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 an 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’ve 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’ve 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’s why it’s a top priority at Burg Simpson to develop co-counsel relationships with other law firms.

To date, we’ve 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’ve added money and experience to their bottom line.

One area where we’ve 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. He received both the DU Law Stars Outstanding Alumni and the Clarence Darrow awards in 2013. The National Trial Lawyers organization, which he 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 him 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.

THE HON. ALAN K. SIMPSON

Former U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyoming, is the “Simpson” in Burg Simpson. Alan served in the Senate from 1979 to 1997, where he rose to become the assistant Republican Leader. Alan 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.

Alan, 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, Alan 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 out 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 10K/5K Race
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’s nearly impossible to answer all of your questions here. So we’ve compiled an FAQs page to address as many of them as we can. Whether you’ve 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!

 December 18, 2018

David P. Hersh Recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2019

David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer for the 6th year in a row. This organization is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community… Read more »

 December 17, 2018

Communities are Made Great by Those Who Give

  As a national litigation law firm, Burg Simpson recognizes that communities are made great by those who give. Our ingrained culture of service and our passionate desire to make a difference in the lives of others in our communities is the essence of our firm,and the philosophy of our lawyers and legal professionals nation-wide. In… Read more »

Washington Capitol Building

 December 12, 2018

Letter Urging Senate to Defend Democracy Co-Signed by Former Senator Al Simpson

A week after giving his moving eulogy at late President George H.W. Bush’s wake, former Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson joined with forty-three other former Senators across party lines in publishing a letter to the Washington Post. This co-signed letter urges the current Senate to embrace a bipartisan defense of democracy and constitutional values as… Read more »

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

 December 18, 2018

Big Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents

For big truck and tractor trailer accidents, Burg Simpson’s attorneys can help. Automobile accidents involving large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers can be tragic. The average weight of a passenger vehicle is between 3 and 4 tons and the average weight of an 18-wheeler is about 40 tons. When a car or SUV collides with a… Read more »

 December 17, 2018

Burg Simpson and the Colorado Supreme Court’s Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being

David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, currently serves on the Colorado Supreme Court’s Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being. The committee is chaired by Associate Justice Monica Márquez and consists of attorneys, university personnel, judges, and members of Colorado bar associations. The task force was created in response to… Read more »

 December 14, 2018

Burg Simpson Supports Toys for Tots!

Co-Founder and Shareholder Peter Burg, and the Burg Simpson Team, Supports The Toys for Tots Foundation! Every year, the lawyers and professional staff at Burg Simpson are honored to support The Toys for Tots Foundation. The foundation raises funds to purchase toys for under-privileged children, and provide promotional materials, solicit corporate support, educate the public,… Read more »

Mass Tort Class Action

 December 13, 2018

What is the Difference Between Mass Tort Litigation And Class Action Litigation?

Mass Tort litigation and Class Action litigation both handle negligence cases with multiple victims, but each has very specific ways of handling these kinds of matters. Mass tort cases and class action lawsuits share certain similarities: A large group of plaintiffs who claim they have been hurt. Common defendants who have been accused of causing… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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