Biographical Information

Mr. Springer is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®, has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America® and “Super Lawyers,” is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is ranked in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.

In Jeff’s Own WordsI became a lawyer to pursue justice for my clients. We founded Springer and Steinberg so when someone is injured or needs the scales of justice to be balanced in their favor we use our considerable experience to get them the results they deserve. Over the years I’ve litigated hundreds of cases in the Denver area and throughout the country. I’m proud of what I accomplish for my clients and the tens of millions of dollars that I have recovered on their behalf.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1986


J.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1975

A.B., Princeton University, 1972

Honors & Awards

2017 Colorado Super Lawyers Top 100

Professional Associations

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

American Bar Associations

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1990

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Member, Board of Directors, 1985-1986; 1987-1988; President, 1988-1989

Representative Cases

Lederman v. Frontier Fire Protection, Inc., 685 F.3d 1151 (10th Cir. 2012) ; Accident and Injury Medical Specialists, PC v. Mintz, 2012 CO 50, 279 P.3d 658 (June 25, 2012); Mintz v. Accident and Injury Medical Specialists, PC, — P.3d —- (Colo. App. 2010); Butler v. Lembeck, 182 P.3d 1185 (Colo. App. 2007); Andropolis v. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., 505 F.Supp.2d 662 (D. Colo. 2007); U.S. v. Oregon-Cortez, 244 F.Supp.2d 1167 (D. Colo. 2003); Colorado Compensation Ins. Authority v. Baker, 955 P.2d 86 (Colo. App. 1998); Lauren Corp. v. Century Geophysical Corp., 953 P.2d 200(Colo. App. 1998); People v. Crossman, 850 P.2d 708 (Colo. 1993); In re Marriage of Sharp, 823 P.2d 1387 (Colo. App. 1991); People v. Freda, 817 P.2d 588 (Colo. App. 1991); People v. Abelman, 804 P.2d 859 (Colo. 1991); Colorado Auto Auction Services Corp. v. City of Commerce City, 800 P.2d 998 (Colo. 1990); U.S. v. Levine, 750 F. Supp. 1433 (D. Colo. 1990); People v. Chatz, 788 P.2d 157 (Colo. 1990); People v. District Court of Colorado’s Seventeenth Judicial Dist., 779 P.2d 385 (Colo. 1989); Neves v. Potter, 769 P.2d 1047 (Colo. 1989); People v. French, 762 P.2d 1369 (Colo. 1988); People v. Perse, 750 P.2d 923 (Colo. App. 1988); People v. Montoya, 736 P.2d 1208 (Colo. 1987); People v. Sprowl, 718 P.2d 524 (Colo. 1986); People v. Unruh, 713 P.2d 370 (Colo. 1986); Cleary v. District Court in and for Eighteenth Judicial Dist., 704 P.2d 866 (Colo. 1985); Lynch v. Three Ponds Co., 656 P.2d 51 (Colo. App. 1982); People v. Maestas, 606 P.2d 849 (Colo. 1980); People vs. Cole,584 P.2d 71 (Colo. 1978); People v. Lundborg, 570 P.2d 1303(Colo. App. 1977); Bush vs. Jackson, 552 P.2d 509 (Colo. 1976).


“Plea Bargaining in Federal Court: Predicting and Minimizing the Actual Time to be Served,” 16 Colorado Lawyer 1395, August, 1986. Co-Author: “Criminal Prosecution of Employers for Workplace Deaths and Injuries,” 16 Colorado Lawyer 1974, November, 1987. Lecturer: “Sentencing and Alternatives in Federal Court,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1986; “Attorney Negligence: Avoiding and Prosecuting Claims,” Professional Liability Seminar, Denver, Colorado, 1987; “An Overview of the Federal Criminal Case: Pre-Indictment to Sentencing,” Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, 1987; “Professional Negligence,” Advanced Advocacy Program, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, August, 1988; “Professional Liability,” Insurance Issues and Personal Injury Seminar, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, October, 1988. Member, Supreme Court Committee on Municipal Rules of Procedure, 1984-1986. Member, Standing Criminal Justice Act Committee of the U.S. District Court, 1994-1996. (Managing Partner).