Peter W. Burg, JD'80
Outstanding Alumni Award - 2013
Peter Burg (left in photo) is a shareholder at Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh & Jardine, P.C., where he focuses his practice 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 tort litigation. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a "Lawyer of the Year 2014" in the area of mass tort litigation/class actions (plaintiffs), one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys" by The National Trial Lawyers, and is distinguished in the area of mass tort by Legal 500. Mr. Burg also has been named a "Colorado Super Lawyer" for eight consecutive years. He has authored several articles and has spoken nationally about traumatic brain injury and product liability law. Mr. Burg is an active member of various boards including the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Human Services, and Arapahoe County Bar Association. He is most proud of his involvement with Craig Hospital, where he has served as chairman of the board and as a member of the Craig Hospital Foundation board. Mr. Burg gives back to Denver Law as an adjunct professor teaching mass torts and class actions, and he recently established a scholarship at the law school.