A veteran of over 175 jury trials as lead counsel, Michael S. Burg has obtained thirteen verdicts in excess of $1 million. He has obtained in excess of $500 million for his clients through settlements, judgments, and verdicts.
Mr. Burg has been named among America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers by The Legal 500, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is also acknowledged as a Leading Lawyer nationally, when it comes to representing individuals in Pharmaceutical Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation. Published for over twenty seven years, The Legal 500 series is a worldwide guide of legal services providers in over 100 countries, and widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities. Mr. Burg has also been named 2013 Denver “Lawyer of the Year” For Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers® in America.
Mr. Burg was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1976 and founded Burg Simpson in 1977. Today, Burg Simpson comprises more than 50 attorneys with offices in four states.
On October 10, 2013, Michael S. Burg was presented with the Clarence Darrow Award at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The Darrow Award is nationally regarded as one of the most prestigious and highly coveted in the realm of trial law. Clarence Darrow, a trial lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, was renowned for moving juries and even judges to tears with his eloquence and, at the time unconventional views.