Law School Scholarship

CHECKS AND BALANCES – SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The 2021 Scholarship contest is over and we are no longer accepting applications. The winner will be announced soon!

2022 Law School Scholarship Contest

The jury trial system is a vital part of America’s system of checks and balances. Checks and balances create a strong judicial system within our government which relies upon a jury trial option. The Founding Fathers believed that jury trials prevent tyranny by allowing the citizens serving on the jury to be the final decision makers.

Jury trials are unique to America’s democracy and justice system, and are a constitutional right not found in many other countries.

The best written and most compelling essay will be selected by the team at Denver Trial Lawyers ® and the winner will receive an award of $1,000 to be put towards their law school tuition.

In addition, we will publish the winner's essay on our website and share it through all of our social media channels.

Scholarship Overview

Denver Trial Lawyers ® wants to know what does justice mean to you? Our Denver serious injury attorneys are asking YOU, the citizen, to write a compelling and strong 750+ word essay.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into an ABA accredited law school in the United States as of the fall 2021 semester.
  • Applicants must submit their essay and other required information by Monday, November 1, 2022.

Scholarship FAQ:

  • What is the deadline for submission?

    Applications must be received no later than Monday, November 1, 2022.

  • When will the winner be selected and notified?

    The winner will be selected and notified by no later than Monday, December 20, 2022.

LANDMARK VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

Hundred of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • Birth Injury Involving Misuse of Drug to Induce Labor $70 Million

    $70 million arbitration award, the largest known medical malpractice arbitration award in U.S. history. David S Woodruff handled this birth injury case involving an HMO labor/delivery unit that misused Cytotec, a drug used to induce labor.

  • Settlement for Individuals Injured by a Defective Product $23 Million

    Settlement for group of individuals injured by a defective product. Dan was a member of a national team of lawyers who helped secure this settlement. The largest single settlement in the country was paid to Dan’s individual client.

  • Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in Colorado $22.3 Million

    $22.3 million medical malpractice settlement. In 2016 David Woodruff obtained the largest known medical malpractice settlement in Colorado.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict for Victim of Paralysis $15 Million

    A jury handed down a $15 million verdict to a man who was paralyzed from the chest down just hours after a doctor at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs discharged him. It’s the largest sum ever awarded in a medical malpractice suit in Colorado.

  • Drunk Driving Accident Resulting in Rollover Collision $8.91 Million

    Rollover collision – Steve Wahlberg represented the driver of a vehicle struck by a drunk driver. The Court entered judgment of $4,455,000 including 1.5 million in physical impairment, $4,455,000 in punitive damages.

  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Resulting in Catastrophic Injury $8 Million

    An attorney from our firm served as lead counsel in a contested liability accident involving a commercial vehicle. Our client was catastrophically injured and he successfully negotiated a $8,000,000 settlement on her behalf.

  • Birth Injury Verdict Involving a Misplaced Device $7.2 Million

    $7 million medical malpractice jury verdict. David Woodruff handled this birth injury case, which culminated in a 2-week jury trial in Colorado Springs. The case involved a physician who misplaced a “vacuum extraction device” while delivering the infant.

  • The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Colorado in 2016 $6 Million

    Steve Wahlberg received the largest personal injury verdict in Colorado in 2016. They represented a pedestrian who was run over by a bus. The jury awarded the fourth largest verdict in Colorado History for permanent physical impairment.

  • Truck Accident Settlement for Client Struck by Falling Cargo $5 Million

    Mr. Nimmo settled a case on behalf of his client who was severely injured when he was struck by falling cargo that fell from a trailer.

  • Settlement for Woman Injured by Defective Cream Whipper $5 Million

    $5 million defective product settlement. David Woodruff represented a young woman severely injured by a “cream whipper” that exploded in her face, fracturing her skull in 7 places, causing extensive brain injury and permanent damage to her vestibular system.

Client testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Parker Stinar is astonishingly patient, thorough, and has the ability to communicate in laymen’s terms, putting things in terms I could understand. He always maintained a positive attitude, even in times I felt discouraged and lost.”

    - Brian M.
  • “Dan Sloane is very professional and impressed me during negotiations with his clever strategies. He sincerely cares and seeks justice. Dan knows what he's doing and won our case for us.”

    - Julie D.
  • “David Woodruff and his team worked long and hard for my settlement. They were able to get more than I expected. I would highly recommend them.”

    - Heather N.
  • “Michael Nimmo took my case that a dozen other lawyers rejected. He was incredibly thorough backing up everything with my doctors. He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute. He won the case and the award helped me to transition to retirement b”

    - Patty M.
  • “Throughout the entire process, Stephen Wahlberg and his staff were professional, timely, and went above and beyond in their empathetic approach to the family and diligence and confidence in pursuing the case. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

    - Catrina A.
  • “Dan Sloane of Denver Trial Lawyer was always there and helped guide me step by step through the process. He made the case easier for me to understand. I recommend him highly! Very trustworthy!”

    - Esther G.

Why Hire Denver Trial Lawyers

  • Hundreds of Millions in Recoveries

    We have represented thousands of individuals against insurance companies and corporations, recovering hundreds of millions in the process.

  • A Voice for Change

    Attorneys at our firm have been at the helm of cases that have gone on to influence legislation, change laws, and impact society for the better.

  • We Won't Settle For Less

    We are trial lawyers through and through, and we will take your case as far as it can go.

  • No Cost Unless We Win

    We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if we win your case.

  • Serving Our Community

    Giving back to our community is extremely important to us. We support a number of charitable programs.

  • A Passion for Justice

    Our goal is to level the playing field between our clients and the large companies and corporations they are up against.

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