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David K. TeSelle

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SHAREHOLDER David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and Preferred Shareholder who leads the Complex Commercial Trial Department at Burg Simpson. He has successfully tried numerous cases to jury verdicts over his 25-year career. Mr. TeSelle was a lead lawyer successful in obtaining one of the largest verdicts in Arizona history ($58.5 million) representing victims […]

Morgan L. Carroll

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SPECIAL COUNSEL Morgan Carroll is Special Counsel with Burg Simpson. She served in the Colorado House for 4 years and in the Colorado Senate for 8 years, including as the Senate President and Senate Majority Leader. As President, she co-sponsored the update to Colorado’s trafficking laws in 2014. During that time, she passed legislation to […]

Lauren M. Knapp

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ASSOCIATE Lauren Knapp is a civil trial lawyer. She focuses her practice on complex commercial matters that include contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and more. Prior to joining Burg Simpson, Ms. Knapp was a Deputy District Attorney at the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in the Special Victim’s Unit. In that unit, she […]

Rebecca Bender

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The following excerpt is from Rebecca Benders’ website. Rebecca is a social activist, thought leader, and consultant who equips professionals and organizations to identify and fight human trafficking. She was appointed to the U.S. National Advisory Council and regularly testifies as an expert witness in court. Her specialized training has equipped well over 100,000 professionals […]

Melissa Kaiser

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Melissa Kaiser is an independent consultant in the anti-human trafficking field. She was the first Human Trafficking Navigator hired for Eastern North Dakota, contracted with the North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force. Melissa was employed with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation as their first Victim/Witness Specialist, and assisted in creating the integrated victim services and […]

Wade Arvizu

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Wade is a Senior Programs Specialist at The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, an international funding organization dedicated to building a survivor-centric anti-trafficking movement. As a networker, strategist, and visionary, he seeks genuine connections and approaches people with curiosity, connecting world leaders to build mutually beneficial trust-based partnerships. He values lived and professional experience […]

Maria Tell

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Maria Tell is a Fort Collins native and a graduate of The University of Colorado Denver with a bachelor’s in criminal justice. She is working on completing her master’s in criminal justice, continually supports undercover sex trafficking operations with The Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement, and conducts trainings and presentations throughout the […]