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Scott Jurdem

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boulder, CO

Jurdem LLC
820 Pearl Street, Suite H
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-402-6717
Fax: 303-402-6718
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1976
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

A state and federal criminal defense lawyer, Scott Jurdem of Jurdem, LLC, is featured in The US News and World Report Best Lawyers in America. He has over four decades of experience representing clients in Colorado focusing on Boulder, Denver, Adams County (Brighton), Jefferson County (Golden), Arapahoe County, Larimer County (Fort Collins), Weld County (Greeley), El Paso County (Colorado Springs), and the western slope including Eagle, Vail, Breckenridge, and Aspen. His focus extends to all varieties of criminal defense including sex offenses, domestic violence offenses, drug and controlled substance offenses, OIEC and other student conduct matters, DUI and traffic  matters as well as serious personal injury and automobile cases.

Jurdem, LLC itself is included in The US News and World Report Best Law Firms in America. Mr. Jurdem was also selected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA) and a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and past Board Director, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Jurdem is also certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Jurdem is the former director of the state's two largest public defender offices Denver and Colorado Springs.

In 1973, he graduated from State University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts, then attended the University of Colorado Law School, where he obtained a Juris Doctor in 1976. Mr. Jurdem is a member of a long list of professional organizations, including the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Boulder County Bar Association.

Through his extensive career, Mr. Jurdem has obtained numerous verdicts of not guilty and acquittals in all kinds of criminal cases as reflected in the case results section of Jurdem, LLC's website. Mr. Jurdem has earned a substantial amount of compensation for clients in personal injury cases including several verdicts of over 1 million dollars and two over 10 million dollars.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Sex Offenses, Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Scott Jurdem

First Admitted: 1976, Colorado

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Educational Background

  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, B.A., 1973


Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Board of Trial Advocates, 2015
  • New York, 1980
  • Former Director, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Boulder County Bar Association
  • Colorado, 1976
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Lifetime Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1976
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2021
  • Nomination and Admission to the American Board of Trial Lawyers (ABOTA) 
  • Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2019


  • “Scott is an excellent trial lawyer”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Scott Jurdem

820 Pearl Street
Suite H
Boulder, CO 80302

Phone: 303-402-6717

Fax: 303-402-6718

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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