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Patricia Ann Boyes

Real estate Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.4   11 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Patricia

Learn Patricia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Purchase and sale, non-disclosure issues, boundary disputes, easements, partitions, and commercial and residential leases.

  2. Estate planning
    Revocable living trusts, wills, power of attorney, and advanced health care directives.

  3. Personal injury
    Automobile accidents, and slip/trip and falls.

  4. Commercial real estate
    Commercial & Business Law

  5. Probate
    Appointment of Administrators/Executors; probate of will; issuance of letters; and estate distribution; conservatorships.


My goal is to help people solve their legal problems as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Even though I am experienced in all phases of civil litigation, up to and including preparation for trial, I have also participated in numerous successful negotiations and mediations which eliminated the necessity of lengthy and costly litigation. It is always preferable to try to reach a resolution to any dispute sooner rather than later.

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BoyesLegal, APC - Silicon Valley
84 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 550
San Jose, CA, 95128
BoyesLegal, APC - Santa Cruz
BoyesLegal, APC San Francisco
50 California Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA, 94111
BoyesLegal, APC - Los Angeles
12100 Wilshire Blvd.
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
BoyesLegal, APC - Phoenix AZ
2375 E. Camelback Road
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
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4.4 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2014
Excellent, responsive, emphathetic advocate!
Patricia Boyes was an excellent lawyer for me in a case that dragged on for two years. The case was contentious and the opposition was often unscrupulous (including the lawyers), so she had to use not only her legal knowledge, but also her wits. She was hardworking and often worked on weekends to draft responses or legal documents that needed to be completed quickly and would talk to me on weekends or off hours when necessary. Her office staff was helpful and answered questions when she was unavailable. I appreciated their efforts as well. It was a rare occasion when I couldn't get a hold of anyone. One aspect of a choosing a lawyer that people don't necessarily consider, but that may be important, is the lawyer's ability to empathize with the client regarding the case. While it isn't always necessary, in this case I was often consoled by the fact that Patricia could also empathize with me. I felt she fought for me not only because I was paying her to do so, but because she saw the injustice in the situation. That made a big difference when all the legal wrangling and judgments seemed to be going against me.
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Posted by Mario | February 6, 2014
5 Star lawer
Patricia is a very good lawer who always kept me informed and up to date on my case ,she knew exactly what to do and executed perfectly ,Im very satisfied with the outcome of my case ,I highly recommend Patricia Boyes
Posted by Mark | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord dispute
My college age daughter lived in an off-campus apartment during the past school year, renting a bedroom in a condo from a private owner. Upon leaving, the landlord refused to return her deposit, saying that the deposit was actually "to hold her spot", even thought the lease clearly stated it was as security deposit. Patricia quickly evaluated the situation and gave us a couple of options to proceed. We wanted to avoid small claims court, so Patricia wrote a very skillfully constructed letter and was able t get my daughters security deposit back in just a couple of weeks.
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Posted by Omer | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, professional, and fully dedicated to solving your issue!
I recently hired Patricia to help me with a relatively small matter around a service appointment that went sideways. Given it's a minor legal issue, I was not expecting to be high on Patricia's list. I was pleasantly surprised with how professional, dedicated and responsive Patricia was. She was able to "fix the problem" for me in a short amount of time, and in the process, gave me the best feeling I could hope for as a customer. I'm sharing here a warm recommendation, and look forward to working with Patricia again in the future if such circumstances arise.
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Posted by Adi | May 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Patricia
We ( my wife and I) had severe personal injuries. Patricia and team are amazing in understanding our issue, suggest best way to address it and in implementing the steps to address the issue. To state a few of all that they have done in the last 2+years- they helped us by handling medical insurance companies, service providers imposing liens, filing a lawsuit and diligently performing the consequent steps that concluded in a deserved settlement. They are great at setting the expectations and communicating what is needed from us in a timely manner . I would definitely reachout to Patricia to address relevant issues in the future. Hopefully, we wouldnt need to. Patricia is truly proficient, efficient, experienced and trustworthy in handling personal injury cases.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and helpful
We consulted Patricia on a real estate matter and based on her advice we avoided litigation / arbitration and settled privately in a few days with a satisfactory result. Would highly recommend her.
Posted by Judy | April 25, 2011
Landlord/Tenant Dispute
After moving out of a house we were renting, we requested our cleaning deposit back and were refused. Patricia was able to get it returned to us and then some. The burdan was lifted as soon as she took the case. I have worked with several attorneys in the past , and would highly recommend Patricia over any of the others.
Posted by Dan | April 3, 2011
Pharmacy error
Pat helped us to work with three insurance agencies involved in a case where our son was given a potentially lethal dose of the wrong medication. We gave her the information she requested and she did the rest. With her help we were able to settle without going to court. She kept is informed and called whenever a decision from us was needed. We appreciate her friendly and supportive guidance, and her professionalism in dealing with an emotional incident for us.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped us resolve the issue
We hired Patricia to resolve a real estate related issue. She helped us resolve it. The process took about 2 months. I would have appreciated a bit more proactive communication about the current status if the issue.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Had a consultation with Ms Boyes and agreed to proceed with document preparation. Ms Boyes was supposed to follow up with instructions and questions next day. After not hearing back for a few days, I called her offices -- couldn't find a real person, no one responded to my messages.
Posted by Alexandra | June 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extraordinarily rude
I had 30-minute consultation call with Patricia Boyes last week to ask a question regarding a lease signing and it's legality and I have never been treated so poorly and hostility in my life when paying for a service. Immediately and loudly said she couldn't hear, couldn't understand what I was trying to "pull over", and then finally said: oh, this is just about money. Why didn't you say that. I Immediately terminated the conversation after 5 minutes and suggest that unless you feel like being humiliated for asking a legal question, choose a different lawyer.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • BoyesLegal, APC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Menekshe Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Research Assistant
  • Simmons & Purdy
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legal Assistant
  • Tharpe & Howell
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Timan & Walsh
  • 2002 - 2003
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  • Monterey College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • Institute on International and Comparative Law, Paris, France.
  • 2001
  • California State Univ Sacramento
  • B.A.
  • N/A
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Lifetime Secondary Teaching Credential
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brewer v. McEnery
  • Settled prior to trial at court ordered mediation
  • A. Menekshe v. Dependable Auto Shippers
  • Settlement in favor of Plaintiff
  • Solano Pacific v. Charles McGill Living Trust
  • Settled through mediation
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  • California Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Getting Your Affairs in Order: Five Essential Documents
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Patricia
Probate Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney provides consistently helpful answers and would be a good resource for the community in the event they need a lawyer in this field."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat is an excellent and conscientious attorney. I would not hesitate to work with her or to have her represent me."
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