Attorney Profile:

Peter W. Burg

Peter W. Burg: Attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.


Peter W. Burg's practice focuses on complex litigation in a wide range of substantive areas. Mr. Burg has developed a national reputation as a trial lawyer handling cases involving product liability, personal injury, and mass torts litigation. Mr. Burg has been recognized by the Legal 500 as a “particularly strong and intelligent leader” and shows “the ability to try cases when necessary and to settle cases for top value when settlement is clearly in the client's best interest.”

Mr. Burg is a member of the prestigious Melvin M. Belli Society. This organization, named after one of America's most famous trial lawyers, is committed to promoting the international exchange of ideas among lawyers through meetings and education.

Court Appointments

Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for Bextra and Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Product Liability Multi-District Litigation - The Honorable Charles L. Breyer, United States District Judge, Northern District of California

Co-Chair, Plaintiffs Steering Committee and Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Product Liability Multi-District Litigation - The Honorable Dan A. Polster, United States District Judge, Northern District of Ohio

Honors & Accolades

Lifetime Achievement Award, America's Top 100 Attorneys

Selected to The Round Table, America's 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, The Trial Lawyer Magazine

Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Denver, 2014

Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, Colorado - Plaintiffs, 2013

Outstanding Alumni Award ( DU Law Stars ) - University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2013

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers

Recommended Attorney, Mass Tort - The U.S. Legal 500, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2017

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2016

AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)

Recipient, Edward M. Sait Prize in Government

American Bar Foundation Fellow

Community Involvement

Past Chair, Craig Hospital Board of Directors

Craig Hospital Foundation and PUSH Committee

Former Member, Craig Hospital Board of Directors

Current Member, Craig Hospital Foundation Board of Directors

Former Member, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Board of Directors

fellow Emeritus of the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation

Member, Judicial Liaison Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association

Past Member, Board of Directors, Arapahoe County Bar Association

Ali Meyer Foundation

Kaps for Kendall

Toys for Tots

Habitat for Humanity

Past Member, Board of Directors, Rocky Mountain Human Services

Teaching Positions

Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Lectures & Seminars

A Medical and Legal Perspective on the Standard of Care, co-presented with Jim Kelly, MD and Steve Shapiro, Esq., Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Convention, Denver Convention Center, November 2015.

Brain Injury Litigation, presentation, the National Trial Lawyers Summit, January 2015.

Legal Issues, Timely Decision Making, and Available Options for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury - Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado 31st Annual Conference, Denver, October 16, 2014

Legal Issues, Timely Decision Making and Available Options for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury - Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Regional Conference, Breckenridge, May 16, 2014

Children and the Elderly Are Unique: Understanding How the Issues Vary When They Are Your Clients - Traumatic Brain Injury: The Science, The Medicine, The Law, August 25-27, Encore Las Vegas

Legal Issues for Brain Injury Survivors - Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Regional Conference, Grand Junction, May 4, 2013

Brain Injury Conference Presentation, Gunnison Valley Health's Brainstrong Support Group, 2012

Update on Product Liability Law at the Annual Tort Law Update 2012 presented by CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2012

Presenting Evidence in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases at Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas, 2012

Strategic Use of Demonstrative Aids and Technology in Videotape Depositions to Seize Upon Issues with Powerful Persuasion, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar

Publications & Media

Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit. Co-Author - Chapter 13, Damages: Punitive Damages. February 2015.

Lessons on Giving as a Firm - Law Week Colorado, April 22, 2013

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Personal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Defective Products and Diseases
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Defects
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303.792.5595  Phone
Mailing Address:
40 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, Colorado 80112
University Attended:
Pomona College, 1973-1974; University of Michigan, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980, Colorado; 1980, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; 2014, Arizona

Professional Affiliations

Member, Melvin M. Belli Society, since 2014

Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Executive Committee, The National Trial Lawyers (NTL)

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

American Association for Justice (AAJ), Chair, Gadolinium Litigation Group

Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA)

Faculty of Federal Advocates (FFA)

fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)


Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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