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Scott J. Eldredge

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Scott Eldredge is a named shareholder and has been practicing law continuously with the firm since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1983.  Mr. Eldredge’s legal practice focuses primarily on complex medical malpractice cases with a particular emphasis on birth injury cases.  Mr. Eldredge is a long-time member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.  He is also a long-time member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization comprised of both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys who are dedicated to the preservation of trial by jury.  He is the current president of the National Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Eldredge is in active trial practice, appearing regularly in both state and federal courts throughout the country.

Mr. Eldredge is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics and regularly presents seminars in Colorado as well as across the country.  He has made presentations to the American Association of Justice, The National Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Colorado Bar Association. He maintains an active role with the educational community in the Denver metropolitan area and has been an adjunct professor of law at The University of Denver Sturm College of Law since the late 1980s.

Mr. Eldredge has been selected multiple times for numerous honors and accolades. In 2016 he was given the Professionalism Award by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.  This award, given annually, is meant to acknowledge both highly professional conduct and exemplary advocacy skills. The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association awards this annual honor to a Plaintiff’s attorney. He has been named a Senior Life Fellow by the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He has been consistently recognized by Colorado Super Lawyers and has been named numerous times as a “Top 100” Attorney, most recently in 2020.  Mr. Eldredge was elected by members of the national legal community as one of the Best Lawyers in America for medical malpractice and was Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016, 2018, and 2020 in the area of medical malpractice law.  He has also met the standard of excellence for selection as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in Colorado each year since its inception.

 

Barrister’s Best People’s Choice Award, Law Week Colorado, Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer-Plaintiffs, 2010-2013 and 2019

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year 2020,” Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Denver

Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Rating

AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year" 2016 and 2018, Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Denver

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2013-2021

5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2015-2018

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

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

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

Top 100 Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers

Adjunct Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Fellow, Colorado Bar Association Foundation

Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2006-2021 and Top 100 Super Lawyers® Personal Injury Plaintiffs: Medical Malpractice, 2012-2016 and 2018-2021

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, 1984

U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Arizona

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

B.A., 1978, Colorado State University

Senior 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

The Denver Law Review - Volume 96 Symposium, Driven by Data: Empirical Studies in Civil Litigation and Health Law, February 8, 2019

"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

 February 23, 2021

Cincinnati Magazine Recognizes Shareholder Janet Abaray

Janet G. Abaray is featured in the March 2021 issue of Cincinnati Magazine in the “Women Who Move Cincinnati” section. Ms. Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability. She also represents plaintiffs in insurance and… Read more »

 February 16, 2021

Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Mendez Discusses Birth Trauma Cases

An article authored by Burg Simpson medical malpractice attorney, Charles Mendez, was recently published in the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal. In this article, Mr. Mendez provides a comprehensive analysis and discusses an important issue raised in a birth injury case that is currently on appeal. Mr. Mendez is an experienced trial lawyer and… Read more »

 February 15, 2021

Recent Court Ruling Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers

Burg Simpson Shareholder Peter Burg Interviewed by Channel 7 TV News on the Recent Court Ruling that Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers A ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding the waivers printed on lift-tickets and season-passes has raised concern among many of our state’s personal injury lawyers and victim advocates. The court of… Read more »

 February 10, 2021

Shareholder Melanie Bailey Appointed to the Elmiron Steering Committee

Burg Simpson shareholder Melanie S. Bailey was recently appointed by federal district Judge Brian R. Martinotti to help lead a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bailey will serve on the Elmiron MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and help advance the centralized litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs. The Elmiron lawsuits, centralized in the District of… Read more »

Denver, CO – Auto Wreck with Injuries on I-70 Blocks Highway

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on S Federal Blvd

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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