Charles Mendez

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC - Colorado
40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
(303) 792-5595
https://www.burgsimpson.com/attorney/charles-r-mendez/


Charles R. Mendez is an experienced trial attorney who specializes in the area of medical malpractice.  He represents individuals who have been injured while receiving medical care, and he has assisted in securing several multi-million-dollar outcomes for his clients.   Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Mr. Mendez practiced in the human services division of the Denver City Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Mendez is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  While in law school, Mr. Mendez was a member of the National Trial Team, a student attorney in the civil litigation clinic, and clerked for the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.  Mr. Mendez is a frequent lecturer and writer.  He was the recipient of the Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing, presented by Justice Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States.  He was also the winner of the 2014 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition, administered by Notre Dame Law School.

Charles Mendez has been selected by Colorado Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2018 and was named as one of Colorado’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Top Attorneys. Charles is a member of the Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI) Young Professionals Committee and wrote and published a chapter in the Colorado Civil Claims, Battery. He is also on the Legislative Committee for CTLA.



PRACTICE AREAS
Medical Malpractice

HONORS & ACCOLADES
Winner, Notre Dame Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition 2014

Winner, American Inns of Court, Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing 2014

Regional Finalist, American Association for Justice National Trial Tournament 2013

Faculty Fellow, Sturm College of Law (SCOL) 2014

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018-2020

Top Attorneys: Colorado's Outstanding Young Lawyers 2019

BAR ADMISSIONS
Colorado, 2014

EDUCATION
J.D., 2014, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

B.A., 2010, Westmont College, Santa Barbara CA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Denver Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

Colorado Judicial Institute

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
Battery, in Colorado Civil Claims: Elements, Defenses, and Sample Readings (Steven C. Choquette ed., 2019)

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Colorado Collateral Source Rule, 94 Denv. L. Rev. Online 1 (2017)

Deflating Autonomy - 66 S. Carolina Law Review 401. 2014

Is it More Than a Dream? - 17 Legal Ethics 132. Summer 2014

LECTURES & SEMINARS
CLE Presenter, “Recent Updates in Professional Malpractice Law,” Annual Tort Law Update

CLE Presenter, “Disqualification of Counsel,” February, 2017

CLE Presenter, “Client Autonomy for the Organizational Client,” Denver City Attorney’s Office, January 2015

CLE Presenter, “Client Autonomy and Professionalism,” DU Law’s Trial Advocacy Department , August 2015