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Betty J. Boyd, Founder and Lead Attorney of the Law Office of Betty J. Boyd (located in Southern California), has nearly a decade of professional legal experience.  She graduated as the Valedictorian of her law school class, with Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence (highest grade), in three of her law courses.  Subsequently, she furthered her education, by completing the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Deposition and Trial Advocacy courses as well as several other courses from various bar associations, such as the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) and the American Bar Association (ABA), Business Section.  


 


Betty centralizes her practice on federal tax controversy (e.g., IRS audits/appeals and litigation), federal tax relief (e.g., installment plan agreements and offers in compromise), and Californian business litigation (e.g., contract and employment law disputes).  Betty earned an M.A. degree in Industrial/Organizational (IO) Psychology, with a best-thesis nomination, as well as a Tax LL.M. degree, with CALI Excellence awards (highest grade), in two of her tax courses.  Betty received positive feedback on her externship work at the Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, Tax Law Clinic and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.  


 


Betty’s favorite quote from one of her Tax LL.M.’s law cases was that from Judge Learned Hand:


 


     “Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as


     possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the


     treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes.” 


 


With individual, personal attention to each of her clients, Betty seeks to achieve the best possible results in all of her cases.  


 


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Practice areas

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  1. Tax: 50%
  2. Contracts: 40%
  3. Trusts: 10%

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  • Christopher B. Johnson

    Betty has a strong commitment to excellence and I admire her desire to always learn more, which sets her apart from the average lawyer. She's dedicated to her clients and extremely thorough.

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    Christopher Johnson Probate Attorney
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  • Norman Ray Vantreeck

    I have known Betty for a while and her passion and expert drafting of court documents for litigation is unparalleled. I highly endorse Betty.

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Contact info

Betty J. Boyd, M.A., Esq.

333 W Garvey Ave Ste B334
Monterey Park, CA, 91754

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200805/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honoree of Groundbreaking Personal Stories LA LawyersLA Law Library2015
Cali Award in Trusts and Estates BeneficiariesChapman University School of Law2013
Cali Award in Estate and Gift TaxChapman University School of Law2013
ValedictorianWestern State University College of Law2007
Witkin Award in RemediesWestern State College of Law2007
Witkin Award in Civil Procedure IIWestern State University College of Law2006
Witkin Award in Criminal LawWestern State University College of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Betty J. Boyd2008 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2012 - Present
Orange County Asian American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionDelegate2012 - 2014
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2012 - 2016
Phi Alpha DeltaVice Justice2010 - 2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawTax LawTax LL.M.2015
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
California State University, Long BeachIndustrial/Organizational PsychologyMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Making the Transition from Law Student to LawyerPractice Tips for Law Students2011