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Durango 416 Fire – Colorado Litigation Lawyers

416 Fire Near Durango - Burg Simpson

The Durango “416 Fire” is the sixth-largest wildfire in the history of Colorado, burning over 54,000 acres of public and private land, forcing residents to evacuate their homes, and negatively impacting local businesses by closing them down or depriving them of revenue.  Following the 416 Fire, devastating flooding and mudslides have further impacted the Durango and Silverton communities.

The nationally recognized Colorado-based law firm of Burg Simpson, and the Durango law firm of Duthie Savastano Brungard, have joined together to assist community members harmed by the 416 Fire.  These two firms combine decades of experience litigating complex cases in Colorado courts and are intricately aware of the nuances of Colorado law.

Led by Thomas W. Henderson, Peter W. Burg, and David K. TeSelle of Burg Simpson, along with Bobby Duthie and Anthony Savastano of Duthie Savastano Brungard, our attorneys are dedicated to holding those responsible for the 416 Fire accountable.  Indeed, both Mr. Henderson and Mr. Burg have experience handling cases for forest fire victims in Colorado, recovering tens of millions of dollars in damages, while Duthie Savastano Brungard has served southwest Colorado’s legal needs for generations.  Together, our attorneys look forward to representing and providing a local voice to those people and businesses affected by the 416 Fire.

“There’s really no doubt in our minds that the train started the fire and needs to be held accountable,” said Thomas Henderson in an interview with KRQE.

View Bobby Duthie’s interview from September 11 on Channel 4 KOB

If your home, property, or business has been impacted by the 416 Fire or the resulting flooding and mudslides in the area, please contact either of our offices for additional information or to speak with an attorney:

BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE, P.C.
40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Telephone: (303) 792-5595

DUTHIE SAVASTANO & BRUNGARD, PLLC
1010 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301
Telephone: (970) 247-4545

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and Duthie Savastano Brungard, PLLC are holding a community meeting to discuss the details of the 416 fire, tentatively scheduled for September 17th and 18th beginning at 7:30 p.m at the Durange Arts Center (DAC).

For more information: Durango 416 Fire – Community Meeting

 December 18, 2018

David P. Hersh Recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2019

David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer for the 6th year in a row. This organization is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community… Read more »

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Communities are Made Great by Those Who Give

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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 »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

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 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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