Nelson Patrick Boyle

Nelson Patrick Boyle

5280 Appellate Group, a Division of the Paul Wilkinson Law Firm LLC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Personal Injury, Insurance Claims ...
  • Colorado
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Nelson grew up in the Denver suburbs and now lives in Denver, Colorado. He focuses his practice on appeals and complex litigation in state and federal courts, primarily involving business disputes, and representing injured parties in personal injury and insurance bad faith cases. Nelson earned degrees from Temple University (B.A., History, 1997), New Mexico State University (M.A., History of U.S. Foreign Relations, 2000) and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D., 2007). Nelson practices in all Colorado courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

For 8 years, Nelson served as a commissioner on and chair of the Judicial Performance Commission for Colorado’s Second Judicial District. He volunteers as a member of the Amicus Curiae Committees of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and also the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA). Nelson is Chair Emeritus of CTLA’s Amicus Committee. He has served on CTLA’s Board since 2008, co-chaired CTLA’s Amicus Curiae Committee for about 9 years, and has served on CTLA’s DEI Task Force, Executive Committee, and Legislative Policy Committee. He also briefly severed on AAJ’s Board of Governors and New Lawyers Division Executive Committee. Nelson organizes, teaches, and moderates CLE courses on appellate practice, ethics, and professionalism. He has had numerous published and unpublished appellate decisions.

Nelson enjoys hiking with his wife and skiing, camping, and family road trips to national parks with his family.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Video Conferencing
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  • Free Consultation
    We provide free consultations for appeals, insurance, personal injury, and commercial matters.
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I provide appellate and commercial litigation on a contingent-fee or an hourly basis, depending on the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 39525
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
5280 Appellate Group, a Division of the Paul Wilkinson Law Firm LLC
- Current
I represent clients in appeals in state and federal courts. Much of my experience comes from representing clients in the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Court of Appeals, and United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Senior Associate and Partner
Colorado Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Firm
I represented clients in appeals and in trial courts in Colorado state trial courts, Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, United States Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of appeals, United States Court of Federal Claims, and United States Supreme Court.
Carter Boyle LLC
I represented injury victims and other clients in civil and criminal cases in Colorado state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Personal Injury Litigation Firm
Assistant Public Defender - Felony Appeals
Colorado Public Defender
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (2007)
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New Mexico State University
M.A. (2000) | History
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Temple University
B.A. (1997) | History
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Personal Injury
Best Lawyers in America
Appellate Attorney
Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" 2012-2017, "Super Lawyer" 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Outstanding Service Award
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
New Trial Lawyer of the Year
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar  # 39525
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Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered
Q. My car is being held against my will for repairs that will not be done. What are my options?
A: First, call your insurance company and ask them to help. If your insurer won't help, ask why and get it in writing. If your insurer cannot resolve it, consider calling the Attorney General's consumer fraud hotline or making a complaint with the BBB. You may need to hire a lawyer if those ideas don't work.

Disclaimer: This general advice is provided online as a courtesy, free of charge, and based on the limited information you provided in an online form to a third-party website. I am not your attorney and you are not my client.
Q. Where to begin with my girlfriend's family holding her inheritance?
A: Your girlfriend should call a probate lawyer. Also, if you're in Denver, the Probate Court there has some resources available where she may be able to get some generalized advice or help. (Information available here: Other courts may also have self-help centers where she might get some generalized advice or help.

I don't practice in probate, so I don't know the timelines, deadlines, and statutes of limitations. But since the date you give above is over 2 years ago, I would urge your girlfriend to call a probate lawyer asap. Good luck.

(Disclaimer: This general advice is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You are not my client. I am not your attorney.) ... Read More
Q. I am trying to determine how much personal liability umbrella insurance to have in Colorado.
A: My opinion: This is a personal question that, like other insurance questions, comes down to your tolerance for risk. Generally, it's good to also consider other assets, including earning capacity. A lawyer or a doctor likely has a higher earning capacity than a McDonalds window employee or a barista. Those with higher earning capacities may want more insurance coverage to avoid having a judgment that would garnish their earnings. Conversely, someone with low earning capacity who likely spends all their money every month on rent and food and lives in a rental with a roommate is less likely to be sued by a lawyer who knows they're "judgment-proof." Even so, that person might want renters insurance and even an umbrella policy to avoid having to pay a judgment or having wages garnished if a lawyer did sue them.

However, this is not legal advice. Again, it's a personal question that comes down to your risk-tolerance.
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Englewood, CO, USA
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