Texas native and former Green Beret Captain Samuel ("Sam") L. Boyd practices in the areas of: qui tam litigation; False Claims Act litigation; whistleblower cases; business litigation and business fraud; securities litigation and securities fraud; complex divorces; personal injury and wrongful death litigation; tort liability; insurance litigation; commercial litigation; and professional malpractice. Mr. Boyd is an experienced and accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, who practices before state and federal courts throughout the country. In recognition of Mr. Boyd's exceptional legal representation, he has received the prestigious AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards.
Mr. Boyd is an active member of the legal community as well as the civic community. He is Director Emeritus of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a current Director of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and a former Chairman of the Business Torts and Antitrust Committee for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Boyd also regularly volunteers as a member of a charitable education organization in a lesser advantaged Dallas community. He, for many years, volunteered as a mentor to third-graders at O.M. Roberts Elementary School in East Dallas.
Mr. Boyd served his country in Vietnam and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Master Parachutist's Badge, the Military Freefall Badge (HALO), four (4) Bronze Stars, three (3) Air Medals, three (3) Army Commendation Medals, and other recognition during his service. Mr. Boyd an infantry officer was also the Distinguished Honor Graduate [1/500] of his Jump School Class # 68-22 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Mr. Boyd attended Texas Tech University, where he graduated first in his class as Valedictorian with a B.A. in Mathematics and first in his class as Valedictorian with a M.B.A. Mr. Boyd also earned his J.D. from Texas Tech University, graduating seventh in his class with high honors, and was selected as the International Law Graduate for the year of 1977 by international legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi.
-B.A. in Mathematics, with highest honors, Texas Tech University, 1974
-M.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1977
-J.D., with high honors, Texas Tech University, 1977
Academic Honors and Activities:
-Phi Kappa Phi
-Beta Gamma Sigma
-Order of the Coif
-Phi Delta Phi
-National Mock Trial Team, Texas Tech University School of- Law, 1975-1977
-Member and Managing Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, 1975-1977
-Member, National Order of Barristers, Texas Tech University School of Law
-Member and President, Texas Tech Slovo (Russian Language) Club,1973
-U.S. Virgin Islands, 1994 (inactive)
Professional Memberships and Activities:
-Faculty, American Bar Association annual False Claims Act Trial Institute
-CLE Lecturer, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1991
-Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1991
-Staff Judge Advocate, Society of the 173d Airborne Brigade, 1986-1994
-Member, Dallas Bar Association (Member, Judiciary Committee; Fee Dispute Committee, 1996);
-Member, State Bar of Texas (Member, Pattern Jury Charge IV and Securities Law Committees)
-Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 1991-1996; Director Emeritus, 1996; Chairman, Antitrust and Business Torts Committee, 1985-1992; Member, Ethics Committee, 1995);
-Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 2005)
-U.S. Army, Captain (1967-72)
-A-Team Demolitions Specialist, 6th Special Forces Group, 1968
-A-Team Leader, 7th Special Forces Group, 1969
-Assistant, G-3 Operations, USAJFKCMA (HQ, U.S. Army Special Forces), 1971
-173rd Airborne Brigade Rifle Platoon Leader, Aide de Camp, 1970-71
-82nd Airborne Division Company Commander, 1971-1972