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Nelson P. Boyle

Associate

Nelson Boyle
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Mr. Boyle, a native of Arvada, Colorado, practices civil litigation, focusing on appeals, business, insurance, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Boyle joined Burg Simpson after several years in private practice. Nelson earned a B.A. in History from Temple University (1997), an M.A. in U.S. History from New Mexico State University (2000) and his J.D. at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law (2007). He is licensed to practice at all Colorado courts, the U.S. District Court for Colorado, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

The Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives appointed Nelson to serve as a Commissioner on Colorado’s Second Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission. And he Chairs the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s Amicus Curiae Committee and serves as a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the American Association for Justice. Nelson also annually organizes a walk team for the Autism Society of Colorado’s Walk with Autism and regularly volunteers at his daughters’ school.

Outstanding Service to CTLA Award, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2016

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012 - 2016

Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014

New Trial Lawyer of the Year, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2012

Award of Merit, Philadelphia Pan American Association, 1997

Colorado, 2007

U.S. District Court, Colorado, 2008

10th Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2007

M.A., New Mexico State University, Immigration & Foreign Relations History, 2000

B.A., Temple University, History with Third World emphasis, 1997

American Association for Justice, Amicus Curiae Committee Member, 2011-present

American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2014

American Association for Justice, New Lawyer Executive Committee, 2014

American Bar Association

American Constitution Society

Colorado’s Second Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission, 2013-2017

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2009-2013, 2015

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair Amicus Committee, 2010-2014 & Chair, 2014-present

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Arapahoe County Bar Association

Phi Alpha Theta, Historical Honor Society (former Chapter President)

Public Justice

"Use Strategic Trial Briefs," AAJ NLD Sidebar, Spring 2016

"Defeating summary judgment," Trial, May 2016, p. 20.

"Selma," CTLA's Trial Talk, October / November 2015

"What Do You March For?" Trial Magazine, August 2015

“Amicus Committee Update,” CTLA’s Trial Talk, February/March 2012 and August / September 2015

“UM and UIM Insurance: Sources, stacking and suing for bad faith,” Law Week Colorado 12:3 (January 20, 2014), co-authored with Thomas Henderson and Steven Greenlee.

“Open, and Accepting Your Requests for Amicus Curiae Assistance” and “A Fragile Balance,” Trial Talk, February and March, 2012

“Medicaid Liens—Your Client Has Due Process Rights,” Trial Talk, August and September 2011, also presented at CTLA Convention, August 2011

“Amicus Committee Update,” Column, Trial Talk, January, 2011–present

“Sanctuary: An Investigation of Religious Grassroots Social Movements in the 1980s,” M.A. Thesis, New Mexico State University, May 2000

“The House: Grant’s Peace Policy and Four Mescalero Apache Agents,” Southern New Mexico Historical Review VII: 1 January 2000)

"What Can We Learn from June Cleaver and Eddie Haskell: How to Respond to Nastygrams, Salacious Accusations, and Attempts to Get You to Come Down to their Level" - Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Conference, Steamboat Springs, August 4, 2016

"Responding to Summary Judgment Motions," presented at CTLA's Make Your Case seminar, December 4, 2015.

“Ethics and Professionalism in the Appellate and Amicus Process,” Oct. 15, 2015, Event Organizer and Moderator

“Preserving the Record on Appeal: Some tips to avoid losing the appeal before and during trial,” presented at CTLA’s New Trial Lawyers College, Mar. 2015

“Premises Liability Act Issues,” presentation at It all relates to your PI practice seminar, March 2014

“Third Party Administrator Liability,” Presentation at Pay Now—Pay More Later, a CTLA Members–Only Seminar, December, 2011

“Medicaid Liens—Your Client Has Due Process Rights,” Trial Talk, August and September 2011, presented at CTLA Convention, August 2011

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

 June 8, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

 June 6, 2017

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

The political environment in DC couldn’t be better for Big Pharma. And it’s about to get worse, which is what worries Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is so financially tied to Big Pharma that he could not possibly be a reliable… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

 May 31, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

This Year Marks the Sixth Time the Denver-Based Law Firm Has Been Named to the Prestigious List May 29, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce it has been selected to The Legal 500 for 2017 and founding shareholder Michael S…. Read more »

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

 May 24, 2017

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

The awards just keep coming in for the attorneys at Burg Simpson. The Professionals in Workers’ Compensation (PWC) named shareholder Nick D. Fogel the 2016 Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. Nick is Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department head and has extensive experience working with clients who’ve been injured at work. “I was humbled and… Read more »

Breach of Contact – Colorado Corporate Litigation Attorneys- Burg Simpson

 June 22, 2017

HOW LONG DOES A PARTY HAVE TO PERFORM HIS OR HER DUTY UNDER A CONTRACT?

If you are in the business world, a common cause of action you may encounter is for breach of contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform an agreed-upon duty as specified in the contract, whether it’s verbal or written.  Sometimes the question arises as to how long a party to… Read more »

Second Jobs – Denver Work Comp Lawyers - Burg Simpson

 June 21, 2017

Does a Second Job Threaten Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

Colorado’s one of the more fortunate states in the country right now. While the national unemployment rate hovers around 4.3 percent, the Centennial State boasts a rate of nearly half that at 2.3 percent. Not only is it the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, it’s so low that the state’s jobless rate has only… Read more »

Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run- Burg Simpson

 June 19, 2017

Runners, Walkers Race to Honor Jeremy Bitner

Clouds may have threatened Colorado skies early Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop hundreds of runners, walkers, and children from showing up at Englewood’s Cornerstone Park for the 2017 Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk. The fifth annual race honored the late Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner, who died in the line of… Read more »

Texting and Driving – Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 June 16, 2017

Colorado Cracks Down on Texting and Driving

In late-February of last year, 28-year-old Athina Munoz barreled south down a rural Colorado highway when she realized she had an urgent text message to send. She swerved into oncoming traffic as she did so, killing an older couple on a motorcycle instantly. Munoz also tested three times the limit for alcohol, which helped earn… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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