David Hersh

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC
40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
303-792-5595
www.burgsimpson.com


Mr. David P. Hersh focuses his practice on complex commercial matters involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, ownership disputes, construction matters, “bet your company” litigation, and professional negligence. Admitted to practice before the United States, Colorado, and Wyoming Supreme Courts, as well as numerous Federal Courts, Mr. Hersh has tried well over 145 civil jury trials to verdict throughout the United States. In addition, he has served as lead counsel in a substantial number of complex commercial litigation cases as well as a number of catastrophic personal injury cases, including cases involving claims for brain injury, paraplegia/quadriplegia, severe burns and disfigurement, and limb loss. Mr. Hersh has handled a number of “toxic torts”, including being appointed class counsel for more than 65,000 residents of Colorado Springs to redress contaminated groundwater.

A skilled and experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Hersh excels in the courtroom, expertly handling all aspects of litigation through his creative problem solving, persuasive communication, and outstanding analytical skills. He believes that the benchmark of his success comes from his passion for the law and steadfast mission to be the best advocate possible for his clients.

PRACTICE AREAS

Brain Injury

Construction Defects

Catastrophic Injuries

Commercial Litigation

Environmental Litigation

Legal Malpractice

Pharmacy Malpractice

Products Liability

Professional Liability & Malpractice

HONORS & ACCOLADES

AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year," Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Denver, 2014 and 2016

Best Lawyers®, Plaintiffs, Legal Malpractice Law, 2013 – 2019

Best Lawyers®, Plaintiffs, Professional Malpractice Law, 2013 – 2019

Best Lawyers®, Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation, 2016-2019

Named to the “2015 Colorado Super Lawyers® Top 10” list

Law Week Colorado’s Barrister’s Best -Best Corporate Law Lawyer, 2018

Law Week Colorado's Barrister's Best - People's Choice Award: Best Commercial Litigator, 2015

Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, United States – Plaintiff, Mass Tort/Product Liability, 2013

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

U.S. Legal 500, 2012 and 2013

Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers

Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Top 10 Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2006-2008, 2011-2019

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2011-2015 (Business Litigation, Top 100)

5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2016-2019

Order of the Barristers

National Moot Court Competition Recipient, Best Oral Advocate Award

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Best Lawyers in America, 2013- 2019

BAR ADMISSIONS

U.S. Supreme Court

Colorado Supreme Court

Wyoming Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court

EDUCATION

J.D., 1983, Wake Forest University School of Law

B.S., 1981, Bob Jones University, Accounting and Public Speaking

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Chair, Committee On Conduct (COC)

Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Board of Directors, CLE Colorado (Representative of the Colorado Bar Association)

Member, Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee

President, Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA)

Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow

Roster of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Former Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association (Litigation, Products Liability and Tort Law Sections)

Colorado Bar Association Nominating Committee

Member, Diversity Law Institute (DLI)

Wyoming Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Faculty of Federal Advocates (FFA)

University of Wyoming College of Law Advisory Board

Faculty, University of Wyoming Law School Summer Trial Institute

University of Wyoming President's Society

The National Trial Lawyers (NTL)

Executive Board Member, Business Torts Trial Lawyers Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

Member, American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), 2014-2019

Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Member, Trial Law Institute (TLI)

Member, Colorado Supreme Court Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being

President of The National Trial Lawyers’ Insurance Bad Faith – Top 10 Trial Lawyers Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Actively involved in the community through pro bono work and various non-profit organizations, including service on their boards

Committee Member, Craig Hospital PUSH for a Cure Committee

Active in the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Active supporter of "Jam the Damz" and "Pedal 4 Possible," integrated cycling tours through the Denver Metro area that help raise funds for Craig Hospital, U.S. Handcycling, and Adaptive Adventures

Faculty Member, University of Wyoming College of Law Summer Trial Advocacy Institute

Advisory Board Member, University of Wyoming College of Law

Trial practice lecturer, University of Wyoming College of Law

Instructor in trial tactics for the American Bar Association-sponsored National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) School

Featured speaker at numerous educational events, including the 2015 Trial Lawyers College for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Former Member of the Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado

Former Member of the Board of Directors, Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI)

Fellow Emeritus of the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation

Served on the Judicial Facilities Review Commission, Arapahoe County Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

"Never Give Up: Top Ten Lessons from Our Eight-Year Battle in the CDO Litigation about the Collapse of the U.S. Economy" - Trial Talk, October/November 2016

10/13/2015: Farron Cousins interviews attorney and shareholder Dave Hersh about the way that large corporations remove the public’s right to a trial by jury. It’s all in the fine print – when purchasing certain goods or services, such as a cell phone or bank account, we could be agreeing to not sue the business who created or sold us the product if something goes wrong.

“Selection of Independent Colorado Judges” – The Docket, January 23, 2015

“Federal Tort Case Results in Millions” – Interview with Law Week Colorado following $7.3 million verdict, June 3, 2014

“Up In Smoke” – Law Week Colorado

LECTURES & SEMINARS

"Never Give Up! Top Ten Lessons from Our Eight-Year Battle in the CDO Litigation About the Collapse of the U.S. Economy" - Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Conference, Steamboat Springs, August 4, 2016

“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 for Brain Injury Survivors” – Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Pueblo Regional Conference, April 25, 2013

TEACHING POSITIONS

Faculty, University of Wyoming Law School Summer Trial Institute

Instructor in trial tactics for the American Bar Association-sponsored National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) School

Trial practice lecturer, University of Wyoming College of Law

Trial practice lecturer, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law