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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 2018 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
Valerie M. Sullan
David K. TeSelle

Wyoming
Larry B. Jones
Colin M. Simpson

Ohio
Janet G. Abaray

Arizona

Paul Friedman

Super Lawyers 2019

Burg Simpson - Super Lawyers

Twenty- six Burg Simpson attorneys are named to the 2019 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 2019 Super Lawyers list include:

Colorado
Michael S. Burg
Peter W. Burg
Scott J. Eldredge
David P. Hersh
Kerry N. Jardine
Steven G. Greenlee
James G. Heckbert
Thomas W. Henderson
Holly B. Kammerer
Seth A. Katz
Brian K. Matise
Craig S. Nuss
Mari K. Perczak
Ronald M. Sandgrund
Curt T. Sullan
Valerie M. Sullan

Wyoming
Colin M. Simpson

Ohio
Janet G. Abaray

Arizona

Paul Friedman

Super Lawyer-Our 7 Rising Stars include:

  1. Nelson P. Boyle
  2. Stephen J. Burg
  3. Jessica Derakhshanian
  4. Nikolas D. Fogel
  5. David C. Harman
  6. Charles Mendez
  7. 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

 June 12, 2019

Burg Simpson to Sponsor the 7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run!

Burg Simpson is proud to sponsor the 7th annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run. The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner after he lost his life in the line of duty in 2012. Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel, the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation department, helped to develop the… Read more »

Ohio Attorney Kenneth Daly hero image

 May 23, 2019

Kenneth M. Daly Now Licensed to Practice in the State of Kentucky

Kenneth M. Daly Now Licensed to Practice in the State of Kentucky Kentucky Just Got Lucky! Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that Kenneth Daly, an attorney in the firm with an established practice in Ohio, recently passed the Kentucky bar. Kenneth is excited about the opportunity to expand his practice to include the citizens of… Read more »

Ohio Attorney Melanie S. Bailey hero image

 May 22, 2019

Melanie S. Bailey Published in Cincinnati Bar Association Report

Melanie S. Bailey Published in Cincinnati Bar Association Report Melaine S. Bailey authored an article published in the CBA Report regarding the ability of consumers to hold drug manufacturers liable for failure to warn of adverse reactions to prescription medications. In the article, Brand Name Drug or Generic Drug: Generic may foil your client’s failure to warn… Read more »

Swearing In Ceremony

 May 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Ms. Jessica Powell, Esq.

Burg Simpson Congratulates Ms. Jessica Powell, Esq. Congratulations to Jessica Powell on her admission to the practice of law in the State of Ohio! Ms. Jessica Powell, an associate at Burg Simpson in Cincinnati, OH, was sworn in at the Admissions Ceremony on May 13, 2019. Pictured is Ms. Jessica Powell at the Admissions Ceremony. Jessica… 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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