Profile

Scott Eldredge

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


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 / legal issues, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, large product liability and mass tort litigation.

Mr. Eldredge has an active trial litigation practice and regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts. He has tried cases in Colorado, California and Montana. He was one of the first attorneys in the country to successfully sue on behalf of women injured by medications containing phenylpropanolomine (PPA). Along with other members of the firm, Mr. Eldredge has also maintained an active role in complex mass tort litigation involving Vioxx (including membership on the Plaintiffs' Science Committee), Zyprexa, and other pharmaceutical products.

The medical malpractice portion of Mr. Eldredge's practice has recently expanded to include 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 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. Recently, Mr. Eldredge participated in the Colorado and Denver Bar Association's CLE on Pharmaceutical Torts Cases in Colorado as a faculty member. Mr. Eldredge is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver College of Law.

Mr. Eldredge was awarded the honor of being named a Colorado Super Lawyer for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Super Lawyers represent an elite top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Colorado who are selected by peer review.

Mr. Eldredge has recently 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 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.

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Defective Drugs, Medical Devices, Defective Products and Diseases

Bar Admissions

Colorado

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

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

B.A., 1978, Colorado State University

Honors / Awards

Adjunct Professor, University of Denver, College of Law

Fellow, Colorado Bar Association Foundation

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Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America