Trial by Fire: One Man?s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives by Mike BurgTrial by Fire: One Man?s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives by Mike Burg

Trial by Fire: One Man?s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives

byMike BurgAs told byJosh Young

Hardcover | June 21, 2016

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In the face of corporate bullies, one lawyer's passion and persistence paid off.

Bullied as a Jewish kid in the hardscrabble neighborhoods of Chicago, Mike Burg had to learn how to fight at a young age. As an adult who started his own law firm from scratch that fire#151;and understanding of the underdog#151;still burns and makes him one of America’s top trial lawyers fighting for consumers’ rights.

InTrial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, read about Burg’s unwavering personal constitution to stand up for the weary, the weak, and the downtrodden at all costs. Follow the justice as he takes on a negligent gas company and wins not only financial settlement for victims but dramatic changes to a city’s pipelines to save thousands of lives. Cheer him on as he leads hundreds of individuals against companies shilling drugs such as Fen-Phen, Yaz, Zyprexa, and Pradaxa. Empathize with him as he fights an eight-year battle against UBS Warburg for knowingly selling risky mortgages to investors before collecting compensation. Root him on as he files a sweeping action against 28 California wineries to force them to stop selling toxic wine contaminated with arsenic.

Representing everyone from the Little Rascals to Ralph Tamm in the first NFL steroid case, Burg has lived a thousand lives.Trial by Fireshows that, like with every victory in the courtroom, he doubles down for the next adventure. Performing stand-up comedy alongside Roseanne Barr, golfing with Michael Jordan, and attending President George W. Bush’s inauguration with President Bush’s father, Burg has a story to tell.

His undeniably explosive personality and inspiring tale#151;complete with theatrics, eccentricities, excitement, humor, and maybe just a hint of craziness#151;will make you laugh, leave you in disbelief, and, most of all, inspire you.
Since being admitted to the practice of law in 1976,Mike Burghas enjoyed a highly successful career that clearly places him at the pinnacle of the legal profession. He is an outstanding trial attorney who has dedicated his life to fighting for the underdog, and to protecting the rights of Americans to a trial by jury. Mike is the recip...
Title:Trial by Fire: One Man?s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save LivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:June 21, 2016Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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Editorial Reviews

“Michael doesn’t just talk the talk and walk the walk. He is an arsonist in the law. His corporate smack downs are the stuff of legend. This is a must read for anyone even remotely interested in the subject.”—Mark Geragos, CNN Legal Correspondent and criminal defense lawyer, inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2016“Look behind most stories where true justice has prevailed and you will typically find a tenacious, uncompromising individual who struggled and sacrificed mightily to bring about the birth of justice. Michael Burg is one of those individuals. For thirty years he has shown up in courtrooms from New York to Los Angeles with one goal in mind—Justice. This book gives you a look behind those stories.”—Mike Papantonio, trial attorney instrumental in the tobacco and asbestos litigation, inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2015“He’s always prepared. He knows his material; he’s very bright; he’s very dogged and yet cooperative with opposing counsel. He is also extremely cooperative with the court and well respected by fellow attorneys on the plaintiff’s side. His leadership was extremely important in resolving about 2,000 to 2,500 cases. He played a role in coordinating state courts and the ultimate resolution of the cases by settlement.”—The Honorable David Katz, U. S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Ohio“Michael Burg is an attorney who exemplifies the mission of the American Association for Justice—promoting a fair and effective justice system, and supporting the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. This book demonstrates the lengths to which he is willing to go in order to achieve that result! He is a true defender of the American justice system.”—Lisa Blue Baron, past president, American Association for Justice, inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2015“Trial by Fire is more than a book—it is a work of art, methodology, and inspiration! It is the ultimate must-read for all who seek to be leaders, managers, mothers and fathers, advocates and coaches, and the keepers of the promise to make this a better world.”—John F. Romano, trial attorney, inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2016