Nelson Boyle

Nelson Boyle

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Recognized since 2019

Englewood, Colorado

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Litigation - Insurance

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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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 served as a Commissioner on and for 2 years as Chair of the Judicial Performance Commission for Colorado’s Second Judicial District. The Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives 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 currently chairs the Colorado Bar Association Appellate Subsection’s CLE Committee and will next serve as Vice-Chair of that committee before possibly chairing that committee again. He teaches continuing legal education classes on appellate and legal ethics/professionalism issues. Nelson enjoys skiing, hiking, and camping with his family.


  • 40 Inverness Drive East
    Englewood, CO 80112


  • University of Denver , J.D., graduated 2007
  • New Mexico State University, M.A., graduated 2000
  • Temple University, B.A., graduated 1997

Bar Admissions

  • United States, Colorado


  • American Association for Justice - Leader Forum Member Champion, 2021
  • Colorado Bar. Association Appellate Subcommittee Annual CLE Committee - 2020-2021 Interim Co-Chair
  • 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 - Member
  • Judicial Performance Commission for Colorado’s Second Judicial District - Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Member, Board
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association - Co-Chair Amicus Committee, 2010-2018 & Chair Emeritus, 2018-present
  • Colorado Bar Association - Member
  • Denver Bar Association - Member
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association - Member
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Historical Honor Society - Former Chapter President
  • Public Justice - Member

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Civil Litigation
  • COVID-19


  • AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012 - 2017
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer, 2019 and 2021-2022
  • Best Lawyers® in America, 2019-2022
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 2018 - 2019
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2020
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2019-2022
  • 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

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