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Why Choose Burg Simpson

Founded: 1977 by Michael S. Burg.

Attorneys: More than 60 trial lawyers who provide nationwide legal representation. We are based in Colorado, with offices in Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Florida.

Passion: To fight for peoples’ legal rights and hold negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their actions.

Mission: To be Good Lawyers. Changing Lives®. To change peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court and getting fair compensation for their injuries. To give back to our local communities.

When you find yourself in need of legal representation, finding the right lawyer can be a daunting task. How do you even begin to find the right needle in that haystack? Do you pick the big downtown law firm because bigger has to be better? Or do you go with the sole practitioner operating out of a suburban strip mall because you think you will get more personal service? Or do you work with a law firm that has spent decades fighting for the underdog?

That was Michael S. Burg’s plan when he founded Burg Simpson in 1977: to fight for the Everyman. Burg Simpson’s litigation attorneys have argued countless cases for more than 40 years, sometimes for hundreds of people, and occasionally representing hundreds of thousands of clients in class action suits. The cases that mean the most to Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine are the ones taken on behalf of the single client. As Michael says, the people who come to him genuinely need help. They have nowhere else to go.

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson is convinced no other firm has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping victims and their families.

“I am not like most lawyers,” Michael explains. “What differentiates me from the all-business types are my personal experience, my unwavering personal commitment to fight for the underdog at all costs.”

If you would like to work with us, please fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form above.

RESOURCES

Burg Simpson is a law firm with more than 60 trial lawyers operating out of six offices in Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Florida. With dozens of paralegals and experienced support staff, we are able to offer legal representation anywhere in the country.

REPUTATION

We are convinced that all any of us really have is our good name. We have worked long and hard to build a reputation as an honest, committed law firm. We are dedicated to fight for anyone’s legal rights and hold negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their harmful actions—or inactions. At the end of the day, we simply want to be “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives®.” We do what we do to change peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court and getting fair compensation for their injuries. It is also important for us to give back to our local communities and work closely with more than a dozen charitable organizations because doing right is better than doing well.

Among some of the honors we have been humbled to accept:

25 Best Lawyers® in America – US News and World Report
25 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars – Super Lawyers / Thomson Reuters
No. 1 Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action Plaintiffs in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation – The Legal 500
No. 1 National Products Liability Firm – Martindale Hubbell
Top 25 Most Influential Law Firms in America – National Trial Lawyers
National Top Tier Law Firm – US News and World Report Best Law Firms

Our attorneys have been named as national lead counsel and earned federal court appointments in several cases, such as: YAZ/Yasmin®, Pradaxa®, Ortho Evra®, Gadolinium-based contrast agents, Heparin, DePuy ASR®, Bextra/Celebrex, Zyprexa®, and testosterone replacement therapy.

CO-COUNSEL WITH BURG SIMPSON

At Burg Simpson, we have built our practice and a strong reputation on a culture that values collaboration and referral arrangements with other law firms. We know how difficult it can be to find partners you can depend on. That is why it is a top priority at Burg Simpson to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms.

To date, we have paid more than $50 million in co-counsel fees to other attorneys. More importantly, our co-counsel partners produce revenue from cases outside their traditional practice areas. We have added money and experience to their bottom line.

One area where we have been particularly successful has been mass tort litigation, a complicated area of law that can be cost prohibitive and beyond the reach of most firms. Co-counseling your next drug or medical device injury case with Burg Simpson will allow you to overcome those hurdles while you generate revenues from cases you may otherwise have turned away.

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

MICHAEL S. BURG

Since his admission to the bar in 1976, Michael Burg has argued more than 175 jury trials. In 2016, he earned induction in the national Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. He received both the DU Law Stars Outstanding Alumni and the Clarence Darrow awards in 2013. The National Trial Lawyers organization, which he presided over as president in 2010, named him among the Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys in the country. The Legal 500, an international network of guides to top lawyers, elevated him further, naming him one of America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers from 2012-2017.

Closer to home, Colorado Law Week named him Lawyer of the Decade in 2010. Michael is also the author of his 2017 novel, Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives.

HON. ALAN K. SIMPSON

Former U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyoming, is the “Simpson” in Burg Simpson. Alan served in the Senate from 1979 to 1997, where he rose to become the assistant Republican Leader. Alan also helped found the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association while serving with several public service groups, such as: the Continuity of Government Commission, Americans for Campaign Reform, the National Commission on Writing, and the Advisory Board of Common Good, a coalition dedicated to legal reform.

Alan, a former member of the American Battle Monuments Commission, also managed to work across the aisle. He served as co-chair for President Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. His bipartisan work ethic also led him to work on the Iraq Study Group, a 10-person bipartisan panel Congress assembled in 2006. Congress charged the committee with assessing the situation in Iraq and the U.S.-led Iraq War and to make policy recommendations.

In addition to being a frequent media commentator, Alan was featured in the Wyoming PBS documentary, “Alan K. Simpson – Nothing Else Matters.”

LOCATIONS AND PRACTICE AREAS

We work in nearly all areas of plaintiff law, fighting for clients who need representation in several areas of law. Here are our locations and practice areas:

COLORADO

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Terrorism Law
  • Workers’ Compensation

ARIZONA

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

OHIO

  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Product Liability
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Daycare Injuries
  • Employment Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam Actions
  • Wrongful Death/Catastrophic Injury

WYOMING

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense and DUI
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Workers’ Compensation

GOOD LAWYERS. CHANGING THE COMMUNITY

As trial lawyers, we recognize that our role outside the courtroom—and in the community—is even more important than our role inside the courtroom.  We subscribe to a robust culture of community service and a fervent drive to make a difference is part of the fabric of our firm and instilled in all of our employees.

Burg Simpson believes we have more to offer our community than an occasional check. In addition to contributing financially to good causes, our lawyers and staff use their professional skills to support a variety of charities, nonprofits, and civic institutions through pro bono work, board service, and volunteer efforts. Some of the organizations we work with regularly include:

Burg Simpson College Scholarship Program
Jeremy Bitner Memorial Fund and 5K/10K Race
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Craig Hospital
Kaps For Kendall
LMSDR (Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation)
Make-A-Wish Colorado
The Ali Meyer Foundation
Operation TBI Freedom
The Wild Plum Center
Other Supported Organizations
Pro Bono

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

It is nearly impossible to answer all of your questions here. So we have compiled a FAQs page to address as many of them as we can. Whether you have been injured in an accident or wronged in an unfair business deal, all of our lawyers are here to help. Contact us right now by filling out a case evaluation form at the top of this page to discuss working with us!

 July 12, 2019

Drivers and Cyclists: Learning to Share the Road

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 July 11, 2019

Division of Insurance orders Anthem to Refund Nearly $1.3M to Colorado Consumers

Division of Insurance orders Anthem to Refund Nearly $1.3M to Colorado Consumers. Company overcharged consumers for Medicare Supplement policies; Coloradans may be eligible for refunds and reinstatement of policies. Thomas W. Henderson, a shareholder with Burg Simpson, commented on the recent order mandated by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Insurance: “In an… Read more »

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 June 27, 2019

The National Trial Lawyers Names Janet G. Abaray to the “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers” in Ohio

The National Trial Lawyers Names Janet G. Abaray to the “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers” in Ohio BURG SIMPSON CONGRATULATES JANET ABARAY! The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Janet G. Abarayof Burg Simpson in Cincinnati has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Ohio, an… Read more »

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 June 25, 2019

Burg Simpson Associate Kenneth M. Daly Named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40!

Burg Simpson Associate Kenneth M. Daly Named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40! Burg Simpson congratulates Kenneth Daly for being selected by The National Trial Lawyers for their Top 40 under 40. Each of the distinguished members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America. National… Read more »

Cincy Lifestyles in Cincinnati Interviews Janet Abaray

 July 9, 2019

Cincy Lifestyles in Cincinnati Interviews Janet Abaray

Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray, is interviewed by Cincy Lifestyles on the Cincinnati, Ohio local ABC affiliate, WCPO. Janet talks to Mona Morrow about the history of Burg Simpson Ohio, and how our Cincinnati trial lawyers have been helping protect the rights of Ohio & North Kentucky clients for decades.

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.

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