David S. Woodruff


Recovered Nearly $100 Million for His Clients

Specializing in complex personal injury cases such as product liability and medical malpractice, Attorney David Woodruff is a seasoned, award-winning lawyer. In fact, he has achieved national recognition as a leading medical malpractice lawyer and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Throughout his career, he has obtained an estimated $100 million for his clients. Included in these recoveries are several record verdicts for the state of Colorado. He earned $15 million on behalf of a client in the largest medical malpractice arbitration jury verdict in Colorado history, as well as $4 million on behalf of a client in the largest jury verdict ever won in Larimer County, Colorado. In addition, Attorney Woodruff won the largest medical malpractice award in the history of the United States, in the amount of $70 million. As a result of this notable achievement, in 2012, the prestigious “Case of the Year” award was bestowed on Attorney Woodruff by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.


Although he was raised in a family of physicians, Attorney Woodruff decided to pursue law. After attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, he obtained his Masters degree from the University of Southern California. After that, he earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. During his time in law school, Attorney Woodruff was a mock trial champion and Presidential Scholar. Due to his skill in appellate advocacy and trial, Attorney Woodruff was inducted into the exclusive Order of Barristers.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining the team at Denver Trial Lawyers, Attorney Woodruff served as the Assistant Attorney General of Texas. He also spent a number of years with a multinational law firm and a mid-sized Colorado insurance defense firm, representing a variety of health care professionals and organizations in various healthcare-related claims.

Today, Attorney Woodruff’s practice is wholly devoted to representing the injured and their loved ones in catastrophic injury cases. He has handled a wide range of medical cases involving complex injuries.

Past Employment Positions

  • Attorney General of Texas, Assistant Attorney General, 1997 – 1999
  • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP, Associate, Complex Litigation, 1999 – 2001
  • Kennedy & Christophe, P.C., Denver, Colorado, 2001 – 2005

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® since 2014 - Medical Malpractice Litigation Plaintiffs
  • Colorado Super Lawyers from 2014 - 2017
  • Law Week Colorado, “Barristers Best 2014,” Best Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • 5280 Magazine, "Top Lawyers - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice" 2016 & 2017

5280 Magazine recently released its annual list of the very best attorneys in the Denver metro area. We’re proud to announce that our own Stephen Wahlberg and David Woodruff have been included. The magazine invited practicing attorneys in the Denver metro area to vote for the colleagues and contemporaries they respect most in 49 different legal specialties. David was recognized for his work in the medical malpractice field, while Stephen was acknowledged for his personal injury work.

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Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 – 2010, Board of Directors
  • Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Director
  • American Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers
  • Coaches a 5-Year Old Girls’ Soccer Team, the “Lady Bugs”

Fraternity Affiliation

  • Sigma Chi

Personal Life

In his spare time, Attorney Woodruff is a competitive triathlete, cyclist, and avid skier. He and his wife have four children.

  • $3,900,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $1,300,000

    Product Liabilty

  • $1,100,000

    Product Liabilty

  • $400,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $450,000

    Product Liabilty

  • $900,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $425,000

    Product Liabilty

  • $200,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $650,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $950,000

    Dangerous Drug

  • $500,000

    Car Accident

  • $300,000

    Car Accident

  • $1,500,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $70,000,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $15,000,000

    Medical Malpractice

  • $700,000

    Dangerous Drug

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