Founded: 1977 by Michael S. Burg.
Attorneys: More than 65 trial lawyers who provide nationwide legal representation. We are based in Colorado, with offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio & Wyoming.
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.
LARGE FIRM POWER, SMALL FIRM CARE
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’s 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 is my personal experience, my unwavering personal commitment to fight for the underdog at all costs.”
Burg Simpson is a law firm with more than 65 trial lawyers operating out of eight offices in Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, and Florida. With dozens of paralegals and experienced support staff, we are able to offer legal representation anywhere in the country.
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’ve been humbled to accept:
- 40 Best Lawyers® in America – US News and World Report (30 Best Lawyers and 10 “Ones to Watch”)
- 30 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.
Over the last 40 years, we have earned more than $2 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments, while securing more than 200 individual recoveries in excess of $1 million each.
Some of our notable verdicts, settlements, and judgments, include*:
- $58.5 million, Personal Injury
- $15 million, Wrongful Death
- $6.5 million, Brain Injury
- $6.4 million, Gas Explosion
- $6 million, Gas Explosion
- $5.6 million, Product Defect Case
- $5.3 million, Insurance Bad Faith
- $4.1 million, Oil Rig Accident
- $3.2 million, Auto Accident
- $2.6 million, Truck Accident
- $2.8 million, Medical Malpractice
- $1.5 million, Auto Accident
- $900,000, Wrongful Death
- $800,000, Auto Accident
- $600,000, Pharmacy Error
- $500,000, Wrongful Death
- $400,000, Auto Accident
- $200,000, Slip and Fall Accident
- $100,000, Motorcycle Accident
*Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee, warrant or predict future case outcomes.
GOOD LAWYERS, CHANGING COMMUNITIES
As trial lawyers, we recognize that our role in the community is just as important as our role inside the courtroom. We subscribe to a robust culture of community service and our fervent drive to make a difference is part of the fabric of our firm and is instilled in each of our employees.
Burg Simpson believes we have more to offer our community than simply funding the efforts of charitable organizations. 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
- Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
- Craig Hospital
- Denver Firefighter’s Foundation
- Food Bank of the Rockies
- Jeremy Bitner Memorial Fund and 5K and 10K Race
- Kaps For Kendall
- LMSdr (Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation)
- Make-A-Wish Colorado
- The Ali Meyer Foundation
- Operation TBI Freedom
- The Wild Plum Center
- Toys for Tots
- Pro Bono Casework
- … and many other organizations
ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS
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. Mr. Burg received both the DU Law Stars Outstanding Alumni and the Clarence Darrow awards in 2013. The National Trial Lawyers organization, which Mr. Burg 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 Mr. Burg 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. Senator Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyoming, is the “Simpson” in Burg Simpson. Mr. Simpson served in the Senate from 1979 to 1997, where he rose to become the assistant Republican Leader. Mr. Simpson 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.
Mr. Simpson, 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, Mr. Simpson was featured in the Wyoming PBS documentary, “Alan K. Simpson – Nothing Else Matters.”