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Awards & Accolades

Resources, Reputation, and Results Matter

At Burg Simpson, we take pride in our ability to help people. Our number one priority is to always protect the welfare and best interests of our clients.

When selecting a trial attorney, it is important to select an attorney with the requisite experience and resources to handle every aspect of your case, and, when you hire Burg Simpson, that is exactly what you get. We are one of the nation’s most recognized firms, having received numerous awards for the quality of our legal work from satisfied clients, our peers within the legal industry, and our local community.

The Legal 500

Burg Simpson Top Tier 2012 - 2017

In the 2017 edition of The Legal 500, Burg Simpson is ranked as a top-tier law firm and national leader in dispute resolution for product liability, mass tort, and class action plaintiffs in the pharmaceutical and medical device litigation areas. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Burg Simpson has received this prestigious honor.

Additionally, The Legal 500 names founding shareholder Michael S. Burg as one of America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers and a foremost dispute resolution attorney. In addition, Burg Simpson shareholders Seth A. Katz and Meghan C. Quinlivan are named as top dispute resolution attorneys for product liability, mass tort, and class action plaintiffs in the pharmaceutical and medical device litigation areas.

America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms

America's Most Influential Trial Lawyers

According to the National Trial Lawyers, an organization comprising thousands of leading plaintiff trial attorneys, Burg Simpson is one of America’s Most Influential Law Firms.

U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms®

Burg Simpson has been named among the Best Law Firms in America® according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report.

National Tier 1

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Metropolitan Tier 1

Colorado

Litigation – Construction
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Cincinnati

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Metropolitan Tier 2

Colorado

Construction Law
Insurance Law

Metropolitan Tier 3

Colorado

Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Litigation – Real Estate
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

2019 Best Lawyers in America®

Twenty-five Burg Simpson attorneys across three states have been named to the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, one attorney from the firm, Ronald M. Sandgrund, was named Best Lawyers  “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Construction. The Best Lawyers  “Lawyer of the Year” honor is bestowed on a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area making this accolade particularly significant. Honorees are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

The Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America® list include:

Colorado
Michael S. Burg
Peter W. Burg
Scott J. Eldredge
David P. Hersh
Kerry N. Jardine
Nelson P. Boyle
John M. Connell
Nick D. Fogel
Steven G. Greenlee
James G. Heckbert
Thomas W. Henderson
Holly B. Kammerer
Seth A. Katz
Brian K. Matise
Angela E. McGraw
Craig S. Nuss
Mari K. Perczak
Meghan C. Quinlivan
Ronald M. Sandgrund
Curt T. Sullan
Scott F. Sullan
David K. TeSelle

Wyoming
Larry B. Jones
Colin M. Simpson

Ohio
Janet G. Abaray

Super Lawyers 2017

Burg Simpson - Super Lawyers

Twenty-five Burg Simpson attorneys are named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. Published by Thomson-Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It is worth noting no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Colorado are named to the annually published list. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

The Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list include:
Michael S. Burg
Peter W. Burg
Scott J. Eldredge
David P. Hersh
Kerry N. Jardine
Janet G. Abaray
James G. Heckbert
Thomas W. Henderson
Holly B. Kammerer
Seth A. Katz
Brian K. Matise
Craig S. Nuss
Mari K. Perczak
Ronald M. Sandgrund
Colin M. Simpson
Diane Vaksdal Smith
Curt T. Sullan
Scott F. Sullan
David K. TeSelle

Burg Simpson attorneys named as Rising Stars include:

Nelson P. Boyle
Stephen J. Burg
Nikolas D. Fogel
David C. Harman
Michael C. Menghini

Barrister’s Best 2018

Barrister's Best 2018 Award

The attorneys and professional staff at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine congratulate Michael S. Burg and David P. Hersh for receiving Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best Awards for 2019!

  • Michael Burg, the firm’s founder, was selected as Barrister’s Best by People’s Choice for Best Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyer, Plaintiffs.
  • David P. Hersh, a shareholder at the firm, was selected as Barrister’s Best for Best Corporate Law Lawyer

Congratulations to Mike and Dave!

Barrister's Best Award 2018
Washington Capitol Building

 December 12, 2018

Letter Urging Senate to Defend Democracy Co-Signed by Former Senator Al Simpson

A week after giving his moving eulogy at late President George H.W. Bush’s wake, former Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson joined with forty-three other former Senators across party lines in publishing a letter to the Washington Post. This co-signed letter urges the current Senate to embrace a bipartisan defense of democracy and constitutional values as… Read more »

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) gives eulogy for late President George W.W. Bush

 December 5, 2018

Former Senator Al Simpson Eulogizes President George H.W. Bush

This morning, former Senator Alan K. Simpson (R-WY) celebrated the life of former President George H.W. Bush, his long-time friend and colleague. Speaking of the man’s warmth and integrity, Sen. Simpson delivered a moving speech on President Bush’s legacy of integrity, loyalty and sacrifice. When speaking to the press, Alan Simpson spoke on the difficulties… Read more »

Honorable Alan K. Simpson hero image

 December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to Remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s Funeral

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., to remember George H.W. Bush at Wednesday’s funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The former senator, a colleague and longtime friend of George and Barbara Bush, will be one of four speakers to deliver the eulogy at the late president’s funeral this week. Simpson and Bush established their… Read more »

Spinal Cord Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix AZ - Arizona Burg Simpson

 November 30, 2018

MEDICAL DEVICE RECALLED DUE TO CONTAMINATION RISK

  Medical Device Recalled Due to Contamination Risk. Zimmer Biomet, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has recalled several spinal fusion and implantable bone growth stimulators due to a lack of adequate assurance that these devices were clean and free of bacteria and chemical residue. The specific medical devices subject to this recall include: Osteogen Implantable Bone Growth… Read more »

 October 12, 2018

Sprayology Recalls Oral Sprays Due to Microbial Contamination

On October 9, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Sprayology is recalling 22 different homeopathic oral sprays due to potential microbial contamination. Sprayology markets these products as relieving an assortment of ailments, from jet lag to acne to sleeping problems. A list of the affected sprays can be found here. FDA Recall Notice… Read more »

Total Knee System Recall - Ohio Burg Simpson

 September 12, 2018

Failure Reports Associated with ATTUNE Total Knee Systems Continue to Mount

DePuy’s ATTUNE Total Knee System is reportedly failing at unusually high rates, requiring patients to undergo painful and complicated revision surgeries. According to a 2017 article published in the Journal of Knee Surgery, a review of three hospital databases found unexpectedly high reports of implant failures in patients that had received the ATTUNE Total Knee… Read more »

Space Heater Recall– Product Liability Lawyer - Ohio Burg Simpson

 August 27, 2018

Space Heaters from Vornado Air Recalled in Response to Overheating Concerns

On August 22, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of the VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters manufactured by Vornado Air in response to 19 reports of the heaters catching on fire. The heaters can overheat while in use, causing significant fire and burn hazards. One such instance led to a fire… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

 March 12, 2014

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

If you suffer a side effect from your medication, if you’re taking a generic drug, you can’t file a lawsuit for personal injury. Only the name brand drug company has to monitor safety and update warnings. The generic drug companies only have to be the same as the name brand drug company, and therefore they… Read more »

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

 December 13, 2013

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

Janet Abaray, Burg Simpson Ohio Managing Shareholder, shares how a degree in English Literature has helped her further her success as a trial lawyer. Ms. Abaray is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with a Major in English & Comparative Literature.

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

 April 11, 2013

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

Anti-seizure medicines have been known to increase the risk of birth defects. Attorney Janet Abaray explains what’s different about Depakote/Depakene. If your child was affected, you may be eligible for compensation. For more information, contact Burg Simpson at 1-800-713-9340.

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