Scott Jurdem

Scott Jurdem

Boulder, Colorado
(303) 402-6717

Mr. Jurdem's skills as a trial lawyer were honed over the course of a 35 year career and are well known in the State of Colorado. His achievements include selection to the Best Lawyers in America (2016), Nomination and admission to the exclusive American Board of Trial Lawyers (ABOTA), over ten years selected as a Colorado Super Lawyer, an honor reserved for the top five percent of Colorado attorneys, and Board Certification as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Jurdem's successes in the personal injury and civil arena include two verdicts in excess of ten million dollars and many others in excess of one million dollars.

A licensed attorney in Boulder since 1976, Scott Jurdem has broad experience including serving as Director of the Denver and Colorado Springs Public Defender Offices. Attorney Sarah Croog is an experienced litigation attorney who has received favorable results for her clients in both criminal and civil matters. For examples of how we have helped people when they needed it most, please see some of our case results.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal and State Criminal Defense
  • Drug crimes including marijuana and cocaine possession and distribution
  • Defense of sex offenses
  • Defense of domestic violence offenses
  • Driving while intoxicated (DUI & DWI) and traffic offenses
  • White collar crime and securities fraud
  • CU Office of Student Conduct Matters
  • Serious personal Injury and wrongful death
  • Commercial litigation and business torts
  • Automobile accidents and injuries
  • Professional malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1976
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1976


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • Juris Doctor - 1976
  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1973

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nomination and Admission to the exclusive American Board of Trial Lawyers (ABOTA)
  • Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, Selected for over ten years
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lifetime Member
  • Boulder County Bar Association, Member
  • NORML, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Former Director and Member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Public Defender, Fort Collins, Colorado, Deputy State Public Defender, 1977
  • Office of the Public Defender, Golden, Colorado, State Public Defender, Senior Trial Deputy, 1977 - 1982
  • Office of the Public Defender, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Regional Director, 1982 - 1984
  • Office of the Public Defender, Denver, Colorado, Regional Director, 1984 - 1988
  • Branney, Hillyard, Kudla & Jurdem, Partner, 1988 - 1993
  • Buchanan, Jurdem & Zulauf, P.C., 1993 - 2000
  • Buchanan, Jurdem & Cederberg, P.C., 2000 - 2008
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