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Construction Defect Team Secures a $19.48 Million Dollar Award

Construction Defect Team Secures a $19.48 Million Dollar Award

November 16, 2020 | 3 min read

Following a lengthy arbitration, Burg Simpson shareholder Mari Perczak, and her team of construction defect trial lawyers, secured a $19.48 million award for a 17-building, 82-unit residential common-interest, townhome community in Aurora, Colorado. The case was filed against Century Communities, Inc., a publicly-traded home building company operating in multiple states, and related corporate entities that acted as the developer, builder and general contractor for the Project.

Burg Simpson’s construction defect trial team included shareholder Mike Menghini and trial lawyer Ryan Pardue with contributions from shareholder Diana Sada and trial attorney Joe Smith. The association alleged that common elements and individual units suffered from numerous construction defects and deficiencies. Multiple engineers and cost estimating experts testified during the over 17-day arbitration about, in part, structural, geotechnical, and civil engineering-related issues. In a reasoned award, the arbitrator found each of the Century entities liable for the association’s claims for breaching the duty to construct the project with reasonable care.

A hearing on costs and attorneys’ fees is scheduled for December and could result in an increased final award.

The Construction Defect department at Burg Simpson has represented thousands of condominium and townhome associations across the country seeking damages for residential construction defects for over 25 years. Best Law Firms® and U.S. News & World Report has recognized Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department “Metropolitan Tier One,” the highest available ranking, for 2021. Additionally, Mari Perczak, the Construction Defect department co-practice group leader, has been selected as a Best Lawyer®, a Colorado Super Lawyer®, a Top Lawyer by 5280 Magazine, one of Barrister’s Best by Law Week Colorado. Ms. Perczak has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® “Women in the Law”, “Top 50 Women” by Colorado Super Lawyers, and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubble.

About Burg Simpson

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 catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding 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 70 lawyers and over 90 legal professionals. The firm is based in Colorado and has offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wyoming.

Contact Burg Simpson at (888) 895-2080.