Colorado Construction Defects Attorneys – Burg Simpson

Construction Defects Overview – Burg Simpson

Colorado lawmakers have been trying to “reform” construction defects law for years. Unfortunately, that reform amounts to weaker rights for homeowners and homeowner associations. Burg Simpson’s Colorado construction defect lawyers have been fighting for the rights of individual homeowners and homeowner associations for more than 20 years. And we’re not stopping now.

In fact, we’ve been recognized as national leaders in this practice area. We’re one of the most successful construction defect law firms in Colorado and the country. Our Denver construction defect attorneys are experienced in a range of construction defects, including parcel problems like soil and slope instability, design flaws, roadway and infrastructure problems, poor workmanship, building material failures, and insurance coverage disputes.

Each construction defects lawyer at Burg Simpson is well-versed in the difficulties presented by Colorado’s challenging geological landscape and environmental conditions. Our trial lawyers have earned national honors for writing the book on Colorado construction defect claims, as well as numerous other media articles that address Colorado homeowner rights.

In 2010, Burg Simpson attorneys worked with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the Colorado General Assembly to help write and work for the passage of House Bill 10-1394. The bill became law and helped clarify a murky court decision while reaffirming a homeowner’s right to pursue damage claims against the insurance companies of builders and developers.

Burg Simpson’s Denver construction defect lawyers regularly represent homeowners, homeowner associations, contractors, subcontractors, designers and developers in litigation and arbitration arising from problems that arise before, during and after the construction process.


As any homeowner knows, there’s a lot more to building (or buying) a home than talking to a builder or a Realtor. Several parties play a role in building a house. Some you may able to hold responsible include:

  • The builder
  • The general contractor (or the custom home builder)
  • Subcontractors
  • The design professionals
  • The developers


There’s more to a construction defects suit than just claiming that you have a bad roof. Homeowners and homeowner associations have more than one avenue for pursuing relief, such as filing claims for:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of express warranty
  • Breach of implied warranties
  • Negligence
  • Misrepresentation

If you’re in the middle of a construction defect dispute, or think you should be, don’t go at it alone! We offer a confidential consultation with one of our experienced Colorado construction defect lawyers. Call us today at 303-792-5595 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form to let us help you get you the answers you need to move forward with your case before it’s too late.

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Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

 October 17, 2017

Burg Simpson Sues Feds over Floodwater Release

Late one night in September 2013, after days of constant rainfall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation opened the floodgates of Olympus Dam in Larimer County, Colorado. More than 5,000 cubic feet of water per second rushed down the Big Thompson River, destroying several homes along the way. Overall, the flooding that year killed 10 people… Read more »

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

 October 12, 2017

Michael S. Burg’s Hall of Fame Portrait Unveiled

Temple University unveiled Burg Simpson founder Michael S. Burg’s portrait in its Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Michael attended the ceremony, where he expressed his concern for the future of the profession. “The framers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence understood the importance of the jury trial and how important… Read more »

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

 September 28, 2017

Alan K. Simpson Supports Return to Civil Discourse

Over the last several years, the tone of American politics has become increasingly unpleasant, to put it mildly. It’s something Burg Simpson co-founder Alan K. Simpson wants to see change. One thing Simpson would like to see is lawmakers spending more time listening to their constituents. It’s something he made a priority during his own… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

 September 27, 2017

Michael S. Burg Discusses Equifax CEO’s Sudden Retirement

Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg spoke with Reuters this week about the abrupt retirement of Equifax CEO Richard Smith following the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. “They didn’t do anything to protect the consumers and their information,” Burg told the news service, “Then they attempted to keep people from being able to… Read more »

Flak Jacket Floor Joist - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

 August 30, 2017

Defective Weyerhaueser Floor Joists Threaten New Homeowners

It might seem hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage. But that’s exactly what happened when Weyerhaeuser Co., a Seattle-based wood and cellulose fiber manufacturer, changed the formula of its “TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection.” In late 2016 the company, which is also one of the world’s largest owners… Read more »

Arbitration over Litigation - Construction Defects Lawyer - Burg Simpson

 July 24, 2017

Colorado Supreme Court Backs Arbitration over Litigation

When the housing market heats up, it’s buyers of new homes who can really get burned – at least when it comes to the quality of their homes. As builders scramble to keep up with Colorado’s hot housing demand, builders’ efforts to save either money or time can lead defective construction. At a time when… Read more »

Construction Defects Reform - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 June 30, 2017

Manufacturer Pulls Grenfell Tower Building Material

In the early hours of June 14, a faulty Hotpoint refrigerator-freezer sparked a small fire in an apartment on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower in west London. Within an hour, flames engulfed the 24-story building. Despite the efforts of more than 200 firefighters and 20 ambulance crews, 79 people were confirmed or presumed dead… Read more »

Construction Defects Reform - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 May 12, 2017

Colorado Lawmakers Wrestle with Construction Defects

Colorado’s had one of the hottest home building markets in the country for several years now. But that rosy picture’s been marred by a single stain: condominiums. Ten years ago, condos made up about 20 percent of all new builds in Colorado. Today, they make up only about 3 percent of new residential construction. Where… 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.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

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