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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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 85%
    17 years, 700 cases
  2. Trucking Accident: 4%
    17 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 4%
    17 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 4%
    17 years, 29 cases
  5. Brain Injury: 3%
    17 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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    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.


    Dan Kohane Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William F. Savino

    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.


    William Savino Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Steve Boyd, PC

40 North Forest Road
Buffalo, NY, 14221


NYCurrently registered 199907/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
New York Super Lawyers 2011 - Upstate EditionSuper Lawyers2011
New York Super Lawyers 2009 - Upstate EditionSuper Lawyers2010
New York Super Lawyers 2009 - Upstate EditionSuper Lawyers2009
Service AwardGenesee Count Mothers Against Drunk Driving2004
Media AwardBar Association of Erie County1999
Alumni of the YearHutchinson Central Technical High School1999
Heroism AwardNiagara Falls Fire Dept. and Mayor1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSteve Boyd, PC2012 - Present
Legal Affairs Committee ChairSUNY-Erie Community College Board of Trustees2012 - Present
Managing PartnerO'Brien Boyd, PC2001 - Present
AssociateBallow Braisted O'Brien & Rusin1999 - 2001
News AnchorWHTT-FM1989 - 1995
Anchor-ReporterWKBW-TV1989 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Visit Buffalo NiagaraBoard of Directors2012 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMedia Law Committee Member2011 - Present
World Fit (Olympians for Worldwide Fitness)Community Leader for Buffalo, New York2010 - Present
SUNY Erie Community CollegeSecretary of the Board of Trustees2010 - Present
Women's Bar Association of New York (Western New York chapter)Member2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeLeaders Forum Member2007 - Present
Buffalo Broadcasters AssociationMember2005 - Present
Judges & Police Conference, Erie County, NYMember2003 - Present
Western New York Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Bar Association of Erie CountyMember1999 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Crusade Against Impaired DrivingBoard Member2008 - 2009
Mount St. Joseph AcademyTrustee2004 - 2010
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Canisius CollegeCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women's Bar Association of New YorkLaw as a second career2010
WBEN Radio live guestDistracted Drivers2010
Basic Tort & Insurance Law PracticePremises Liability2010
WKBW-TV Eyewitness NewsAirline crash litigation rules2009
AM BuffaloUnderstanding your rights after a car crash2008
AM BuffaloViscious dog injury lawsuits2008
PM BuffaloDrunk driving lawsuits2007
AM BuffaloDram shop liability2007
Mother's Against Drunk Driving Award DinnerDrunk driving litigation2005
Continuing Legal EducationAttorneys dealing with media issues2000
American Bar Association National ConventionMedia and the Law1999
New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law SectionPremises LiabilityN/A