Content is provided by the firm.Established in 1976 by founding shareholder Michael S Burg, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is one of the country’s leading plaintiff trial firms.
The firm’s 40 award-winning lawyers are passionately committed to protecting the legal rights of injured individuals seriously harmed as a result of the negligence of others. The firm has an extraordinary track record, having successfully represented tens of thousands of clients over the last 37 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 100 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 sons, William L Simpson and Colin M Simpson. 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. Federal judges have selected Michael and his team to lead numerous high profile litigations over the last 36 years. Michael is currently co-lead counsel in the Yasmin/Yaz birth control litigation and has assumed leadership positions in other multidistrict 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 also a prominent figure in the team.
Few firms can match Burg Simpson’s ability to try catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. Michael leads the personal injury department with Holly Kammerer and Peter Burg. Medical malpractice:
Burg Simpson handles all types of medical malpractice cases in every state. Over the last 36 years the firm has developed a national reputation for the quality of its work.
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 Te Selle. 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.
Burg Simpson is a recognized leader in the area of construction defect litigation, representing individual homeowners and homeowner associations. Under the leadership of David P. Hersh and David K. TeSelle, the construction defect team holds builders accountable to make sure thathome owners do not live in defective houses. In 2013, the construction defect team delivered the largest jury verdict in the state of Colorado.