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Michael Burg

Denver Personal Injury Attorney
Englewood, Colorado, 80112

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    40 Inverness Dr E
    Englewood, Colorado, 80112
    United States

    Lawyer Background

    Year Licensed
    J.D., 1975, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    B.A., 1972, The University of Denver
    Honors, Awards & Affiliations
    Hall of Fame, U.S. Legal 500, Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Plaintiff, 2019
    Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2018,” Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver
    Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best - People’s Choice, Best Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyer, Plaintiffs, 2018
    2016 Barrister's Best "Best Civil Litigator"
    Inducted to the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, 2016
    Lawyer of the Year, Law Week Colorado, 2015
    Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2016,” Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs, Denver
    America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers, The U.S. Legal 500, 2012-2019
    Recommended Attorney, Mass Tort, The U.S. Legal 500, 2012-2019
    Lawyer of the Decade, Law Week Colorado, 2000-2010
    Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2013,” Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Denver
    Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    Barrister’s Best People’s Choice, Best Civil Litigator, Law Week Colorado, 2015
    Clarence Darrow Award, 2013
    Outstanding Alumni Award, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2013
    Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys (National), the National Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Attorney, Civil Plaintiff, the National Trial Lawyers
    Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2007-2021
    Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2006 – 2020 and Top 100 Super Lawyers® 2014 and 2020
    5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2015-2020
    Wiedemann and Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2014
    Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, United States – Plaintiffs, Mass Tort/Product Liability, 2013
    Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, Colorado – Plaintiffs, 2012 and 2013
    Denver Business Journal Power Book, 2011 and 2013
    President, the National Trial Lawyers, 2010
    “Best of the U.S.” 2006 – 2011
    Barrister’s Best Overall Litigator, Law Week Colorado, 2010
    Barrister’s Best, Personal Injury, Law Week Colorado, 2009 – 2011
    Barrister’s Best, Mass Tort Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2011 and 2012
    Colorado Lawyer of the Year, Law Week Colorado, 2015
    AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    Heavy Lifting Award, American Association for Justice (AAJ), 2011

    More About Attorney Michael Burg

    Attorney 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

    Burg is the author of the best-selling book, Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, (BenBella Books 2016), a harrowing and moving account of his lifelong battle against corporate greed and corruption played out in a high-stakes courtroom drama.

    Burg was admitted to the practice of law in 1976 after receiving a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Denver. He’s an Advocate and Life Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a Sustaining Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute and serves on the board of Denver’s Mizel Museum.

    An active and committed member of his community, Burg is a noted supporter of Craig Hospital, Food Bank of the Rockies,  Toys for Tots, Make A Wish Colorado, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the Denver Bar Association Community Action Network.