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Michael S Burg

Michael S Burg


Business Law and Construction Lawyer
Burgsimpson
Englewood, CO
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Attorney Biography

Michael Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, legal expert and founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. A legal champion for victims of corporate and individual malfeasance, negligence, overreach and abuse, Burg began his career fighting for the underdog and has gone on to successfully litigate some of the country’s most high-profile cases of the past four decades. Under Burg’s leadership, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has expanded to more than 70 attorneys across seven cities. A national leader in mass tort and class action litigation, the firm has won more than $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients.

During his 43-year career, Burg has been a vigilant consumer watchdog, representing thousands of individuals and helping their families overcome catastrophic injuries and immense hardship. He has taken on big pharma in multiple, dangerous drug mass tort cases including Fen-Phen, Yaz/Yasmin, Ortho Evra, and Pradaxa. Burg stood up to corporate greed fighting against UBS for knowingly selling risky mortgages to investors, creating the blueprint for many similar actions by states, municipalities, government regulators, and other aggrieved investors. More recently, Burg filed a sweeping action against 28 California wineries to stop them from selling toxic wine contaminated with arsenic. In 2019, Michael Burg secured a $58.5 million dollar verdict in compensatory and punitive damage for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center.  He represented the victims of a fraudulent scheme to illegally sell human body parts of their loved one’s bodies that were supposed to be donated for scientific and medical education and research. The verdict is one of the largest civil case results in Arizona history.

Burg is a member of the Arizona, Colorado, and Nebraska bars and is an inductee into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, an honor that recognizes his lifelong dedication to representing clients at the highest level. Michael Burg is a recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award, and was inducted into the 2019 US Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices-Plaintiff. He was also recognized by Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”  in 2018,” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver. In 2018, Law Week Colorado named Michael Burg “Barrister’s Best – People’s Choice, Best Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyer, Plaintiffs. Mike Burg has been consistently recognized by Colorado Super Lawyers every year since 2006


Practice Areas

 
Business Law (20%)
 
Construction Law (20%)
 
Personal Injury (20%)
 
Products Liability (20%)
 
Workers Compensation (20%)

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Bar Licenses

Colorado State Bar
Colorado
Member in Good Standing
1976

Arizona State Bar
Arizona
Member in Good Standing
2014

Nebraska State Bar
Nebraska
Member in Good Standing
1996

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Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D.
1975

University of Denver
University of Denver
B.A.
1972

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Awards & Honors

American Association for Justice
Wiedemann and Wysocki Award
American Association for Justice
2014

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2018
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver
2018

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, Denver
2016

Lawyer of the Year
Law Week Colorado
2015

Law Week Colorado
2015

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2013
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver
2013

Outstanding Alumni Award
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2013

Litigation Star
Benchmark Litigation United States – Plaintiffs, Mass Tort/Product Liability
2013

Local Litigation Star
Benchmark Litigation
2013

Heavy Lifting Award
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
2011

Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best - People’s Choice
Best Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyer, Plaintiffs
18

America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers
The U.S. Legal 500

The U.S. Legal 500

Lawyer of the Decade
Law Week Colorado

Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys (National)
The National Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Attorney
Civil Plaintiff, the National Trial Lawyers

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Michael S Burg
Burgsimpson
40 Inverness Dr E
Englewood, CO 80112
www.burgsimpson.com
Office: 866-234-7768
Office: 888-895-2080

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