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- Scott Jurdem, L.L.C.
Law Firm Overview
Get the Results you need - Our Winning Record Speaks for itself Our Mission:
Scott Jurdem is one of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in Colorado. Improve your chances of winning your case with JURDEM, LLC. This firm can point to recent wins in state and federal criminal defense, personal injury, sex offense cases, insurance bad faith, drug and controlled substance offense cases, driving under the influence, commercial and environmental litigation, and professional negligence. Jurdem, LLC has also represented many CU students in the Boulder courts and regularly advises CU students (accompanying them when necessary) concerning CU Judicial Affairs proceedings. Compare our case results with those of any other law firm BEFORE YOU HIRE-
Boulder, Denver, Front Range and Western Slope
Most recently in August, 2010, Mr. Jurdem and attorney Lisa Wayne, President Elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, represented a young man facing mandatory life in prison as an alleged sex offender for unlawful sexual contact by force. After the close of evidence in the Breckenridge Colorado trial, the jury returned a verdict of "not guilty" on all counts after only 20 minutes of deliberations. Earlier in the summer, Mr. Jurdem was able to achieve a "non-alcohol" resolution of charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving pending against a nineteen year old man arising from a roll over crash by a plea of guilty to a 4 point careless driving charge. In January 2010, Mr. Jurdem, associate attorney Ms. Ambrose and co-counsel John Portman commenced trial of a Denver man who had been incarcerated for almost one and one half years awaiting trial on charges of with First Degree Murder. Although this client has been held without bond for almost 18 months, the Chief Denver District Attorney on the case simply "gave up," dismissing all charges against this firm's client after two days of jury selection.
After commencing Jury trial on October 19, 2009 on behalf of his client injured in a collision with a drunk driver, Mr. Jurdem received a settlement of $450,000; an amount substantially above State Farm's final pre-trial offer. Recently, on April 29, 2009, Mr. Jurdem's client, seriously injured in a motorcycle accident received a settlement valued at $850,000. On March 5, 2009, Mr. Jurdem, having rejected a $300,000 settlement offer, obtained a personal injury verdict in an automobile/truck accident case for his seriously injured client from a Fort Collins, Colorado jury valued at $2,602,294.90. This verdict was recently affirmed by a unanimous panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals and is valued at $2,700,000. The interest continues to accrue at the 2010 rate of $214.49/day. (The separate Cost Judgment, of $25,742.31, was also upheld by the Appellate Court.)
On December 11, 2008, Mr. Jurdem's client, wrongfully charged as a sex offender with indecent exposure and disturbing the peace, was totally cleared when all charges against him were dismissed four days before jury trial was to commence in Jefferson County, Colorado. A record sealing proceeding for this client is pending. Earlier in the winter of 2008 Mr. Jurdem settled another auto crash case for in excess of $530,000.
In the fall of 2008, Mr. Jurdem won a felony criminal trial in Golden, Colorado and successfully settled a Boulder auto crash insurance bad faith case against State Farm in the same week. A few weeks earlier sex assault charges against his client in a confession case in eastern Colorado were totally dismissed the day before hearing. In August 2008, his client's third drunk driving charge was resolved with a speeding ticket in Fort Collins, Colorado. In June 2008 a jury in Eagle, Colorado returned a "not guilty" verdict on charges of sex assault on a child in a case defended by Mr. Jurdem and well known criminal attorney Lisa Wayne.
In July 2007 Mr. Jurdem again paired with Ms. Wayne to achieve a successful result for a Denver minister wrongly accused of Sexual Assault on a Child. In October 2007, Mr. Jurdem gained the jury trial acquittal of a man wrongly charged as a sex offender with indecent exposure in Denver, Colorado. In November 2007, Felony Cultivation of Marijuana charges were dismissed against Mr. Jurdem's client on the first day of trial in Brighton, Colorado. In the spring and summer of 2006 juries in two cases in Arapahoe and Boulder counties awarded his clients in excess of $800,000 in auto crash personal injury cases.
Result Oriented Representation
Our mission is to provide the absolute best possible representation to every client. Attorney Scott Jurdem was selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers Editions 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was the former head Public Defender in Denver and director of the regional office of the Public Defender in Colorado Springs; he is also a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal DefenseLawyers
We will aim to achieve the best results possible in your criminal defense or personal injury case. Contact us to discuss your case and learn about how we will work to achieve your legal objectives.
Excellence as the Goal
Over the past 30 years, attorney Scott Jurdem has consistently achieved this goal, establishing himself as a trial lawyer who provides excellent representation for every client. As a former director and current member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, his extensive trial and negotiation experience is an invaluable asset to our clients.
Having represented clients in over 100 trials, Mr. Jurdem has obtained multiple personal injury awards in excess of one million dollars and has two results in excess of TEN million dollars. He has also protected the rights of numerous clients facing criminal charges. Attorney Jurdem is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Frequent Case Types
Read more about the types of cases we often handle.
- Domestic Violence and Assault in Boulder, CO
- MDMA - Molly- Ecstasy Crimes in Boulder, CO
- Restraining Orders & Protection Orders in Boulder, CO
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- 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
Honors and Awards
- Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2011
West Practice Categories
Bad Faith Insurance, Business & Commercial, Business Organizations, Car Accident, Criminal Defense, DUI / DWI, Environmental, Legal Malpractice, Litigation & Appeals, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Personal Injury -- Defense, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Sexual Harassment, Toxic Torts, Transportation, Wrongful Death