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David Edwin Boyd

David Edwin Boyd

Practice areas:

Mediation, Arbitration

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About Me

 David Boyd limits his practice to services as a mediator and arbitrator and provides consulting and expert witness services in the field of attorney proffessional liability and legal ethics. David retired from his trial practice at Porter Scott, effective December 31, 2014. For more information, you can check out his webpage at www.dboyd-esq.com, or you may contact David by telephone at (916) 761-2236 or email at david@dboyd-esq.com.


 


David has over 38 years of litigation and trial experience emphasizing the representaton of attorneys, accountants, insurance, real estate and business professionals, and litigation involving engineering, architects and construction disputes, including products liability involving aircraft, maritime law, off-road vehicles and farm machinery.  Mr. Boyd is admitted to practice in California, and he has appeared before state and federal courts in the West and Midwest.  He frequently serves as a judicial arbitrator and settlement conference atttorney for the Sacramento County Superior Court.  Mr. Boyd has taught Advanced Torts at the University of the the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Mr. Boyd has authored numerous articles for various legal journals, particularly in the areas of trial practice and ethics.  He has been active in state and local bar activities, including the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct of the State Bar of California (COPRAC), Sacramento County Liaison to the State Bar Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations, the American Bar Association and numerous trial lawyer organizations.  Mr. Boyd is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Mediation: 90%
    30 years
  2. Arbitration: 10%
    30 years

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Contact Info

Law Offices of David E. Boyd

350 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95825

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197605/20/2015
COInactive198506/30/2015
IARetired/Inactive198306/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyLaw Office of David E. Boyd2014 - Present
PartnerBoyd & Kimball, LLP2003 - 2012
PartnerHansen, Boyd, Culhane & Watson, LLP1978 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Sacramento County Bar Association Professional Responsibility CommitteeChairman1999 - 2005
State Bar of California, Standing Committee On Professional Responsibility and ConductN/A1999 - 2002
United States Supreme CourtN/A1996 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationBar Council1996 - 2001
State Bar of California, Special MasterN/A1995 - 1996
Sacramento County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Sacramento County Bar Association, Conference of Delegates of California Bar AssociationsN/A1988 - Present
Sacramento County Superior CourtJudicial Arbitrator1988 - Present
American Arbitration Association, Mediation TrainingN/A1984 - 1984
State Bar of California, Committee on Rules of CourtN/A1982 - 1983
American Arbitration Association, Panel of ArbitratorsN/A1982 - 1996
American Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationN/A1978 - 1983
Sacramento County Bar Association, Conference of Delegates of California Bar AssociationsN/A1978 - 1983
Sacramento County Bar AssociationBar Council1978 - 1983
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1976 - Present
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth CircuitN/AN/A
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth CircuitN/AN/A
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth CircuitN/AN/A
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Sacramento LawyerThe Profession's Core Ethical Values: Is California Really So Different?2003
Sacramento LawyerCivility and Professionalism: "Order in the Court!"2003
Sacramento LawyerForm Over Substance? Fostering the Evolution of a National Standard for Attorney Conduct2002
CTLA (Colo.) Trial Talk, Vol. 35, No. 11Bad Law on Bad Faith in Colorado1987
CTLA (Cal.) Forum, Vol. XVI, No. 3Non-compliance with Federal Airworthiness Certification Standards1986
ATLA Trial Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 8Airworthiness Directives in Aviation Litigation1986
Pacific Law Journal, 612-630Evidence Code Section 771: Conflict With Privileged Communications1975
Pacific Law Journal, 195-238Review of Selected 1974 California Legislation, Civil Procedure (Co-Author)1975

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificN/AJD - Juris Doctor with honors1976
University of OklahomaMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1968

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
California Legal Ethics: Confidentiality in the SpotlightLegal Ethics2005
State Bar of California Sixth Annual Statewide Ethics SymposiumThe Evolving Legal Profession: The Role of Lawyers in the 21st Century2002
State Bar of California Annual MeetingRecent Significant Developments Affecting the Law of Lawyers2002
California Legal Ethics SeminarAt The Cross Roads: Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice2002
University of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy Program 1990 - 2001Motions Workshop/Evidence Workshop2001
State Bar of California Annual MeetingRecent Significant Developments Affecting the Law of Lawyers2001
Current Ethical IssuesCurrent Ethical Issues: How to Avoid State Bar Discipline and Malpractice2001
Continuing Education of the BarRecognizing and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest2001
California Legal Ethics SeminarAt The Cross Roads: Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice2001
State Bar of California Annual MeetingRecent Significant Developments Affecting the Law of Lawyers2000
Practical Legal Ethics: Issues and AnswersPractical Legal Ethics: Issues and Answers2000
Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in CaliforniaTaking and Defending Effective Depositions in California1999
Practical Legal Ethics: Issues and AnswersPractical Legal Ethics: Issues and Answers1997
Advanced Torts 1990 - 1991Advanced Torts1991