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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

University of Cincinnati Honors Janet G. Abaray

 September 11, 2018

University of Cincinnati Honors Janet G. Abaray

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences has chosen Burg Simpson Ohio shareholder Janet G. Abaray as part of a trio of alumni who’ll be honored at a reception and dinner Oct. 4. The association named Abaray as its 2018 Distinguished Alumna. This annual event recognizes A&S alumni for their achievements in their… Read more »

Colorado Law Firms Join Forces to Seek Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

 September 10, 2018

Colorado Law Firms Join Forces to Seek Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

September 10, 2018 (Durango, CO)—The long-time Durango law firm of DUTHIE SAVASTANO BRUNGARD has teamed up with the nationally recognized Colorado-based trial firm of BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE to bring justice to the victims of the Durango 416 Fire and to hold the owners, operators and management of the Durango & Silverton Narrow… Read more »

Burg Simpson Supports the National Latino Peace Officers Association

 September 5, 2018

Burg Simpson Supports the National Latino Peace Officers Association

September 4, 2018 (Denver, CO)- Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., and Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel, are proud to support the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) at their 45th annual Training Institute and Convention. The event will take place at the Omni Interlocken Hotel from September 5th through September 8th. Hosted by… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Wants the State to Do More to End Body Brokers

 September 4, 2018

Michael S. Burg Wants the State to Do More to End Body Brokers

After the feds raid shut down a Montrose, Colorado, funeral home in February, it didn’t take lawmakers long to crack down on the state’s body broker trade. Legislators quickly drafted and passed the Human Remains Disposition Sale Businesses Act, which went into effect earlier this summer. The law prevents anyone from owning both a funeral… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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