Hon. Craig B. Shaffer

Craig B. Shaffer has been a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado since January 2001. 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 was appointed to the Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Civil Rules in October 2014. He has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law for the past fourteen years, teaching courses on pretrial practice and electronic discovery. Judge Shaffer is a member of the Judicial Advisory Board for the Sedona Conference and the Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute. Judge Shaffer is a co-author of Looking Past the Debate: Proposed Revisions to the Federal Rules of Evidence, The Federal Courts Law Review (September 2013), the author of The “Burdens” of Applying Proportionality, The Sedona Conference Journal (Fall 2015), and “Defensible” by What Standard?, The Sedona Conference Journal (Fall 2012), and a contributor to Thomson Reuter’s 2017 edition of eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.