Wyoming

Why Choose Burg Simpson

Founded: 1977 by Michael S. Burg.

Attorneys: More than 70 trial lawyers who provide nationwide legal representation. We are based in Colorado, with offices in Arizona, Ohio, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, 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.”

If you would like to work with us, please fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form by clicking on the button above.

RESOURCES

Burg Simpson is a law firm with more than 70 trial lawyers operating out of seven 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.

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:

47 Best Lawyers® in America – US News and World Report (33 Best Lawyers and 14 “Ones to Watch”)
34 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 $11 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
$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.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE EVALUATION OF YOUR CASE!

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
Construction Defects

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
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices (Mass Torts)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

OHIO

  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Product Liability
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices (Mass Torts)
  • 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

NEVADA

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Premise Liability
  • Traumatic Injury

FLORIDA

  • Construction Defects

GOOD LAWYERS. CHANGING THE COMMUNITY

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
And many other organizations

Pro Bono Cases

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!

 September 25, 2020

Burg Simpson Features: Shareholder Paul D. Friedman

Paul D. Friedman is the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Mr. Friedman practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics, and professional malpractice. Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth… Read more »

 September 24, 2020

Burg Simpson is Proud to Support the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (RMCLC) was founded in 1981 and its mission is to advocate for children and youth. The organization seeks to drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. But the RMCLC goes far… Read more »

 September 22, 2020

5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers of 2021

5280 Magazine announced its list of Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2021. This is the sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The publication first invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 specialties. Survey responses in hand, 5280 then performed weeks of investigation… Read more »

 September 21, 2020

Join Us in Supporting Craig Hospital’s Pedal 4 Possible Fundraiser!

Pedal for Possible an annual charity bike ride held to benefit Craig Hospital’s patients and programs. This year’s Pedal 4 Possible has gone virtual, so we invite you to ride, roll, run, or recreate to help Craig Hospital patients! There is no limit to what is possible for the 2020 virtual event! All the money… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

Top 100 National Trial Lawyers Legal 500 Best Lawyers in America Super Lawyers US News 2020 Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers