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Arizona Office E-News: October 2020

Arizona Office E-News: October 2020

By Burg Simpson
October 1, 2020
6 min read
Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, and Personal Injury,
BURG SIMPSON IS OPEN AND REMAINS FULLY OPERATIONAL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
OCTOBER 2020 E-NEWS
GOOD LAWYERS
Burg Simpson -The Arizona Team
Shareholder Paul D. Friedman manages Burg Simpson’s Phoenix office. Mr. Friedman practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics, and professional malpractice. He 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 areas of Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Mr. Friedman is also an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Burg Simpson’s Arizona-Licensed Trial Lawyers Include:
Burg Simpson is Pleased to Congratulate Our
Best Lawyers in America® for 2021
Forty-seven Burg Simpson attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. (33 “Best Lawyers” and 14 “Ones to Watch.”) Additionally, 3 attorneys at the firm were also named as “Lawyers of the Year.” See the list of Burg Simpson attorneys selected to Best Lawyers in America ® here.
About Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.
Burg Simpson Attorneys Secure $58.5 Million Verdict
Burg Simpson shareholders, Michael Burg, David TeSelle, Holly Kammerer, and Paul Friedman, recently secured one of the largest verdicts in Arizona history in what the press has called “The Body Parts Case”. Arizona Attorney magazine declared it the “Top Jury Verdict of 2019.”
“The jury sent a loud and clear message to body brokers across the nation that failing to treat donated bodies with dignity and respect, and selling off body parts for profit without full informed consent from the donors will not be tolerated in our society,” said co-lead trial lawyer David K. TeSelle, who along with the Burg Simpson team, tried the four-week-long case in Phoenix, Arizona.
Read more about the “Body Parts Case” here.
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CHANGING LIVES
Burg Simpson Welcomes Trial Lawyers J. Tyrrell “Ty” Taber & Taylor C. Young
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Senior Counsel
J. Tyrrell “Ty” Taber focuses his legal practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, medical and professional malpractice, and general civil litigation. Mr. Taber is a sustaining member, past President, and on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Association for Justice. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates. A Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Mr. Taber is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer® and a Best Lawyer in America®.
Senior Counsel
Taylor C. Young has over 20 years’ experience helping trial lawyers and their clients gain a second chance when a crucial error has been made at trial. He has also preserved numerous significant judgments in appellate proceedings. His background includes arguing novel and complex legal issues before appellate courts. Mr. Young is frequently called upon by trial lawyers to help develop legal strategy in advance of trial, provide appellate monitoring during trial, and handle post-judgment proceedings. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Young is also recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer®.
Trial Lawyer Ronda Kelso: Changing Lives as a Lawyer and a Nurse!
Burg Simpson trial lawyer Ronda Kelso, who also maintains an active nurse’s license, recently spent time in Kenya as a medical volunteer.
Ronda accepted an invitation from a former colleague at Children’s Hospital in Phoenix to join a mission with Covenant Medicine Outreach (CMO) and volunteer in a makeshift rural clinic just a few hours north of Nairobi.
While working with CMO, Ronda and her team treated over 900 patients, bringing medical care, support, and compassion. Of her time in East Africa, Ronda said, “It was a privilege to have experienced such a journey and an honor to have touched the lives of so many.”
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ronda Kelso worked as a certified pediatric nurse. She entered the legal field after working as a nurse consultant to hospitals, physicians, and individual clients and families regarding medical malpractice claims.
Ms. Kelso’s experience has proven invaluable while working closely with Burg Simpson clients who have experienced injuries as a result of medical negligence.
Burg Simpson Remains Fully Operational During the Pandemic
We hope that you and your family are safe and doing well during this difficult time. While our offices are now open, some of our attorneys and professional staff are still working remotely to assist in the social distancing practices necessary to fight the pandemic. Although not everyone is in the office at this time, please know that Burg Simpson remains fully operational and we are committed to working on our clients’ cases and to assisting others who need and are seeking legal representation.
We are available to discuss your legal matters and concerns by email, telephone, or video conferencing and are committed to providing our clients with the best representation possible. Stay well, and stay safe.
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