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Burg Simpson Shareholder Seeks Justice for Victim of Sexual Assault

Burg Simpson Shareholder Seeks Justice for Victim of Sexual Assault

January 3, 2022 | 2 min read

Scott Eldredge Seeks Justice for a Victim of Sexual Assault in Aspen

Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer Scott J. Eldredge is currently representing a victim in a civil lawsuit in Aspen, Colorado. The case has been filed against Rev. Michael O’Brien, a former priest who stands accused of sexually assaulting Mr. Keegan Callahan. Mr. Callahan, who is now 24 years old, was a 7-year-old altar boy in Aspen when the alleged abuse began in approximately 2004.  Mr. Callahan has accused the priest of assaulting him over 300 times over a 4 year period. The lawsuit, filed in Denver District Court, also accuses the priest of beating the boy on occasions when the child resisted the priest’s physical demands.

Father Michael O’Brien has denied the claims made by Mr. Callahan in the complaint and is preparing to fight the allegations in court. The Aspen Police Department is currently conducting a criminal investigation into Callahan’s assertions. The Catholic Archdiocese is waiting for the Aspen Police Department to complete the inquiry before undertaking its own internal investigation.

Mr. Scott Eldredge, Mr. Callahan’s attorney from Burg Simpson Eldredge Harsh & Jardine, characterized the allegations as “horrific”, and said, “It was a repeated episode of abuse, and we are looking forward to trial.”

About Burg Simpson Shareholder Scott Eldredge

Named shareholder Scott Eldredge has been practicing law continuously with the firm since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1983. He maintains an active trial practice and appears regularly in state and federal courts throughout the country. An active member in the legal community, 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 longstanding member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization comprised of both plaintiff and defense attorneys dedicated to preserving trial by jury.

About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding and nationwide reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries, including big insurance companies, banks, and pharma. As a result, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.