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Sheryl K. Bridges


Sheryl Bridges is a member at Caplan & Earnest who specializes in health care law.

Sheryl’s practice focuses on the representation of health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, mental health providers, dentists, physical therapists, and more, before their licensing bodies. Sheryl is skilled at mediating, negotiating, and taking her cases to hearing when necessary. She understands the nuances of the various disciplines in which her clients work and looks at each case individually with an eye toward reaching the best possible outcome. 

Sheryl also has extensive litigation and counseling experience outside of the licensing arena. Her litigation experience includes representation of health care professionals and others in state and federal courts, in the appellate courts, and in arbitration for matters involving medical malpractice, contractual disputes, premises liability, and civil theft. Sheryl also provides her clients with general-counsel type services; drafts and advises on legislation; investigates and resolves complaints; and assists with subpoena responses, HIPAA considerations, and other health care-related issues that may arise. In addition, Sheryl represents both licensees and hospitals in the professional review setting. 

Sheryl has given numerous presentations on topics such as collateral consequences of criminal charges for the health care professional’s license and medical record documentation. She has been recognized as both a Rising Star and a Colorado Super Lawyer in the area of health care, as well as a Top 100: Colorado Super Lawyers and a Top 50: Women Colorado Super Lawyers. Sheryl volunteers for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), which allows her to utilize her Spanish skills while advocating on behalf of those who may be unable to do so themselves. She is also an interviewer for the University of Colorado School of Medicine Admissions Committee. 

In addition to her professional endeavors, Sheryl enjoys playing the piano and flute, doing anything outdoors, and spending time with her husband and three children. 


  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D.
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. in Spanish for the Professions 

Professional Credentials & Memberships 

  • Admitted to practice law in Colorado
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District Court of Colorado and the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards 

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Healthcare, 2019-2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2023-2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice (Defense), 2018-2020


  • “Collateral Consequences for the Healthcare Professional” (April 2021, October 2023)
  • “Fraud and Abuse Update” (August 2019)
  • “Update of Expectations for the Opioid Prescriber” (2018)
  • “Medical Malpractice Developments in 2016” (February 2017)
  • “Contingency Planning for Unavailable Medical Records” (December 2015)
  • “Employment Decisions and Documentation” (July 2015)
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation” (January 2014)
  • “Medical Records Law in Colorado” (June and October 2013)
  • “Practicing with Professionalism” (August 2009, 2010)

Pro Bono & Community Activities 

  • Volunteer Attorney, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
  • Trustee, Escuela de Guadalupe, 2012-2019
  • Past Mentor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Mentoring Program
  • Past Volunteer Judge, University of Denver Sturm College of Law legal competitions
  • Mentor, 2015 Colorado Defense Lawyers Association of Trial Academy 
  • Member, Admissions Committee for the University of Colorado School of Medicine

News & Published Works 

  • Medical Malpractice Law Chapter, Annual Survey of Colorado Law, Co-author, 2014 & 2015
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