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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 is 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 handle 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.

FLORIDA

For more information about co-counsel arrangements in Florida, please email Joseph F. Smith III or call 1-941-777-6776.

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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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