Nelson P. Boyle

Nelson P. Boyle: Attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.
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Mr. Boyle 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 in private practice. He 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 in all Colorado courts, 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.

The Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives appointed Nelson to serve as a Commissioner on Colorado’s Second Judicial District Judicial Performance 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.

Honors & Accolades

5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2019

Best Lawyers in America, 2019

Colorado Super Lawyers, 2019

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

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

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

Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012 - 2017

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

Lectures & Seminars

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 Organizer and Moderator, CTLA/CDLA 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

Publications & Media

“Rule 49” and “Rules 51, & 51.1,” in Colo. Civil Procedures Forms & Commentary, ed. by Debra Knapp (West, forthcoming 2019), coauthored with Brian Matise.

Construction Defect Municipal Ordinances: The Balkanization of Tort and Contract Law (Part 3), The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 46, no. 4 (Apr. 2017), coauthored with Ron Sandgrund, Jennifer Seidman, and Leslie Tuft.

Construction Defect Municipal Ordinances: The Balkanization of Tort and Contract Law (Part 2), The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 46, No. 3 (March 2017), co-authored with Ronald Sandgrund, Jennifer Seidman, and Leslie Tuft.

Construction Defect Municipal Ordinances: The Balkanization of Tort and Contract Law (Part 1), The Colorado Lawyer, vol. 46, No. 2 (February 2017), co-authored with Ronald Sandgrund, Jennifer Seidman, and Leslie Tuft.

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)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
New Mexico State University, Immigration & Foreign Relations History, M.A., 2000; Temple University, History with Third World emphasis, B.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2007
Year of First Admission:
2007, Colorado; 2008, U.S. District Court, Colorado; 2018, U.S Court of Federal Claims; United States Supreme Court; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

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

Colorado's Second Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission, 2013-Present

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

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

Birth Information:
June 1, 1974
Reported Cases:
Notable Recoveries & Verdicts: Kisselman v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 292 P.3d 964 (Colo. App. 2011); Averyt v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 265 P.3d 456 (Colo. 2011) (as amicus curiae counsel); Hansen v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 2013 COA 173, 383 P.3d 28 (Colo. App. 2013); Daniel v. City of Colorado Springs, 2014 CO 34, 327 P.3d 891 (Colo. 2014); Landmark Towers Assn. Inc. v. UMB Bank, N.A., 2016 COA 61, __ P.3d __ (Colo. App. 2016); Nibert v. GEICO Cas. Co., 2017 COA 23, __ P.3d __ (Colo. App. 2017) (as amicus curiae counsel); Walker v. Ford Motor Co., 2017 CO 102, 406 P.3d 845 (Colo. 2017) (as amicus curiae counsel); Landmark Towers Assn. Inc. v. UMB Bank, N.A., 2018 COA 100, __ P.3d __ (Colo. App. 2018); Forfar v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2018 COA 125, __ P.3d __ (Colo. App. 2018); Nanez v. ICAO, 2018 COA 162, __ P.3d __ (Colo. App. 2018) (as amicus curiae counsel)

Peer Reviews

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