The Colorado Lawyer Publishes David P. Hersh’s Recent Article on Attorney Well-Being
Burg Simpson shareholder David P Hersh was appointed by Associate Justice Monica Marquez to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court Task Force on Lawyer Well-being in 2018. Among other significant findings, the Task Force, which is chaired by Justice Marquez, found that too many lawyers and law students experience chronic stress and high rates of depression and substance use. The Colorado Task Force is made up of lawyers from private practice, university personnel, judges, and members of area bar associations. Dave Hersh is the chair of the Arapahoe County Bar Association Committee on Lawyer Well-being that was created at his suggestion.
Both of these committees were established to assist lawyers who have problems related to substance abuse and addiction, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and work/life balance issues. Committee members assist lawyers with finding resources available to them (such as COLAP – the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program) and further the public dialogue about these issues in order to “destigmatize” them. It is the goal of these committees to bring awareness to the entire legal community about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially now in the wake of the pandemic.
Dave offers his time (as well as his experience, strength, and hope) on these committees because he knows just how difficult it can be to practice law and deal with well-being issues. He is well-known for his commitment to staying healthy and fit, an essential component for many lawyers seeking well-being. Dave is famous (some would say notorious) among his colleagues for his century bicycle rides to support various charitable organizations. Among other charity rides, Dave has led Burg Simpson’s Pedal for Possible team on its annual ride that benefits Craig Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Colorado Lawyer just published Dave’s recent article about the importance of attorney wellbeing in the April 2021 issue!
Please see the attached article.
About David P. Hersh
Dave Hersh is a civil trial lawyer with the skill, passion, and experience to win your case. When your business or health is on the line, Dave is the advocate you want in your corner, fighting for you. For more than 35 years Dave has focused his practice on civil trial work. Dave thrives on handling complex civil cases, presenting them simply, effectively, and persuasively to a jury. He has tried well over 145 civil jury trials to verdict and has “tried” scores of civil arbitrations and bench trials to their conclusion, with an outstanding “win” record in all venues. Dave has dedicated his life to advocating for others in their time of need.
Dave is the practice group leader of the business and commercial litigation department of Burg Simpson. He focuses his practice on complex commercial matters involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, ownership disputes, construction matters, “bet your company” litigation, COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims, and professional negligence. Admitted to practice before the United States, Colorado, and Wyoming Supreme Courts, as well as numerous Federal Courts, Dave has tried civil jury trials to verdict throughout the United States. In addition, he has served as lead counsel in a substantial number of complex commercial litigation cases as well as a number of catastrophic personal injury cases, including cases involving claims for brain injury, paraplegia/quadriplegia, severe burns, and disfigurement, and limb loss. Dave has handled a number of “toxic torts”, including being appointed class counsel for more than 65,000 residents of Colorado Springs to redress contaminated groundwater.
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.