employers by implementing State-wide  organizational well-being strategies

Burg Simpson shareholders David P. Hersh and David K. TeSelle are pleased to share that Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, at the invitation of the Colorado Supreme Court Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, along with several other prominent Colorado law firms recently participated in the Colorado Supreme Court Well-Being Recognition Program for Legal Employers Pilot Project. The Pilot Project was initiated to assess the feasibility of a formal well-being recognition program in Colorado and to generate strategies to inspire legal employers to implement organization-wide well-being recommendations.


After an intensive several months process, The Colorado Supreme Court Task Force created a report regarding the implementation of a Well-Being Recognition Program for Legal Employers in order to enhance the pursuit of well-being by legal employers for all of their employees. The Colorado Supreme Court has now accepted the Report of that Pilot Project.


The Report has been released and can be accessed at The Report details how and why Colorado has the opportunity to be a national leader in lawyer well-being by creating a first-of-its-kind program to encourage, support, and recognize legal employers for implementing well-being strategies and recommendations within their organizations. The Report will be officially released on November 3, 2021.

Additionally, the Supreme Court has authorized the formation of an implementation committee to vision and establish the specific components of a future State-Wide Well-Being Recognition Program for Legal Employers. More details will be provided as this process moves forward. Burg Simpson will remain at the forefront of the investigation and implementation of measures designed to enhance lawyer well-being.


About Burg Simpson

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding nationwide reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries, including big insurance companies, big banks, and big pharma. As a result, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, 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 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg. Mr. Burg is an inductee in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. He has also been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Law Week’s “Barrister’s Best” as “Best Civil Litigator”; and one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by the U.S. Legal 500. Mr. Burg has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine now has more than 75 lawyers and over 90 legal professionals. The firm is based in Colorado and has offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, California, and Wyoming.

Contact Burg Simpson at 888 895 2080


About David P. Hersh

Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer David P. Hersh is a civil trial lawyer, the co-practice group leader of the business and commercial litigation department of Burg Simpson, and General Counsel to the firm. He focuses his practice on complex commercial matters involving contract disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, ownership disputes, construction matters, “bet your company” litigation, and professional negligence. A skilled and experienced trial lawyer, Dave excels in the courtroom, expertly handling all aspects of litigation through his creative problem solving, persuasive communication, and outstanding analytical skills. He believes that the benchmark of his success comes from his passion for the law and steadfast mission to be the best advocate possible for his clients. 

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About David K. TeSelle

Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer David K. TeSelle is the co-leader of the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation team. Mr. TeSelle has successfully tried multiple cases to jury verdicts in state court, federal court, and private arbitration, and practices before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit. In 2019, he was lead counsel on one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in Arizona’s history and secured a judgment of $58.5 million. He also represents and provides guidance to state and federal whistleblowers under the False Claims Act (Qui Tam Actions) when they expose fraud against state and federal governments. Following the 2008 economic collapse, Mr. TeSelle battled some of the nation’s largest banks in litigation regarding “The Big Short” cases. Throughout his career, Mr. TeSelle has represented both plaintiffs and defendants and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.

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