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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.

Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Rating

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

Best Lawyers® in America, 2013-2017

5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2015-2016

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, 2006-2016 (Personal Injury Plaintiffs: Medical Malpractice, Top 100, 2011 - 2016) and Top 100 Super Lawyers 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

Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

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

"Considering a Medical Malpractice Case Involving Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy Cases 101," The Trial Lawyer, Winter 2016 edition

"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

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

 December 7, 2016

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

The most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features a profile on Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray. In the feature, Ms. Abaray discusses some of the highlights of her career, the art of “looking around corners” in a case, taking on big pharma, and a well-known class action against the Bengals. Amongst her… Read more »

David Hersh Article Published in “Trial Talk”

 December 6, 2016

David Hersh Article Published in “Trial Talk”

Burg Simpson shareholder David Hersh was recently published in the October/November issue of Trial Talk, the official publication of The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. In the article entitled, “Never Give Up: Top Ten Lessons from Our Eight-Year Battle in the CDO Litigation about the Collapse of the U.S. Economy,” Mr. Hersh reviews the lessons learned… Read more »

Scott Eldredge named as recipient of 2016 Professionalism Award

 November 9, 2016

Scott Eldredge named as recipient of 2016 Professionalism Award

Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. proudly announces that shareholder Scott J. Eldredge will be receiving the 2016 Professionalism Award at tonight’s Legal Professionalism CLE and reception. Hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the event is held in honor of Legal Professionalism… Read more »

David P. Hersh Joins American Board of Trial Advocates

 November 7, 2016

David P. Hersh Joins American Board of Trial Advocates

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is delighted to announce that shareholder David P. Hersh has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national organization dedicated to protecting individuals’ rights through the preservation of the jury system and through elevating standards of integrity, honor,… Read more »

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

 November 2, 2016

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

All-Terrain Vehicles can be great fun, but with the fun can also come danger. Every year ATV accidents take the lives of recreational enthusiasts who ride these tricky vehicles without attention to proper safety guidelines. A tragic ATV accident in southwestern Colorado left to members of a Texas family injured and two more, dead. Some… Read more »

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

 October 26, 2016

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

When parents send their children to school, their expectation is that the children will be safe, cared for and protected from harm. Schools have responsibility for the well-being of the children they are educating. When a child is the victim of bullying, harassment or cyberbullying, and that child suffers emotional injury as a result, significant… Read more »

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

 October 19, 2016

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

The field of personal injury law has for some time included psychological and emotional injury, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe anxiety or depression. An increasing number of lawsuits, including consumer fraud suits, are being filed around the nation by LGBTQ adults who were exposed to conversion or “reparative” therapies as minors. Conversion… Read more »

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

 October 12, 2016

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

Bicycles and cars are vehicles that must share the roadway. They are generally subject to many of the same operating laws. So you would think that, by obeying the law, cars and vehicles could operate together in harmony. But in practice, cars and bicycles can be a dangerous mix because cyclists are hard to see,… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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