Exclusive Criminal
Defense Representation
For Over 46 Years

Our attorneys, Scott Jurdem and Sarah Croog, have spent their entire legal careers defending people and protecting their rights.

Premier Trial Lawyer in Boulder, CO

Scott Jurdem is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in Colorado. At Jurdem, LLC, he and his team have built a reputation for success
in the most difficult of criminal defense and personal injury cases.

Our Practice Areas

Sex Offenses

Criminal Defense

Personal Injury

Commercial Litigation & Business Torts

Our lawyers have defended against a wide range of misdemeanors and felonies, from sex offenses to hit-and-run charges to drug possession.

Do You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?

Without experienced and effective representation, criminal charges can permanently alter the course of your life. Even minor criminal charges on your record can seriously limit your ability to secure employment, an education and/or a place to live. It is always important to have the most effective criminal defense representation possible because only an experienced lawyer can help you minimize or eliminate entirely the consequences of being charged with a crime.

At Jurdem, LLC, our Boulder criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the most effective criminal defense available. They have developed a track record of success over the years, and they continue to build that record with each client they represent.

Helping Accident Victims Get Compensation For Their Injuries

Our attorneys help people who have been injured from negligence or the careless acts of others. Their extensive trial experience and familiarity with courtroom strategies used by the insurance industry has resulted in positive outcomes for our clients. They represent people who have been injured because of motor vehicle accidents, unsafe products, and dangerous conditions in buildings or on public or private land. Our lawyers also hold health care workers and other professionals accountable for negligent acts.

A Record Of Success In Criminal Defense Representation

Attorney Scott Jurdem has honed his skills as a trial lawyer over the course of his 42-year career, and he is well known in the state of Colorado. His achievements include designation on the Best Lawyers in America list from 2019 to 2022, with the organization also recognizing him with its Lawyer of the Year award in 2022. He also earned a nomination and admission to the exclusive American Board of Trial Lawyers (ABOTA), and was selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers for 15 years, an annual honor reserved for the top 5% of Colorado attorneys. In addition, he is board certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Jurdem’s successes in the personal injury and civil arenas include two verdicts in excess of $10 million and many others of more than $1 million.

A licensed attorney in Boulder since 1976, Mr. Jurdem has broad background, including serving as director of the Denver and Colorado Springs public defender offices. Attorney Sarah Croog is an experienced litigation lawyer who has received favorable results for her clients in both criminal and civil matters. For examples of how our attorneys have helped people when they needed it most, please see some of our case results.

Representative Cases


On May 13, 2024 a jury returned a verdict under Colorado’s new civil rights law finding that a former Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who is now an officer at the…


On April 4, 2022, our client was punched and kicked by Taylor after he spit on Taylor. At the time of the incident, Terming was being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours…


On June 14, 2024, our client was acquitted of all 10 separate unlawful sexual contact charges against him after a two-week jury trial. This was the second trial in this case which began with ten…