Why Choose Burg Simpson

Why Choose Burg Simpson

Founded: 1977 by Michael S. Burg.

Attorneys: More than 60 trial lawyers who provide nationwide legal representation. We are based in Colorado, with offices in Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Florida.

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.

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.”

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RESOURCES

Burg Simpson is a law firm with more than 60 trial lawyers operating out of seven offices in Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Florida. With dozens of paralegals and experienced support staff, we are able to offer legal representation anywhere in the country.

REPUTATION

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:

25 Best Lawyers® in America – US News and World Report
25 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.

PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

Over the last 40 years, we have earned more than $1 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:

$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
$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 & Fall Accident
$100,000, Motorcycle Accident

*Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee, warrant or predict future case outcomes.

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CO-COUNSEL WITH BURG SIMPSON

At Burg Simpson, we have built our practice and a strong reputation on a culture that values collaboration and referral arrangements with other law firms. We know how difficult it can be to find partners you can depend on. That is why it is a top priority at Burg Simpson to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms.

To date, we have paid more than $50 million in co-counsel fees to other attorneys. More importantly, our co-counsel partners produce revenue from cases outside their traditional practice areas. We have added money and experience to their bottom line.

One area where we have been particularly successful has been mass tort litigation, a complicated area of law that can be cost prohibitive and beyond the reach of most firms. Co-counseling your next drug or medical device injury case with Burg Simpson will allow you to overcome those hurdles while you generate revenues from cases you may otherwise have turned away.

CO-COUNSEL OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR:

Catastrophic Personal Injury and Death
Mass Torts and Product Liability
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injuries
Explosions and Fires
Colorado Workers’ Compensation
Commercial Disputes

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.”

LOCATIONS AND PRACTICE AREAS

We work in nearly all areas of plaintiff law, fighting for clients who need representation in several areas of law. Here are our locations and practice areas:

COLORADO

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices (Mass Torts)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Terrorism Law
  • Workers’ Compensation

ARIZONA

  • Business/Commercial  Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Defective Drugs and Medical Devices (Mass Torts)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

OHIO

  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Product Liability
  • Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Daycare Injuries
  • Employment Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam Actions
  • Wrongful Death/Catastrophic Injury

WYOMING

  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defects
  • Criminal Defense
  • Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices (Mass Torts)
  • DUI Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Probate, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Workers’ Compensation

GOOD LAWYERS. CHANGING THE COMMUNITY

As trial lawyers, we recognize that our role outside the courtroom—and in the community—is even more important than our role inside the courtroom.  We subscribe to a robust culture of community service and a fervent drive to make a difference is part of the fabric of our firm and instilled in all of our employees.

Burg Simpson believes we have more to offer our community than an occasional check. 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
Jeremy Bitner Memorial Fund and 5K/10K Run
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Craig Hospital
Kaps For Kendall
LMSdr (Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation)
Make-A-Wish Colorado
The Ali Meyer Foundation
Operation TBI Freedom
The Wild Plum Center
Other Supported Organizations
Pro Bono

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK

It is nearly impossible to answer all of your questions here. So we have compiled a FAQs page to address as many of them as we can. Whether you have been injured in an accident or wronged in an unfair business deal, all of our lawyers are here to help. Contact us right now by filling out a case evaluation form at the top of this page to discuss working with us!

Michael Burg body broker interview

 March 19, 2019

Inside Edition Interviews Michael Burg on Body Broker Case

Esteemed founding shareholder Michael Burg explained the details of a body broker case in Arizona brought by several families against Biological Resource Center, Inc. and its owner, Steve Gore. In this terrible case, the families donating their deceased loved ones’ bodies to scientific research did not realize the company intended to dismember the corpse and… Read more »

Bolye, Nelson

 March 18, 2019

Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Wal-Mart’s Challenge to the Collateral Source Rule

Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Wal-Mart’s Challenge to the Collateral Source Rule In the 2018 case of Forfar v. Wal-Mart, 2018 COA 125, Burg Simpson Attorney Nelson Boyle won an important appeal on behalf of Burg Simpson’s client Robert Forfar. Mr. Fofar was represented at trial by several attorneys at the Paul Wilkinson… Read more »

Michael Burg on KHOW

 March 15, 2019

Michael Burg on KHOW Talk Radio: Your Money, Your Retirement, on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm.

Michael S. Burg, the founding shareholder at the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be appearing on the weekly talk radio show, Your Money, Your Retirement on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm. Mr. Burg will be a guest of co-host Tim Smile on KHOW radio. Michael Burg will be discussing… Read more »

 March 11, 2019

Burg Simpson Presents Awards to the 2019 Scholarship Competition Winners!

     Each year, Burg Simpson awards college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who win our essay competition regarding the importance of the U.S. civil jury system, and how it is being threatened. The annual Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is an outstanding opportunity for high school seniors to obtain additional funds for college,… Read more »

 March 19, 2019

Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law

By David P. Hersh, Burg Simpson Shareholder Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law In May 2018 Colorado adopted a new statewide standard regulating bicycles when they are approaching intersections.  C.R.S. § 42-4-1412.5 establishes as the standard what is known as “stop as yield” throughout Colorado.  However, individual local governments can choose whether or not to adopt this standard… Read more »

Michael Burg body broker interview

 March 18, 2019

Inside Edition Interviews Attorney Michael Burg Regarding the Gruesome “Body Parts” Case

Attorney Michael Burg, of Denver-based law firm Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, is representing the victims’ family members in a lawsuit against Gore and Biological Resource Center of Arizona, in what is being referred to as the “Body Parts Case.” Mr. Burg told Inside Edition in a recent interview that the families involved in the case… Read more »

Arizona Attorney Brian C. Dault hero image

 March 18, 2019

Arizona State Bill 1087 Seeks to Increase Liability Car Insurance Minimums

By Brian C. Dault, Burg Simpson Associate Arizona State Bill 1087 Seeks to Increase Liability Car Insurance Minimums A piece of legislation recently introduced in Arizona would increase the minimum amount of car insurance coverage required for liability policies. Arizona currently has some of the lowest requirements for minimum insurance coverage in the country, and… Read more »

Attorney Thomas Henderson hero image

 March 18, 2019

Insurance Bad Faith

By Thomas W. Henderson, Burg Simpson Shareholder Case Timeline: Insurance Bad Faith When you purchase an insurance policy, you are managing your risk by buying protection against the unexpected.  The policy is a contract between you/your business and the insurance company.  In return for your payment of the premium, the insurance company agrees to protect… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

 March 5, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

The workers’ compensation system is very complicated and difficult to navigate on your own, but Burg Simpson can help.  Our award-winning attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation claims to ensure that your rights and benefits are protected. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have decades of experience in dealing with Colorado workers’ comp laws, and in making sure that our… Read more »

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

 March 5, 2019

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

When you have suffered from a personal injury, or the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, it can make matters even more complicated when you are attempting to deal with all of the accompanying legal issues on your own. When you have experienced this kind of trauma, it is important that you focus… Read more »

Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

 March 5, 2019

Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

Colorado has some of the shortest deadlines in the country for filing a construction defect lawsuit. Generally, a homeowner or a homeowner association board has a limited amount of time from obtaining the certificate of occupancy to filing a claim. But do not assume that your opportunity to file a construction defect claim has passed. If… Read more »

How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? – What is the CDARA Process?

 March 5, 2019

How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? – What is the CDARA Process?

Filing a civil action against a construction company, contractor, architect, engineer, or other construction professional for a construction defect can be complicated. This is especially true if you are filing as an individual homeowner or a member of a homeowner’s association. In this short and informative video, Construction Defects attorney, and Burg Simpson shareholder, Craig… Read more »

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