Michael Burg has been selected as an honoree in the 2019 U.S. Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices – Plaintiff. This award recognizes Mr. Burg for the consistent praise by his clients for continued excellence, and highlights him as an attorney who is at the pinnacle of his profession.
Seth Katz, the leader of Burg Simpson's Mass Tort group, has been recognized as one of U.S. Legal 500’s five Leading Lawyers for 2019 for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices – Plaintiff. This accolade recognizes Mr. Katz for his sustained excellence, and positions him as a leader in his field.
Law Week Colorado recently published an article by Scott J. Eldredge, "When Cerebral Palsy is the Result of Medical Malpractice" in their annual Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice issue. Mr. Eldredge, the current President of the National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association, focuses his practice primarily on complex medical malpractice cases with a particular emphasis on birth injury cases. For more information about the firm's medical malpractice group, please click here:
Co-Leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation Group
After a ten year ordeal that included two trials and two appeals, Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh persuaded the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that the conduct of the U.S. Government was responsible for the injuries of our client, the plaintiffs. The government was aware that a sinkhole on their property completely traversed the bike path for at least two weeks before the plaintiff’s bike crash, but chose not to repair it, or warn users that a dangerous condition existed. At issue in this second appeal was whether the Colorado Recreational Use Statute (“CRUS”) 'willful conduct' exception applied. The Tenth Circuit's decision affirmed that it does apply and affirmed the judgment to our clients. The court determined that the “willful conduct” exception to the CRUS prevented the U.S. Government from claiming immunity from suit. For more information about the firms business litigation practice, please click here.
BURG SIMPSON'S ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
TEN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2019!
Burg Simpson awarded a total of 10 scholarships for the 2019 competition
1 scholarship for $2,500
9 scholarships for $1,000
Each year, Burg Simpson awards college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who win our essay competition regarding the importance of the U.S. civil jury system, and how it is being threatened.
The annual Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is an outstanding opportunity for high school seniors to obtain additional funds for college, and to learn more about the significance of our country's civil jury system.