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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

AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating

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

2020-2021 Interim Co-Chair, Colo. Bar. Ass'n Appellate Subcommittee Annual CLE Committee

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

 January 22, 2021

Former Senator Alan K. Simpson Speaks About the Importance of Societal Change

The Honorable Alan K. Simpson served three terms in the U.S. Senate and 12 years in the Wyoming House of Representatives. During the time he attended our nation, Mr. Simpson made deep friendships with colleagues on both sides of the political aisle, including the late Sens. Ted Kennedy and President Joe Biden, with whom he… Read more »

 January 21, 2021

This is Your Chance to Win the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition!

THE DEADLINE FOR BURG SIMPSON’S COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION IS FEBRUARY 1st THE TOP SCHOLARSHIP for 2021 is $2,500 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: SUBMIT AN ESSAY ABOUT “THE JURY SYSTEM AS PROTECTOR OF RIGHTS” NOW! BACKGROUND All of us at Burg Simpson recognize the importance of access to a good education, so in 2012, we launched the Burg… Read more »

 January 20, 2021

Arizona Office E-News: January 2021

JANUARY 2021 ARIZONA E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS Burg Simpson Features: Our Construction Defect Department Our Award -Winning Construction Defect Department is Led by Shareholders Mari Perczak and Craig Nuss Mari Perczak Craig Nuss Burg Simpson’s Construction Defect Department is led by shareholders Craig Nuss and Mari Perczak, who have established reputations in the legal industry. These… Read more »

 January 19, 2021

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw Discusses Missed Diagnosis of Birth Defects

Burg Simpson Shareholder Angela McGraw recently published an article with Law Week Colorado on “Presenting Case of Delayed or Missed Diagnosis of Spinal Bifida and Other Serious Birth Defects.” In her article, Ms. McGraw discusses risk factors associated with spina bifida, the failures to diagnose, and when to file a lawsuit. Read the article. About… Read more »

Denver, CO – Auto Wreck with Injuries on I-70 Blocks Highway

 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 »

Colorado Springs, CO – Man Injured in Auto Accident on Delta Dr

 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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