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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

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

 December 7, 2016

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

The most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features a profile on Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray. In the feature, Ms. Abaray discusses some of the highlights of her career, the art of “looking around corners” in a case, taking on big pharma, and a well-known class action against the Bengals. Amongst her… Read more »

David Hersh Article Published in “Trial Talk”

 December 6, 2016

David Hersh Article Published in “Trial Talk”

Burg Simpson shareholder David Hersh was recently published in the October/November issue of Trial Talk, the official publication of The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. In the article entitled, “Never Give Up: Top Ten Lessons from Our Eight-Year Battle in the CDO Litigation about the Collapse of the U.S. Economy,” Mr. Hersh reviews the lessons learned… Read more »

Scott Eldredge named as recipient of 2016 Professionalism Award

 November 9, 2016

Scott Eldredge named as recipient of 2016 Professionalism Award

Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. proudly announces that shareholder Scott J. Eldredge will be receiving the 2016 Professionalism Award at tonight’s Legal Professionalism CLE and reception. Hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the event is held in honor of Legal Professionalism… Read more »

David P. Hersh Joins American Board of Trial Advocates

 November 7, 2016

David P. Hersh Joins American Board of Trial Advocates

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is delighted to announce that shareholder David P. Hersh has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national organization dedicated to protecting individuals’ rights through the preservation of the jury system and through elevating standards of integrity, honor,… Read more »

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

 November 2, 2016

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

All-Terrain Vehicles can be great fun, but with the fun can also come danger. Every year ATV accidents take the lives of recreational enthusiasts who ride these tricky vehicles without attention to proper safety guidelines. A tragic ATV accident in southwestern Colorado left to members of a Texas family injured and two more, dead. Some… Read more »

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

 October 26, 2016

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

When parents send their children to school, their expectation is that the children will be safe, cared for and protected from harm. Schools have responsibility for the well-being of the children they are educating. When a child is the victim of bullying, harassment or cyberbullying, and that child suffers emotional injury as a result, significant… Read more »

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

 October 19, 2016

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

The field of personal injury law has for some time included psychological and emotional injury, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe anxiety or depression. An increasing number of lawsuits, including consumer fraud suits, are being filed around the nation by LGBTQ adults who were exposed to conversion or “reparative” therapies as minors. Conversion… Read more »

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

 October 12, 2016

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

Bicycles and cars are vehicles that must share the roadway. They are generally subject to many of the same operating laws. So you would think that, by obeying the law, cars and vehicles could operate together in harmony. But in practice, cars and bicycles can be a dangerous mix because cyclists are hard to see,… 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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