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Michael S. Burg Named 2013 Denver “Lawyer of the Year” For Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America

By Burg Simpson

October 1, 2012  

Denver, Colorado, October 1, 2012 – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that founding shareholder Michael S. Burg has been named “Lawyer of the Year” For Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America. (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on votes received during Best Lawyer’s exhaustive peer review assessments, conducted with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving the designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Burg Simpson managing shareholder, Kerry N. Jardine said, “I am privileged to be able to practice law with Michael Burg. Michael Burg is one of finest trial lawyers in America. This is a fitting tribute to a man who has devoted his entire career to protecting the rights of seriously injured individuals.”

The accolade is the latest in a number of honors to be awarded to Michael Burg. Recently, the Legal 500 named Michael among the 45 leading trial lawyers in America and a “Leading Lawyer” when it comes to representing people injured by dangerous and defective pharmaceutical products.

In recent years, federal judges have seen fit to appoint Michael to leadership positions in a variety of high-profile mass tort and multi district litigations. Michael is currently the Co-Lead Counsel the Yaz/Yasmin Multi-District Litigation, representing more than of 10,000 women from across the United States, who allege that they were seriously injured after taking the oral contraceptive. Mr Burg has also served in leadership drugs such as Ortho Evra, Vioxx, and Zyprexa.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

With offices in Denver, Cincinnati, Cody, Phoenix, and Steamboat Springs, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is a firm of award-winning national trial lawyers, practicing in the areas of personal injury, class action, medical malpractice, dangerous drug litigation,defective products, insurance bad faith, employment law, social security disability, workers’ compensation, and commercial litigation.


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