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Scott J. Eldredge


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Mr. Eldredge has been practicing law continuously with the firm since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1983. Mr. Eldredge’s practice focuses on complex medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death and large product liability cases, as well as mass tort litigation.

Mr. Eldredge was recognized as Barristers’ Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer by Law Week Colorado in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and received the People’s Choice Award as Colorado’s Best Medical Malpractice Attorney in 2009. Mr. Eldredge is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Mr. Eldredge has an active litigation practice and regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts. He has handled cases throughout the country. Mr. Eldredge focuses his practice on medical malpractice cases, and this area of law includes cases involving claims for damages arising from inadequate or substandard hospital and clinic protocols, as well as damages resulting from substandard care rendered by medical professionals. Mr. Eldredge is engaged in medical malpractice cases focusing on informed consent and other physician-patient communication issues, as well as breaches in preventative care. He has successfully handled cases in birth trauma, failure to diagnose heart attacks and failure to diagnose cancer cases, among many others.

Mr. Eldredge is a frequent lecturer throughout the country on a variety of topics, and regularly presents seminars to the Colorado and national legal community. Additionally, Mr. Eldredge maintains an active role with the educational community in the Denver Metropolitan area. Mr. Eldredge has made presentations to the AAJ, and the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Mr. Eldredge is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Scott Eldredge has been selected by members of the national legal community as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law. Best Lawyers publishes a book each year listing those individuals recognized as professionals who continue their education in an effort to stay current in their chosen profession and continue to distinguish themselves among their peers. Professionally, the book is considered to be the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Mr. Eldredge was chosen as a member of this distinguished group because he has displayed an exemplary commitment to his profession, his community and his clients.

Mr. Eldredge was awarded the honor of being named a Colorado Super Lawyer for the years 2006-2015. Super Lawyers represent an elite top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Colorado who are selected by peer review. Mr. Eldredge has also met the standard of excellence for selection as one of the The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Eldredge has also been recognized as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is determined by invitation only. Membership includes placement of a maximum of 3,500 Fellows, who are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Personal Injury Law

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Defective Products and Diseases

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2016,” Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Denver

Best Lawyers® in America, 2013-2016

"Top Lawyer 2015," by 5280 Magazine

Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, United States – Plaintiff, Mass Tort/Product Liability, 2013

Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, Colorado – Plaintiffs, 2013

Barrister’s Best People’s Choice Award, Law Week Colorado, Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer, 2010-2013

Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers

Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Fellow, Colorado Bar Association Foundation

Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006-2015 (Personal Injury Plaintiffs: Medical Malpractice, Top 100, 2011 - 2015) and Top 100 Super Lawyer 2014

People’s Choice, Colorado’s Best Medical Malpractice Attorney, 2009

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Colorado, 1983

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1983

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

J.D., 1983, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law

B.A., 1978, Colorado State University

The National Trial Lawyers

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

"Investigating the Defendant: The Landscape is Changing," presentation to CTLA members, 2015 CTLA Convention, Snowmass, Colorado, August 8, 2015

"Protecting Your Legal Rights," lecture, Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation, October, 2014

CTLA webinar, "Power Morcellation Liability Issues," March, 2015

Burg Simpson Amends Tainted Wine Complaint

 October 8, 2015

Burg Simpson Amends Tainted Wine Complaint

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC filed an important consumer class action in Los Angeles, California on March 19, 2015 alleging that 83 different types of wine produced in California contain levels of inorganic arsenic that significantly exceed the level found to be acceptable by California, in some instances over five times the safe… Read more »

Burg Simpson Annual Scholarship Competition

 September 29, 2015

Burg Simpson Annual Scholarship Competition

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is once again offering its annual scholarship competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition is based upon written essays and aims to teach the next generation about the importance of the jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties. Burg Simpson is… Read more »

$14 Million Awarded to Ironbridge Residents

 September 9, 2015

$14 Million Awarded to Ironbridge Residents

20 homeowners in the Ironbridge subdivision near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, are waiting to see if a judge will decide to uphold the ruling of the jury, awarding them nearly $7 million in damages due to sinking homes in the housing development. The jury awarded over $6.7 million to the 20 homeowners, assigning full responsibility to… Read more »

Examining the Client-Attorney Relationship from a Psychological Perspective

 August 19, 2015

Examining the Client-Attorney Relationship from a Psychological Perspective

Burg Simpson attorney Rick Bailey recently co-authored “Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship”, with David Stevens Ph.D. for publication in the Western Michigan University Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law [Vol.16.3 2014]. This article examines factors that contribute to how attorneys and clients may be at risk for misunderstanding each other’s… Read more »

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist policy exhaustion clause held void and unenforceable by Colorado Court of Appeals

 May 24, 2015

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist policy exhaustion clause held void and unenforceable by Colorado Court of Appeals

In a very important decision on May 21, 2015 by the Colorado Court of Appeals, the court decided that exhaustion clauses in uninsured/underinsured motorist policies are void and unenforceable under Colorado law. Most all auto policies in Colorado that provide underinsured motorist coverage include a clause stating that an insured cannot make a claim for… Read more »

Proposed Legislation May Cost Homeowners Their Rights

 April 2, 2015

Proposed Legislation May Cost Homeowners Their Rights

The Aurora Sentinel’s article talks about proposed legislation to help regulate construction of affordable housing in Colorado. If you’re a homeowner, the regulations mean that you may lose your rights to hold your builder accountable for cheap or shoddy construction. Read the full article by Dave Perry, Aurora Sentinel Editor, here.

Ring of Fire: Privatization of Justice

 October 13, 2015

Ring of Fire: Privatization of Justice

Farron Cousins interviews attorney and shareholder Dave Hersh about the way that large corporations remove the public’s right to a trial by jury. It’s all in the fine print – when purchasing certain goods or services, such as a cell phone or bank account, we could be agreeing to not sue the business who created… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Wall Street is Bankrupting Cities

 October 5, 2015

Ring of Fire: Wall Street is Bankrupting Cities

Through predatory lending and investing, Wall Street banks are now effectively driving some cities into bankruptcy. Michael Burg explains what is happening with variable rate demand bonds in many municipalities.

Ring of Fire: Obstruction of Justice

 September 28, 2015

Ring of Fire: Obstruction of Justice

Michael Burg will tell us how, and why, the Republican Party is holding President Obama’s judicial nominees hostage.

Ring of Fire: Domestic Spying

 September 21, 2015

Ring of Fire: Domestic Spying

AT&T has been helping the US spy on its own citizens, and Michael Burg explains how the telecom giant became the U.S. government’s number one data miner.

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 September 4, 2015

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10 important things about Burg Simpson

 September 4, 2015

10 important things about Burg Simpson

Why choose Burg Simpson? The answers speak for themselves.

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