Scott Eldredge is a named shareholder 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 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 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.
Honors & Accolades
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 Distinguished Rating
Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year 2016 & 2018, Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Denver
Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2020
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 Lawyer, 2006-2020 (Personal Injury Plaintiffs: Medical Malpractice, Top 100, 2011 - 2016) and Top 100 Super Lawyers 2014 and 2019-2020
People’s Choice, Colorado’s Best Medical Malpractice Attorney, 2009
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Publications & Media
Trying Medical Malpractice Cases When There is a Failure to Diagnose Postpartum Preeclampsia, Law Week Colorado, January 20, 2020
When Cerebral Palsy is the Result of Medical Malpractice, Law Week Colorado, January 21, 2019
2019 - Colorado and Company Interview about Medical Malpractice: Birth Trauma and Cerebral Palsy - Interview
2019: Short Information and Promotion Videos
•Medical Malpractice - What Qualifies as a Strong Case?
Eldredge, Scott J. What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case? www.burgsimpson.com, commentary by Scott J. Eldredge, February 12, 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