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Nelson Boyle

Senior Associate

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Nelson is a native of Arvada, Colorado. His civil litigation practice focuses on appeals, business, insurance bad faith, and personal injury litigation. Nelson joined Burg Simpson in 2013 after several years running his own firm. He studied third-world history at Temple University (B.A., 1997) and United States history at New Mexico State University (M.A., 2000). Nelson earned his law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D., 2007). He has practiced in Colorado trial courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for Colorado, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Nelson Chairs the Judicial Performance Commission for Colorado’s Second Judicial District. The Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives has twice appointed him to serve on that Commission. Nelson serves as a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the American Association for Justice and on the Board of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, where he co-chaired the Amicus Curiae Committee from 2010-2018. Nelson enjoys skiing, hiking, and camping with his family.

Appellate Litigation

Insurance Bad Faith

Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012 - 2017

Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 2018 - 2019

Marquis Who's Who in America, 2020

Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2018 - 2019

Outstanding Service to CTLA Award, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 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, 2011

United States Supreme Court, 2012

U.S Court of Federal Claims, 2018

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

M.A., New Mexico State University, Immigration and 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 (lapsed)

Judicial Performance Commission for Colorado’s Second Judicial District, 2013-Present

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair Amicus Committee, 2010-2018 & Chair Emeritus, 2018-present

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Arapahoe County Bar Association

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

Public Justice

“Rule 23,” “Rule 49” and “Rules 51, & 51.1,” in Knapp, Debra, ed., Colo. Civil Procedure Forms & Commentary, Colo. Practice Series Vols. 11 & 12 (Thompson Reuters, 2019), coauthored with Brian Matise.

"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

“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)

Lecture on Colorado Lawyer Self-Assessment & CBA Formal Ethics Opinion 137, CTLA Convention, Aug. 2019

Interactive Professionalism CLE discussion about client confidentiality, CTLA Convention, Aug. 2018

Interactive professionalism CLE discussion about client medical lien resolution and attorney malpractice, CTLA Convention, Aug. 2017

Event Co-Organizer and Co-Moderator, CDLA/CTLA Annual Joint Professionalism Awards and CLE Event, Autumn 2015-Present.

"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

 September 25, 2020

Burg Simpson Features: Shareholder Paul D. Friedman

Paul D. Friedman is the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Mr. Friedman practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics, and professional malpractice. Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth… Read more »

 September 24, 2020

Burg Simpson is Proud to Support the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (RMCLC) was founded in 1981 and its mission is to advocate for children and youth. The organization seeks to drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. But the RMCLC goes far… Read more »

 September 22, 2020

5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers of 2021

5280 Magazine announced its list of Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2021. This is the sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The publication first invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 specialties. Survey responses in hand, 5280 then performed weeks of investigation… Read more »

 September 21, 2020

Join Us in Supporting Craig Hospital’s Pedal 4 Possible Fundraiser!

Pedal for Possible an annual charity bike ride held to benefit Craig Hospital’s patients and programs. This year’s Pedal 4 Possible has gone virtual, so we invite you to ride, roll, run, or recreate to help Craig Hospital patients! There is no limit to what is possible for the 2020 virtual event! All the money… Read more »

Greeley, CO – Two Workers Killed in Work Accident on 1st Ave

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on I-25 (CanAm Highway)

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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