Scott Eldredge

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.
40 Inverness Dr. East
Englewood, CO 80112
303-792-5595
www.burgsimpson.com


Scott Eldredge is a named partner, and has been practicing continuously with the firm since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1982.  Mr. Eldredge’s 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 in 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 2019.  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 and 2018 in the area of professional 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.

PRACTICE AREAS

Medical Malpractice

HONORS & ACCOLADES

Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Rating

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

Best Lawyers® in America, 2013-2019

5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2015-2018

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, 2006-2019 (Personal Injury Plaintiffs: Medical Malpractice, Top 100, 2011 - 2016) and Top 100 Super Lawyers 2014 and 2019

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

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Colorado, 1983

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

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1984

U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

EDUCATION

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

B.A., 1978, Colorado State University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

2019: Short Information and Promotion Videos
       
  • Medical Malpractice - What Qualifies as a Strong Case?

When Cerebral Palsy is the Result of Medical Malpractice, Law Week Colorado, January 21, 2019

"Malpractice reforms could ease physician burdens," Medical Economics, June 25,2017

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

LECTURES & SEMINARS

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