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About me

I fight for my clients.



At Burg Simpson, ou

r approach for every client focuses on integrity, advocacy, decency, equality, and understanding.


I serve as Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, as a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the American Association for Justice, and on the Colorado Judicial Performance Commission for the Second Judicial District (in Denver).  Every year, I organize a team for the Colorado Autism Society’s Walk with Autism.  And in 2012, CTLA honored me with its New Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    7 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    9 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Marc Louis Schatten

    I've known Nelson for many years through the Colorado legal community. I have had the privilege to work with him on an important Colorado Supreme Court case concerning the determination of landowner under the premise liability act where he is the lead brief writer. Nelson is consistently my first choice for appellate work in this state based on the clarity of his writing and his legal acumen.


    Marc Schatten Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC

40 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO, 80112


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
New Trial Lawyer of the YearColorado Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Award of MeritPhiladelphia Pan American Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC2013 - Present
Attorney and PartnerCarter Boyle LLC2010 - Present
Attorney and OwnerBoyle Law Office LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyPlaintiff's Law Firm2008 - 2009
Appellate Deputy Public DefenderColorado Public Defender's Office2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationChair - Amicus Curiae Committee2013 - Present
Colorado Judicial Performance CommissionCommissioner2013 - Present
American Association for Justice, Civil Rights SectionMember and Amicus Committee Member2008 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2014 - 2014
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member and Co-Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee2008 - 2013
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2013
Society of Historians of American Foreign RelationsFormer Member1999 - 2000
Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor SocietyFormer Member, Former Chapter President1995 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kisselman v. American FamilyWin
Averyt v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Verdict Reinstated (win)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Talk, vol. 60, no. 5 (Aug./Sep. 2011), p. 21.Medicaid Liens - Your Client Has Due Process Rights2011
Trial Talk, vol. 60, no. 1 (Dec/Jan 2011), p. 49.Amicus Committee Update2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
New Mexico State UniversityHistory of United States Foreign Relations and ImmigrationMA - Masters2000
Temple UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
It all Relates to Your PI PracticePremises Liability Act Cases in Colorado2014
Pay Now - Pay More LaterThird Party Administrator Liability2011
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Convention 2011Subrogation2011