John W. Boyd

Appeals | Civil Rights | Complex Civil Litigation

John W. Boyd was a founding member of the firm in 1974. He is a 1967 graduate of Columbia University (Columbia College) and a 1973 cum laude graduate of the University of New Mexico Law School, where he was editor of the Natural Resources Journal and was awarded Order of the Coif.

Since 1973, he has been in full-time practice, specializing in civil rights, election law, employment law, and complex commercial litigation, including trials, appeals, and class actions. His principal emphasis has been on First Amendment law, including free speech, establishment clause, and free exercise clause litigation. He has had extensive involvement in election-related litigation, including ballot access, voter identification, redistricting, and voting machine challenges.

Mr. Boyd has had an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell for many years and has been listed in “Best Lawyers In America” for over twelve years in the categories of First Amendment Law and Employment Law.

Over the years I have presented many challenges to John Boyd and Nancy Hollander, none of which have presented obstacles too great to overcome. The level of combined intelligence, competence, creativity, and expertise has been remarkable. Having succeeded on every level in every engagement, there is not a legal team I would rather be working with in any future challenge that may present itself.

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