Craig A. Sargent


With over 35 years of experience handling civil litigation matters, Craig Sargent’s litigation practice includes medical cases involving malpractice defense, medical practice management, and drug and medical device litigation. Throughout his career, Craig has represented healthcare providers from virtually all medical and surgical specialties, psychologists/psychiatrists, nurses, and other ancillary and physician extenders in professional negligence cases and in licensing and disciplinary proceedings. Craig has served as a Hearing Officer in hospital credentialing matters including all aspects of pre-hearing discovery, pre-hearing evidentiary and legal issues, presiding over credentialing hearings, and post-hearing matters. Craig also handles business and commercial litigation, trucking accident litigation, and catastrophic injury cases. He has experience in breach of contract, insurance bad faith, general insurance defense, and construction litigation.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202


JD: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1988
BA: The Ohio State University, 1984, Philosophy


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Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, 2008-2019

  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and Defense Research Institutes: Exceptional Performance Citation, 2008-2009

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Recognizing Nation’s Top One Percent, 2017-Present

  • Craig v. Carlson, 161 P.3d 648 (Colo. 2007)
  • Sereff v. Steedle, 167 P.3d 135 (Colo. 2007)
  • Sereff v. Steedle, 148 P.3d 192 (Colo.App. 2005)
  • Craig v. Carlson, 2005 Colo. App. LEXIS 1513 (Colo.App.2005)
  • Hardesty v. Pino, 2004 Colo.App. LEXIS 1519 (Colo.App.2004)
  • Liscio v. Pinson, 83 P.3d 1149 (Colo.App. 2003)
  • Russel v. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 44 P.3d 1063 (Colo. 2002)
  • Sereff v. Steedle, 30 P.3d 754 (Colo.App. 2000)
  • Russel v. Pediatric Neurosurgery, 15 P.3d 288 (Colo.App.2000)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member of the DBA/CBA combined Professionalism Committee, 2004-present and Board of Governors – 2009-2010

  • Colorado Bar Foundation, Fellow

  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Past President, 2008-2009 and Board of Directors 2005-2010

  • Defense Research Institute, Professionalism, Medical Liability and Health Care Law, and Litigation Committees

  • Denver Bar Association

  • Arapahoe County Bar Association

Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars

Craig has been an invited lecturer for local and national legal and medical organizations on issues dealing with medical practice, office management, and medical malpractice issues in general.

  • Author, Colorado’s Ex Parte Meeting Law: Fact vs. Fiction, Colorado Claims Magazine, First Quarter 2012, Volume 10, Number 1
  • Speaker, “Professionalism in the Courtroom,” Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, August 2008
  • Speaker, “You’ve Been Sued, Now What?” BONES Society – Annual Meeting, New Orleans, June 2005
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Malpractice In Your Practice,” University of Colorado School of Medicine – Continuing Medical Education – Renal Disease and Electrolyte Disorders Annual Meeting, Aspen, Colorado, July 2004
  • Speaker, “You’ve Been Sued, Now What?” BONES Society – Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado, April 2003
  • Speaker, “Pre-Litigation Considerations, Selection of Medical Experts, Depositions Strategy, Document Production, Civility, Motions Practice, Settlement Strategies, Trial Strategies, Jury Selection, Order of Proof, Exhibits, Opening Statements, Closing Arguments,” Rocky Mountain Legal Education, Inc., November 2002


Business & Community Service
  • Cherry Creek School District Community Assets Project, Board of Directors

  • Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation, Board of Directors, 1998-2001

  • Rotary Club of Denver Southeast – June 2011-2017

  • Community Service Committee, Board of Directors 2012- 2014

  • Doctors Care, Board of Directors, 2016-Present

Professional Experience

Trained as a mediator and serves as a trial and litigation consultant.