Mr. Boyd's practice emphasizes liability defense of attorneys, accountants, insurance and real estate professionals, business litigation, litigation involving engineering, architects and construction disputes, products liability involving aircraft, maritime law, motor vehicles and machinery. Mr. Boyd is admitted to practice in California, Colorado and Iowa (inactive), and he has appeared before state and federal courts throughout the United States. 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.
Mr. Boyd served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator. Active duty from 1968-1973, Naval Reserve from 1973-1992. During the Viet Nam War, Mr. Boyd flew electronic warfare missions from the USS Kitty Hawk (CV63). Mr. Boyd attended Safety Officer's School at the Navy's Postgraduate School in Monterey and also served as Landing Signal Officer for CVW-13. In the Naval Reserve Mr. Boyd continued to fly carrier based aircraft with the VAQ 208 attached to CVWR20. During this time he served as Squadron Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, Administrative Officer, Executive Officer and eventually Commanding Officer of the squadron in 1988-89. Thereafter, Mr. Boyd assumed command of Naval Reserve, USS Ranger (CV-61), before his retirement in 1992.