Up & Coming Lawyers: Jacob Burg

by Sarah Green

Jacob Burg didn’t always know he wanted to be an attorney. As a student, he was certain he would have a political career, so he spent a lot of time getting involved in local politics. While at Cherry Creek High School in Denver, he worked on a gubernatorial campaign for former Gov. Bill Ritter and also worked on the campaign for former Democratic congressman John Salazar. He then completed a college internship as a finance intern for the Democratic National Convention Host Committee in 2008 and also worked on a campaign for former Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.

So, needless to say, he hasn’t always had the desire to practice law. But like his father, shareholder Peter Burg, and his other relatives at Burg Simpson, he went to law school. After he graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2014, he joined his family at the firm, where he has been practicing personal injury law for four years.

“I went in to law school on more of a political track,” he said. And after taking a few trial practice classes, he realized his calling to be an attorney — and part of the family business — was something he couldn’t walk away from.

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