US Magistrate Judge Shaffer


Pre-trial Practicum

US Magistrate Judge
Adjunct Professor

Craig B. Shaffer has been a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado since January 2001. Magistrate Judge Shaffer graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1976 and received his juris doctor cum laude from Tulane University’s School of Law in 1979. Judge Shaffer has served as a Navy judge advocate, a senior trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, and in private practice as a partner in two different Denver law firms. Judge Shaffer is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Sedona Conference and has been a contributor to the University of Denver’s Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. Judge Shaffer is a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars dealing with electronic discovery, including presentations organized by the Sedona Conference, Colorado’s Faculty of Federal Advocates, the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, BNA, the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section, the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute, and Georgetown University Law Center’s “Advanced E-Discovery Institute.” Judge Shaffer is a contributor to Thomson-Reuter’s publication, E-Discovery for Corporate Counsel, and the author of Motions to Compel from a Judicial Perspective, The Colorado Lawyer, November 2005.

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University of Denver
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