Craig S. Nuss,
the co-practice group leader of the Construction Defects department at Burg Simpson, is a Colorado native born in Brush in 1960. He obtained a bachelor degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1988. Mr. Nuss begin his legal career in 1989 with a large Denver insurance defense firm focusing on construction defect and personal injury claims. He eventually started his own firm in 1996, where he continued representing builders and subcontractors in construction defect cases.
Since 1989, Mr. Nuss has handled more than 70 civil jury trials in Colorado state and federal courts. He has taught many continuing legal education courses to fellow attorneys concerning insurance law and trial tactics.
Mr. Nuss has Martindale-Hubbell’s top Preeminent AV rating and has been listed to Colorado Super Lawyers since 2007. In 2003, Mr. Nuss become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only, international trial lawyer organization.
In 2012, Mr. Nuss joined Sullan2, Sandgrund, Perczak & Nuss, P.C. as a principal, and joined Burg Simpson in January of 2014.
Honors & Accolades
5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2016 - 2020
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Civil Plaintiff, 2014-2017, 2020
Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2020
Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2020
AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Recipient, David Bernard Foundation Aviation Law Award
Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta, 1986
Publications & Media
2019: Short Information and Promotional Videos
•Meet our Attorneys - Craig Nuss, Construction Defects Shareholder
•How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? - What is the CDARA Process?
•Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits - Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose
Editor in Chief, University of Denver School of Law Transportation Law Journal, 1987
Lectures & Seminars
How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Colorado, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, 2004
Defending Minor Impact Cases, Colorado Claims Association, 1999
Trial Academy Instructor, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009
Trial Academy Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), August 1999