In the face of corporate bullies, one lawyer’s passion and persistence paid off.
Trial lawyer Michael S. Burg is Burg Simpson’s founding shareholder. Get a free signed copy of his autobiography, Trial By Fire. Learn about the empathy, grit, and unshakeable sense of fair play that led Burg Simpson to become one of the fiercest and most formidable trial firms in the country by taking on giants of industry.
“In Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, read about Michael Burg’s unwavering personal constitution to stand up for the weary, the weak, and the downtrodden at all costs. Follow the justice as he takes on a negligent gas company and wins not only financial settlement for victims, but also makes dramatic changes to a city’s pipelines to save thousands of lives. Cheer him on as he leads hundreds of individuals against companies shilling drugs such as Fen-Phen, Yaz, Zyprexa, and Pradaxa. Empathize with him as he fights an eight-year battle against UBS Warburg for knowingly selling risky mortgages to investors before collecting compensation.”
About the Author
Michael Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, legal expert, and founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. Since being admitted to the practice of law in 1976, Mike Burg has enjoyed a highly successful career that clearly places him at the pinnacle of the legal profession. He is an outstanding trial attorney who has dedicated his life to fighting for the underdog, and to protecting the rights of Americans to a trial by jury.
Mike is the recipient of numerous legal awards, including the Clarence Darrow Award, and has been consistently recognized by his peers as a Best Lawyer in America and a Colorado Super Lawyer. He was also an inductee into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and was named one of the Top 50 Trial Attorneys in America by the Legal 500. He was selected as Lawyer of the Year in Products Liability by Best Lawyers in America, and Law Week Colorado named him the Lawyer of the Decade from 2000-2010. Mike has also been appointed to numerous leadership positions by Federal Judges around the country in a variety of high-profile Multi-District Litigations, including being co-lead attorney in the Ortho Evra and Yaz/Yasmin litigations.
A legal champion for victims of corporate and individual malfeasance, negligence, overreach, and abuse, Mike Burg has gone on to successfully litigate some of the country’s most high-profile cases of the past four decades. In a recent case, Mike Burg secured a $58.5 million dollar verdict for a group of individuals in a catastrophic personal injury matter in Maricopa County, Arizona. Under his leadership, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has expanded to more than 70 attorneys across nine cities. A national leader in mass tort and class action litigation, the firm has won more than $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients.