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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

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

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Members Welcome Reeves D. Whalen

 September 20, 2016

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Members Welcome Reeves D. Whalen

Denver, Colorado – America’s Top 100 Attorneys ™ have named Burg Simpson shareholder Reeves D. Whalen a Lifetime Achievement Member for his legal achievements, professional experience and community involvement. Selection as a lifetime achievement member is based on a broad array of criteria, including professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community… Read more »

The National Trial Lawyers Discuss “Trial By Fire” With Author Mike Burg

 September 19, 2016

The National Trial Lawyers Discuss “Trial By Fire” With Author Mike Burg

Denver, Colorado – Mike Burg, Burg Simpson founding shareholder and author of “Trial By Fire, One Man’s Battle of End Corporate Greed and Save Lives”, was recently interviewed by Larry Bodine, editor and publisher of The National Trial Lawyers. In the interview, Bodine and Burg discuss humor and hard work, determination and dedication, politics and… Read more »

Peter W. Burg Selected as America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member

 September 14, 2016

Peter W. Burg Selected as America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Member

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W. Burg has recently been named an America’s Top 100 Attorneys ™ Lifetime Achievement Member for his legal achievements, professional experience and community involvement. Selection as a lifetime achievement member is the result of a careful screening process through third-party research and statistical analysis based on a broad… Read more »

David P. Hersh Appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc.

 September 12, 2016

David P. Hersh Appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc.

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is proud to announce that shareholder David P. Hersh has been appointed to the Board of Directors for CLE in Colorado, Inc. Mr. Hersh was appointed to the Board as a representative of the Colorado Bar Association. CLE in Colorado, Inc. (Colorado Bar Association CLE)… Read more »

Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Insurance Company Conduct “Unreasonable”

 August 25, 2016

Colorado Court of Appeals Finds Insurance Company Conduct “Unreasonable”

Today, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of a policyholder and against an insurance company that delayed payment of benefits owed. After the policyholder and insurance company disagreed on how much was owed under the policy for hail damage to the roofs at a townhome complex, they used the appraisal process… Read more »

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

 August 18, 2016

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

Last month at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, a crowd of over 100 were treated to an evening with Burg Simpson attorney and author, Mike Burg. Speaking about his new book, Trial By Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, Mike discussed his childhood and his motivations that… Read more »

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

 August 12, 2016

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?

Many cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by the regular use of talcum powder. Talc is a mineral made up of silicon, magnesium and oxygen. Because of its unique ability to absorb moisture, talc is common ingredient in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and other household products… Read more »

Contaminated Olympus Endoscope Lead to Outbreak of Fatal Bacterial Infections

 July 28, 2016

Contaminated Olympus Endoscope Lead to Outbreak of Fatal Bacterial Infections

Olympus’ Surgical Scope Exposes Patients to Risk of Infection Medical device manufacturer Olympus Medical Systems Corp. (Olympus) is under investigation because its surgical device has been linked to serious infections, including some strains of drug-resistant bacteria known as “superbugs.” Olympus manufactures and sells a device called a duodenoscope that is used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography… 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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