Sharon Caulfield joined Caplan and Earnest LLC in 1993, where she practices law as part of the Health Law Section. She has been rated "AV Preeminent" by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory since 1992 and has been selected annually since 2007 as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Health Care Law. She also has been listed as a Colorado health care "SuperLawyer®" in 5280 Magazine beginning with the first class. She is a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation. Her practice focus is on healthcare provider organizational compliance, transactions, and litigation. Ms. Caulfield also has a background in employment law, including management counseling related to diversity, downsizing, employee discipline, employment contracts, health plan design for public employers, and health plan denial appeals.
Ms. Caulfield currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Haiti Project, Inc., an organization founded in 1988 and focused on community development, education, and health care in the region of Petit trou de Nippes, Haiti. She served as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Colorado's Center for Bioethics and Humanities between 1993 and 2012, and serves biannually on the adjunct faculty of the University of Colorado School of Law, teaching courses in bioethics and health law. In 2012, Ms. Caulfield joined the Board of Directors for the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization based in Colorado, and she serves as chair of CFMC's Compliance Committee. She is an ex oficio member of the board of Leading Age Colorado and serves on the National Legal Committee of Leading Age. She is Vice Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado.
Ms. Caulfield has also served on many community governing boards including as President of the Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder and director of the University of Colorado Foundation, and Frasier Meadows Retirement Community. She was chair of the Colorado Bar Association's Health Law Section for 1995-1996, and has been a member of the American Health Lawyers Association since 1984. In 1994-1995 and 1999-2000, Ms. Caulfield served on the Colorado Insurance Commissioner's task forces on financial and operating standards for provider networks. She also served for five years as a Girl Scout leader for teen scouts.
Before joining Caplan and Earnest LLC, Ms. Caulfield spent over a decade in the practice of health law and litigation at a major Denver law firm. She is married to research geologist and climber Ned Andrews, and together they have two adult children.
Frequent Speaker, Healthcare Topics
Adjunct professor University of Colorado School of Law: Bioethics: Law and Literature, 2004 – 2005; Law and Bioethics, 2006 – 2007; Seminar in Bioethics: 2008-2009; Health Law I: Finance, Administration and Organization of Health Care, 2011-12
"Health Care Facility Ethics Committees: New Issues in the Age of Transparency". Human Rights, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, American Bar Association. Fall 2007, Vol. 34, No. 4.
Honors and Awards:
Who's Who in American Law
2006 - 2012 Colorado Super Lawyer, 5280 Magazine
2007 - 2011 The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Health Care Law
University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1982
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1979
University of California, Berkeley, California, 1974 - 1976
Professional Associations and Memberships:
ABA Health Law Section Long Term Care Task Force, Vice Chair, 2010 - Present
National Legal Committee for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, 2006 - Present, Member
Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section Chair, 1995-1996
Colorado Bar Association Foundation, 2002 - Present, Member
American Health Lawyers Association, 1984 - Present, Member
Alumni Association of the University of Colorado, Boulder, President, 1990 - 1991; Board 1985 - 1992
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Past Chair, Advisory Board, 2001 - 2005; Board 1993- Present
Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, 1996 - Present, Vice-Chancellor
Healthcare Financial Management Association, Director, Colorado Chapter, 1994 - 2000
Past Employment Positions:
Davis, Graham & Stubbs, Associate, 1982 - 1988
Davis, Graham & Stubbs, Partner, 1989 - 1993
SEC-Health Care Facility Ethics Committees.pdf