Scott J. Eldredge


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.

  • Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year,” Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Denver, 2020
  • Barrister’s Best People’s Choice Award, Law Week Colorado, Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer-Plaintiffs, 2010-2013 and 2019
  • 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, 2013-2022
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2015-2018 and 2022
  • 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
  • ellow, Colorado Bar Association Foundation
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2006-2022 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, 2020
  • 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 Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • 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 -2021: Short Information and Promotion Videos

    • Failure to Diagnose
    • Birth Injuries | Birth Trauma
    • Medical Malpractice Cases are Difficult and Expensive
    • Medical Malpractice – What Qualifies as a Strong Case?
    • Preeclampsia
  • Eldredge, Scott J. “What Makes A Good Medical Malpractice Case?”, 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
  • 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

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