Firm Profile

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Headquarters

40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
United States
(303) 792.5595

Firm Details

Established in 1976 by founding shareholder Michael S BurgBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is one of the country’s leading plaintiff trial firms.

This award-winning firm currently has over 70 attorneys in seven states. The firm now has offices in Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico,  Florida, and Nevada. All of the lawyers at Burg Simpson, 33 of whom have been named Best Lawyers for 2020, are passionately committed to protecting the legal rights of injured individuals seriously harmed as a result of the negligence of others. In 2020, three shareholders were also named as "Lawyers of the Year, and 14 trial lawyers were recognized as the "Ones to Watch." The firm has an extraordinary track record, having successfully represented tens of thousands of clients over the last 43 years. In the process, the firm has secured more than $1bn in verdicts, settlements, and judgments on behalf of its clients and has obtained more than 200 individual recoveries in excess of $1m.

Attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Wyoming office include former US Senator The Honorable Alan K Simpson (R-Wyoming) and his son, Colin M Simpson, the managing shareholder of the Cody office. In 2010, Alan K Simpson was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility. As prominent members of the local community, Burg Simpson attorneys recognize that they have an important role to play inside and outside of the courtroom. The firm supports a variety of charities and non-profit organizations and is committed to its mission to be ‘Good Lawyers, Changing Lives.’ 

Burg Simpson is a national leader in pharmaceutical mass tort litigation. Founding shareholder and past President of The National Trial Lawyers, Michael S Burg leads the team with shareholders Seth Katz and Janet Abaray. Federal judges have selected Michael and his team to lead numerous high profile litigations over the past 4 decades. Michael was the co-lead counsel in the Yasmin/Yaz birth control litigation and assumed leadership positions in other multi-district litigations involving Ortho Evra and Zyprexa. Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W Burg was appointed co-lead counsel in the Gadolinium-based contrast agents multidistrict litigation, and Seth A Katz is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the DePuy ASR hip replacement multidistrict litigation. Janet G Abaray is the managing shareholder of the Cincinnati office and Paul D. Friedman is the managing shareholder of the Phoenix office. Ms. Abaray and Mr. Frieman are prominent figures on the mass tort litigation team. 

Few firms can match Burg Simpson’s ability to try catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. Michael Burg's son, Mr. Stephen J. Burg now leads the personal injury department and works closely with shareholders Holly Kammerer and Peter Burg.

When workers are injured on the job, Burg Simpson's workers' compensation team helps people navigate the complex process between filing a claim and earning full benefits. Practice leader, and Burg Simpson shareholder, Nick Fogel skillfully leads the Workers' Compensation team.

Burg Simpson handles all types of medical malpractice cases in every state in the U.S. Over the last 40-plus years the firm has developed a stellar national reputation for the quality of its work, and the medical malpractice team continues to thrive under the expert leadership of named shareholder, Scott Eldredge.

Burg Simpson represents Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized corporations, and family-owned businesses, as well as individuals in complex commercial litigation. Burg Simpson's commercial practice group is headed by Michael S Burg, David P Hersh, and David K TeSelle. The firm is at the forefront of litigation involving bond fraud and alleged collusion between the rating agencies and investment companies following the 2008 collapse of the worldwide financial markets. Burg Simpson represents private and institutional investors.

In 2019, the firm represented grieving families in what has referred to in the national media as "The Body Parts Case", a case that exposed a nationwide "black market" industry that profits by selling and trafficking human body parts. Since the case began, laws have changed and are continuing to change across the country, most notably in Arizona and Colorado (see §12-140-101, CRS. This case shines a light on a sinister, previously unregulated nationwide industry and sent a message to those running these shops that they can no longer hide in the shadows. The jury awarded $58.5 million to the twelve clients whose claims could be proven at trial, and Burg Simpson is proud of the impact this case has had nationwide in bringing about the much-needed change in state laws so that other families never have to suffer from this again.

Burg Simpson is also a recognized leader in the area of construction defect litigation, representing individual homeowners and homeowner associations. Under the skilled leadership of practice group leaders Mari Perczak and Craig Nuss, the construction defect team holds builders accountable to make sure that homeowners do not have to suffer from the consequences of living in poorly constructed homes. In 2013, the construction defect team delivered the largest jury verdict in the state of Colorado, and in 2018, shareholders David P. Hersh and Colin Simpson secured one of the largest verdicts ever recorded in Teton County, Wyoming.

Kerry N. Jardine is Burg Simpson's Managing Shareholder.

Burg Simpson - Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.




Management

Michael S. Burg
Founding Shareholder
Kerry. N. Jardine
Managing Shareholder

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Colorado in Litigation - Construction with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Colorado in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Colorado in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Colorado in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Englewood with 22 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Englewood in Litigation - Construction with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Englewood in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Englewood in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Englewood in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs with 6 lawyers

Awards

  • US News and World Report Best Law Firms in America
  • Highly Recommended By Benchmark Litigation
  • Michael Burg Colorado Lawyer of the Decade
  • Recomended by The Legal 500 For Mass Tort
  • Holly Kammerer Top Women Lawyer
  • #1 Product Liability Law Firm Martindale Hubbell
  • Michael Burg selected by U.S. Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices-Plaintiff.
  • 2020 - Best Lawyers - Women in the Law - Business Edition: Holly Kammerer, Janet Abaray, Meghan Quinlivan, Angela McGraw, Valerie M. Sullan, and Mari Perczak.
  • 2020-32 Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
  • 2020 - 19 Attorneys Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell
  • National Trial Lawyers - 25 Most Influential Law Firms

Contacts

Toll Free
General Enquiries
1.888.895.2080
Larry Jones
Commercial Litigation
307.527.7891
Brian K. Matise
Commercial Litigation & Appeals
303 792 5595
Nelson Boyle
Commercial Litigation & Appeals
303 792 5595
Curt T. Sullan
Construction Defects
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Joseph F. Smith lll
Construction Defects
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Ronald M. Sandgrund
Construction Defects
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Valerie M. Sullan
Construction Defects
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Janet Abaray
Managing Shareholder of Cincinnati Office
513 852 5600
Paul D. Friedman
Managing Shareholder of Phoenix Office
602 777 7000
Meghan C. Quinlivan
Mass Tort
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Angela E. McGraw
Medical Malpractice
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Holly B. Kammerer
Personal Injury
303 792 5595
J. Tyrell "Ty" Taber
Personal Injury
602 777 7000
Colin M. Simpson
Personal Injury & Commercial Litigation
307.527.7891
Scott Ambrose
Personal Injury & Commercial Litigation
602 777 7000
Peter W. Burg
Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith
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David K. TeSelle
Practice Group Leader - Commercial Litigation
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Craig S. Nuss
Practice Group Leader - Construction Defects
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Mari K. Perczak
Practice Group Leader - Construction Defects
303 792 5595
Seth A. Katz
Practice Group Leader - Mass Tort
303 792 5595
John M. Connell
Workers' Compensation
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Thomas W. Henderson
Insurance Bad Faith
303.792.5595
Kerry N. Jardine
Managing Shareholder
303.792.5595
Seth A. Katz
Mass Tort/ Pharmaceutical Products
303.792.5595
Scott J. Eldredge
Medical Malpractice
303.792.5595
Michael S. Burg
Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort
303.792.5595
David P. Hersh
Practice Group Leader - Commercial Litigation
303.792.5595
Nick D. Fogel
Practice Group Leader - Workers' Compensation
303.792.5595

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • COVID-19
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Qui Tam Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Office Locations

United States

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Arizona

Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

2390 East Camelback Road, Suite 403

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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(602) 777.7000

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Colorado

Colorado

Englewood, CO

40 Inverness Drive East

Englewood, CO 80112

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(303) 792.5595

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Nevada

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

3993 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 470

Las Vegas, NV 89169

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(702) 668.2070

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New Mexico

New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

4801 Lang Avenue NE, Suite 110

Albuquerque, NM 87109

United States

(505) 424.1850

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Ohio

Ohio

Cincinnati, OH

PNC Center

201 East 5th St. , Suite 1340

Cincinnati, OH 45202

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(513) 852.5600

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Wyoming

Wyoming

Cody, WY

1135 Fourteenth Street

Cody, WY 82414-0490

United States

(307) 527.7891

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