Michael S. Burg - Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Michael S. Burg

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 303-792-5595

Michael Burg was admitted to the Colorado Bar in May, 1976 and founded Burg Simpson in 1977. Today, Burg Simpson comprises more than 50 attorneys with offices in four states. Mr. Burg has tried over 185 trials and obtained over 15 verdicts in excess of $1M. In total, his clients have received settlements, judgments, and verdicts in excess of $500M.

Mr. Burg has annually been named among America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers by the U.S. Legal 500 since 2012, and the U.S. Legal 500 also acknowledged him as a Leading Lawyer nationally in representing individuals in Pharmaceutical Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation. The Legal 500 is a worldwide guide to legal services providers in over 100 countries, and widely regarded as offering the definitive judgement of law firm capabilities.

Mr. Burg was inducted to the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2016, joining such legendary trial lawyers as John Adams, Clarence Darrow, Johnny Cochran, and Johnny Cochran. Additionally, he was named by Best Lawyers® in America as the 2016 Denver Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Law Week Colorado named Mr. Burg the Lawyer of the Decade (2000 – 2010), and in 2015 he was chosen as Barrister’s Best People’s Choice, Best Civil Litigator, also by Law Week Colorado.

In October, 2013, Mr. Burg received the prestigious Clarence Darrow Award, presented by Mike Papantonio at a gala luncheon attended by more than 250 leading trial lawyers in Las Vegas, NV. The Clarence Darrow Award is regarded as one of the most prestigious and highly-coveted awards in the realm of trial litigation.

Judicial Appointments
The Honorable Jack Weinstein, United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York – Plaintiff Steering Committee for the Zyprexa Multi-District Litigation;

The Honorable Eldon Fallon, United States District Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana – State Liaison Committee for the Vioxx Multi-District Litigation;

The Honorable David A. Katz, United States District Judge, Northern District of Ohio – Co-Lead Counsel, Ortho Evra Products Multi-District Litigation;

The Honorable David Herndon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois – Co-Lead Counsel, Yaz/Yasmin Multi-District Litigation.

Additional Information

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Catastrophic Injuries

Dangerous Drugs, Medical Devices, Defective Products and Diseases

Natural Gas Explosions

Commercial Litigation

Professional Malpractice

Legal Malpractice


University of DenverJ.D. 1975University of DenverBA 1972
University of Denver Sturm College of LawAmerican Board of Trial Advocates American Board of Trial Advocates Roscoe Pound Institute Mizel Museum Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) Colorado Bar Association Denver Bar AssoicationAmerican Association for Justice (AAJ)National Trial Lawyers

Office Location

40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Denver Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs of the Denver Metro Area
Michael S. Burg has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Michael S. Burg has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs (Class Actions, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical, Product Liability)
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs