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Burg Simpson Adds Nationally Respected Trial Lawyer George E. McLaughlin

DENVER - Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine P.C. has further strengthened the firm's litigation practice with the addition of George E. McLaughlin.

McLaughlin, a nationally respected trial lawyer, joins Burg Simpson as special counsel from Denver-based McDermott, Hansen & McLaughlin LLP.

McLaughlin brings with him with impeccable credentials, a broad range of civil litigation experience and a proven track record in a career spanning more than 30 years. McLaughlin focuses his practice on product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death, birth trauma, automobile and truck collisions and cases involving chemical exposure.

McLaughlin has successfully tried more than 100 cases to verdict in state and federal courts in more than 30 states. For more than a decade, he has been at the forefront of product liability litigation involving electric blanket fires, having recently obtained a jury verdict of $2 million, the largest reported verdict on such a case in the past 10 years.

A former municipal judge for the City of Wheeling, W. Va., McLaughlin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976, and the University of Denver, J.D., 1979. He is an active member of the local and national legal communities. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the National Board of Trial Advocacy- Civil Trial Advocacy, Public Justice and the International Association of Arson Investigators.

McLaughlin has also met the standard of excellence for selection as one of the American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado. The immediate past chair of the AAJ Product Liability Section, McLaughlin is a regular speaker on a variety of legal topics and is the author of numerous published legal papers. McLaughlin has been named by Colorado Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Colorado every year since 2007. Each year no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

With offices in Englewood, Cody, Cincinnati and Phoenix, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine P.C. is a firm of award winning trial lawyers with more than 30 years' experience in obtaining justice for individuals and their families seriously injured by the careless or intentional actions of others.