Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.
Mari Perczak is the co-practice group leader of the Construction Defects department at Burg Simpson. She and her department have achieved Tier 1 status by US News and World Report, which is the highest-ranking available. Ms. Perczak has more than thirty years of experience as a Colorado trial lawyer and has successfully handled many large construction defect cases for Colorado homeowners and homeowner associations. In 2020, Ms. Perczak was lead trial counsel in a lengthy arbitration where she and her team of construction defect trial lawyers, secured a $19.48 million award for a 17-building, 82-unit residential common interest, townhome community in Aurora, Colorado. Also in 2020, Ms. Perczak obtained a $28.55 million settlement for a Boulder County townhome community experiencing foundation and concrete movement due to swelling soils activated by poor grading and drainage, as well as other defects. She obtained a verdict in excess of $6 million for her clients when she handled a four-week jury trial in Glenwood Springs involving twenty severely damaged homes. In 2012, Ms. Perczak and her co-counsel obtained the largest reported residential construction defect verdict in Colorado of $17 million. Known for her hard work and tenacity, Mari has brought many favorable verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements for her clients.
Those in the legal community are familiar with Ms. Perczak’s formidable skills and abilities. Retired Judge Christopher Cross in Final Arbitration Award commented on Ms. Perczak’s experience: “She has earned a reputation in the legal community for her litigation skill, ethical behavior, and professionalism.” Attorney Jonathan Pray, Brownstein Hyatt said, “The reputation of the construction defect practice group within Burg Simpson is unparalleled in this state. No firm or practice group in Colorado has more experience litigating residential construction defect disputes, and especially disputes involving geotechnical and foundation issues. Ms. Perczak is one of the deans of the Colorado construction defect bar.
Ms. Perczak has obtained many successful awards for her clients, including:
Ms. Perczak’s practice focuses on representing homeowners and homeowner associations in construction defect and defective building products cases. Ms. Perczak has successfully resolved construction defect lawsuits involving:
Ms. Perczak presents educational seminars to attorneys and property managers on issues relating to construction defect litigation, trials, and evidence preservation. She has served on educational committees for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is a past member of CAI’s board of directors.
Ms. Perczak has earned the top rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s leading legal directory. The rating reflects a lawyer’s expertise, competence, and adherence to ethical and professional responsibilities. Ms. Perczak is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.
Married with three children, Mari spends her free time with her two daughters competing in equestrian events.