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Burg Simpson Names 3 New Shareholders for 2020

By Heidi Culbertson

January 3, 2020  

Burg Simpson Welcomes 3 New Shareholders for 2020

The law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine is pleased to announce that Paul D. Friedman, Angela E McGraw, and Jacob M. Burg have been promoted to shareholders as of January 1, 2020. Their new role as shareholders strengthens the firm’s core business practice areas and adds further depth to the firm’s offering. “These outstanding attorneys have earned their position as shareholders through their commitment to their work product and to our clients,” said Michael S. Burg, the firm’s founder.

PAUL D. FRIEDMAN:

Paul Friedman manages the firm’s Arizona office and focuses on areas of the law that include significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics, and professional malpractice. Mr. Friedman is a nationally recognized expert and speaker in the area of bioethics and legal ethics. Paul is a Board Certified Pre-Trial and Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy/National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and is Board Certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Paul has been consistently recognized by Superlawyers and Best Lawyers in America and is an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

ANGELA E. McGraw
Angela McGraw is a medical malpractice attorney in the firm’s Denver office. Her distinguished credentials include being ranked by her peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® and also being named as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Denver in 2020. Angela has also been a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2015, an invitation-only membership for trial lawyers that is extended based on personal character and honorable reputation, in addition to extensive trial experience and success. She has been honored by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star©, The National Trial Lawyers® as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney and Top 100 attorney in the state of Colorado.

JACOB M. BURG

Jake Burg’s practice in Colorado is focused on personal injury litigation. Mr. Burg received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2011 and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2014.  In addition to his practice, Mr. Burg is currently a member of the Craig Hospital PUSH event planning committee. 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. He also 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.

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