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Co-Counsel With Burg Simpson

One of the secrets to our success at Burg Simpson has been our collaboration and referral arrangements with other law firms across the country. It has always been a top priority at Burg Simpson to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms in all 50 states.

There are any number of reasons to co-counsel with another law firm. It could be that the other firm is able to practice in a state that you are not. It could also be that your firm is more experienced in a particular area of law than your potential partner. These arrangements can benefit both firms and, more importantly, better serve the client.

It does not matter which state you are in. We have offices in several states, and we are able to work with attorneys anywhere in the country.

DO’S AND DON’TS OF CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS

Whether you decide to co-counsel with Burg Simpson or someone else, there are some things you should do before signing any collaboration agreements:

  1. Do your homework. Find out as much as possible about your potential new partner. Look at their track record, interview the partners, and even consider a background check. When you enter into a co-counsel agreement, you are not only sharing resources and potential revenue, but you are sharing your reputation. It is also prudent to confirm that your potential co-counsel is adequately insured.
  2. Get the agreement in writing. It might seem obvious, but get everything in writing. This usually takes the form of an official co-counsel contract. This document should include details such as: how the workload will be divided, a mechanism for resolving disputes, how revenue will be shared, who will handling billing and expenses, etc. Working through this formal agreement should reveal how the relationship will function moving forward. Finally, include a provision for who would retain the client if the co-counsel relationship is terminated.
  3. Don’t forget to agree on a timeline. It is imperative you establish a clear roadmap of various deadlines and how the responsibility for those deadlines will be apportioned. A missed deadline will reflect poorly on both parties in addition to potentially jeopardizing the client’s case.

CO-COUNSEL AGREEMENTS CAN HELP YOUR BOTTOM LINE

To date, we have paid more than $50 million in co-counsel fees to other attorneys. We have helped them generate revenue from cases outside their historical practice areas. We have added money to their bottom lines. We can do the same for you. This is what we bring to any potential co-counsel agreement:

  • A record of more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements
  • Ranked by Martindale-Hubbell as  Number One  Product Liability Law Firm in the country
  • A team of more than 60 experienced attorneys
  • Multiple federal court appointments
  • Nationwide representation

NATIONAL LEADERS IN PHARMACEUTICAL MASS TORTS

Mass tort litigation is a complex area of law and can be a cost prohibitive venture for many firms. Burg Simpson’s mass tort team of attorneys have represented thousands of plaintiffs who have suffered serious injury from defective products or endured side effects from prescription medicines. Our team of Colorado mass tort lawyers and paralegals can pursue these types of high-profile cases, which usually involve large corporations. Co-counseling your next drug or medical device injury case with Burg Simpson will allow you to overcome some of those hurdles and generate revenue from the cases you might otherwise have to turn away.

We are convinced that our knowledge, expertise, and vast internal resources are able to provide our clients and business partners an advantage that is unmatched.

Co-Counsel Opportunities Exist For:

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Death
  • Mass Torts and Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Explosions and Fires
  • Colorado Workers’ Compensation
  • Commercial Disputes

COLORADO

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Colorado, please email Michael S. Burg or call 1-888-895-2080.

ARIZONA

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Arizona, please email Michael S. Burg or call 1-800-399-2171.

OHIO

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Ohio, please email Janet G. Abaray or call 1-800-713-9340.

WYOMING

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Wyoming, please email Colin M. Simpson or call 1-800-330-2195.

 February 18, 2019

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer Ronald M. Sandgrund, Of Counsel at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the February edition of the Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and… Read more »

 February 13, 2019

Biker Swallowed By Sinkhole

Burg Simpson Attorneys Win Second Appeal to Protect $7.3 Million Verdict On September 3, 2008, Mr. James Nelson suffered severe and life-changing injuries, including a permanent brain injury, when his bicycle was swallowed by a large sinkhole on a bike path located on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. … Read more »

Firefighters

 February 8, 2019

Burg Simpson Seeks to Protect West Metro Firefighters From Getting Burned

Brian Matise and Nelson Boyle at Burg Simpson are representing the engineers, fire investigators, and firefighters from the West Metro Fire District as part of a class action lawsuit. The complaint claims the department mishandled roughly $1.8 million in a retiree health account. Attorney Brian Matise said, “The brave men and women of the West… Read more »

Workers' Compensation

 February 7, 2019

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson Shareholder, Quoted in an Article Published by U.S. News

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson shareholder and the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation team, was quoted in a recent article published by U.S. News. Mr. Fogel discussed how employees risk medical uncertainty and serious financial consequences when their employer does not possess the required workers’ compensation insurance. To view the article in… Read more »

Vaccine

 January 30, 2019

HELP THAT WON’T COST YOU A DIME FOR VACCINE INJURIES

HELP THAT WON’T COST YOU A DIME FOR VACCINE INJURIES Undoubtedly, vaccines have been hugely beneficial to our society. They prevent most people from getting serious, and potentially deadly, illnesses such as measles, mumps, hepatitis A, and diphtheria, just to name a few. Most people who get vaccinated do not suffer serious side effects from… 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 Sprayology… 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 »

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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