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Steve Boyd

Personal injury Attorney at Buffalo, NY

4.7   13 reviews

also known as Stephen Boyd

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 3 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steve

Learn Steve’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    75%

    25 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Trucking accident
    10%

    25 years, 40 cases

  3. Brain injury
    5%

    25 years, 60 cases

  4. Motorcycle accident
    5%

    25 years, 200 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    5%

    25 years, 45 cases

Mr. Boyd was born and  raised in South Buffalo. 

 

He handles catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He has been a personal injury attorney since 1999.

 

Mr. Boyd is also involved in local education. 

 

In 2009 he was appointed to the position of Trustee to the SUNY Erie Community College by New York Governor David Patterson.

 

As a founding Trustee of Moun St. Joseph Academy, Steve was part of the effort to save the 118 year old school from closure in 2005.  The K-8 school remains open to this day.

 

Prior to becoming an attorney, he  was an Emmy Award–nominated television and radio journalist.

 

Mr. Boyd received a Citizen Rescue Award from the City of Niagara Falls after he persuaded a distraught man not to leap off the brink of the Falls.

 

During his career as a Journalist, Mr. Boyd interviewed Presidents William J. Clinton and George H. W. Bush.   Mr. Boyd covered stories from the White House to the United Nations.   He travelled to Europe to cover the hostage situtation and eventual release of  former American hostage Terry Anderson who had been held for seven years.   During his television careet, Mr. Boyd appeared in a reporting role on CNN, CBS News, ABC's Good Morning America, WABC-TV New York, KABC Los Angeles and CSPAN.

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Location

Steve Boyd, PC
2969 Main Street
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY, 14214
Steve Boyd, PC
510 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY, 14604
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Tiffani | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer.. Highly recommended
Steve and associates was easy to talk to and very helpful. Always ready and willing to answers any questions I had . Steve is highly recommended!!
Posted by Bill | September 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
Steve Boyd is a fantastic lawyer who really cares about his clients. He not only knows the system inside and out he is a man who is willing to listen, care and fight for his clients. His ability to communicate that to the courts and to the jury is outstanding. You can't go wrong to trust your case with Steve Boyd.
Posted by Kelly Ann | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and easy to talk to
After being in my first ever car accident, I felt overwhelmed and uneasy about the entire process, let alone dealing with insurance companies. I quickly grew frustrated and decided to seek help from Mr. Boyd through a referral from a friend. It was important to me to have a down to earth attorney that didn’t think of me as just a number. I knew I was in the right place from the first meeting. Steve was very informative, as I had a lot of questions and he answered them all with confidence. Since that day I never looked back or once regretted my decision to have him as my lawyer. I never thought that things could be handled so seamlessly for such a (to me) complicated process. In my opinion, any professional can be nice, kind and caring in their practice. I wanted someone who not only possessed those traits but could also be pragmatic, confident, and strategic on my behalf. Steve Boyd not only met those requirements but exceeded them. He helped me through a very difficult time in my life. He always responded to me promptly via phone, email and even text message. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Kathleen | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
No one expects to need an attorney, but when you do, it is important to have a connection with the attorney you choose. Steve Boyd was extremely relatable and easy to work with. He always made time for us and answered even the smallest questions. His integrity and honesty was constant throughout the course of our case. We always felt completely at ease with Steve handling our case. Pleased with outcome.
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Posted by Frank | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve Boyd... The best personal injury advocate out there!
I have been with Steve Boyd for several years and have sent friends and family to him as well. Steve fights for your rights as an injured client like no other attorney. He fought for me and the results were exceptional. He was always available to answer my phone calls and questions. He made the process simple and easy to understand and I felt confident that my needs were fully represented. In addition Steve Boyd is also a very approachable person with a pleasant attitude and easy to work with. His staff is very competent and follows up with me immediately. I highly recommend hiring Steve Boyd as your personal injury attorney! Five Stars!
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Posted by Joe | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Steve Boyd
When I was involved and injured in a bad car accident in 2012 I was very overwhelmed and didn't know where to turn. I felt like my life was turned upside down as my injuries left me unable to work and provide for my family. When I called and spoke with Steve he met with me right away. I knew from the moment I met with him my case was in excellent hands. He was very professional, knowledgeable, honest and compassionate to my situation I was in. He definitely made me his top priority keeping me informed every step of the way. Even when I had some very down days he would get back to me in the most prompt and timely manner. He surely lifted heavy burdens by taking care of all the details so I could focus on my surgeries and concentrate on getting my life back together. I am grateful and appreciate everything Steve has done. My case was settled in my favor and now I was finally able to have closure. Thank you Steve for all your hard work and support.
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Posted by Paul | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motorcycle Accident
After my motorcycle accident, the insurance company was not willing to properly compensate me for my loss. Steve Boyd fought to get me a fair settlement, I couldn't be happier with his professionalism or results.
Posted by John | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rock Solid
I've personally relied on Steve Boyd. He's been solid and dependable in every case. I recommend him to all my patients who need a great legal team. He's handled many personal injury and no fault cases successfully for over 20 years that we've used him. He has been a great asset. I've been able to contact him with all of my concerns and questions. He understands the patient's needs. He has come to the office to see the X-rays, MRI's and the client. He's gotten the results that protect them. He has directed us to the right person when we've needed additional professional advice or services were needed. I feel comfortable referring my patients with confidence. I've referred my family members to him and he has served us all well.
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Posted by mark | February 27, 2010
helped when no one would! thank you thank you!!!!!!
i had fallen throuhg 3 other law firms obrien boyd helped me at the very end of my time limits only 3 days left they came through for me my case was 3 years old and neglected by a local lawyer thank you steve you got the best out come for what you had to work with.
Posted by Shawna Andersen | February 13, 2010
I don't know what I would have done without Steve on my side.
I was in a pretty bad car accident in early 2009. I was injured badly and had no idea where to turn. A close friend recommended Steve Boyd and I am very happy he's my attorney. I've never considered my self to be the type who would sue somebody, but my injuries really changed my life and I had to do something. Steve moved quickly to get things rolling. In just a few weeks I was getting lost wage checks. Steve really seems to care about helping me get my life back together. The lady that hit me wasn't drunk but I like that Steve fights drunk drivers.
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Posted by Brian S. | February 8, 2010
Great work.
I was hurt when I got hit by a drunk driver back in 2007. The accident put me out of work. I called Steve Boyd on a Saturday and he was at my apartment later that day. I was impressed from the first day we met until after the case was settled. Steve sometimes called me out of the blue to update me on the case. I was really happy that I chose him to handle the case. Since my case settled, I've referred friends to Steve. He is an exceptional attorney.
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Posted by Redmond | February 3, 2010
Stephen Boyd helped me get the settlement I deserved.
I was referred to this firm, and to Steve Boyd in particular, a few months ago after getting rear-ended in a horrible car accident. I had no idea how to deal with my insurance, how to get my car fixed, and how to get my medical bills paid. The lawyers at O'Brien Boyd were very helpful in walking me through the entire process. I was especially impressed with the personal attention they paid to me at all stages of the case. The best, though, was their help in securing me a large settlement from my insurance company. It was more than I expected, and I know I never could have gotten so much if I had tried to handle things on my own. The next time I need a lawyer, I'll be sure to call on them again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Disappointed
Had a question, was given less than 5 minutes on the phone with this lawyer. Though, he called me back, he had little patience in listening to why I was calling. In fact , he made me feel insignificant in light of what happened at another closed church of another denomination. There is much abuse of all church leaders from my experience. Not all of it is always sexual. He did share to call bar association. That should be interesting. Not impressed with verbal demeanor, curtness or advice.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Steve Boyd, PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Affairs Committee Chair
  • SUNY-Erie Community College Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • O'Brien Boyd, PC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ballow Braisted O'Brien & Rusin
  • 1999 - 2001
  • News Anchor
  • WHTT-FM
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Anchor-Reporter
  • WKBW-TV
  • 1989 - 1999
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Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • JD Cum Laude
  • 1998
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kathy R. v. Peerless
  • $500,000.00 maximum paid by Insurance Companies.
  • Lori H.
  • $550,000 settlement
  • Monica C
  • $250,000 settlement during trial
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Associations

  • Visit Buffalo Niagara
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Media Law Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of New York (Western New York chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • SUNY Erie Community College
  • Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - Present
  • World Fit (Olympians for Worldwide Fitness)
  • Community Leader for Buffalo, New York
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Buffalo Broadcasters Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Judges & Police Conference, Erie County, NY
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Crusade Against Impaired Driving
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Mount St. Joseph Academy
  • Trustee
  • 2004 - 2010
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawuers
  • 2022
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
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  • 2020
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
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  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • New York Super Lawyers 2011 - Upstate Edition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • New York Super Lawyers 2009 - Upstate Edition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • New York Super Lawyers 2009 - Upstate Edition
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Service Award
  • Genesee Count Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2004
  • Media Award
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • 1999
  • Alumni of the Year
  • Hutchinson Central Technical High School
  • 1999
  • Heroism Award
  • Niagara Falls Fire Dept. and Mayor
  • 1998
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Publications

  • O'Brien Boyd Newsletter
  • Multiple articles written as editor.
  • 2009
  • AM-Buffalo
  • Legal Analyst
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Bar Association of New York
  • Law as a second career
  • 2010
  • WBEN Radio live guest
  • Distracted Drivers
  • 2010
  • WKBW-TV Eyewitness News
  • Airline crash litigation rules
  • 2009
  • AM Buffalo
  • Understanding your rights after a car crash
  • 2008
  • AM Buffalo
  • Viscious dog injury lawsuits
  • 2008
  • PM Buffalo
  • Drunk driving lawsuits
  • 2007
  • AM Buffalo
  • Dram shop liability
  • 2007
  • Mother's Against Drunk Driving Award Dinner
  • Drunk driving litigation
  • 2005
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Attorneys dealing with media issues
  • 2000
  • American Bar Association National Convention
  • Media and the Law
  • 1999
  • New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
  • Premises Liability
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (80)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen Boyd is a well-respected, tenacious advocate for his client. Known by many for superb communication and reasoning ability, his excellent trial skills and his delightful demeanor, I would have no hesitation referring my most serious cases to Steve for his handling and reprensentation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Steve is highly regarded for his trial work particularly for the victims of drunken driving. As a former newscaster, Steve is a gifted communicator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I personally worked with Steve at the Trial Lawyer's College in Wyoming. I also spent a great deal of time with Steve. Steve's legal acumen is second to none. More importantly, Steve's heart and desire to be the best and do the best for his clients are all second to none. I would refer my dearest friends and relatives to Steve."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best pi attorneys in New York State."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Power of attorney Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Boyd is an excellent Attorney. I have known him for most of his legal carreer. He is well respected by his peers and the judiciary. He is trustworthy and dependable."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is a skilled litigator who is a passionate advocate for his clients. He is very knowledgable in the law."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a very well-respected attorney in the legal community. I have had the pleasure of working with him on several matters, and have also seen him "at work" for his clients both inside and outside the courtroom. He puts everything he has into his cases, and his results are proof of his hard work and tenacity. In my opinion, Steve is a skilled negotiator and a hard-nosed trial practitioner. He is an outstanding lawyer, commited to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an outstanding attorney who is well respected in both the legal community and the community at large. You won't find a better attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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