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Jeffrey D. Boyd has tried over 100 civil jury trials throughout the course of his career. His approach to law has always been based on digging into the details and data of a case in order to see the larger picture more clearly, requiring personal interaction with clients and an understanding, working relationship. President of Boyd Trial Consulting, he has served as a trial consultant throughout the United States for over 15 years, assisting other lawyers with their cases. 


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  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    34 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    34 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    34 years
  4. Insurance: 20%
  5. Ethics: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Matthew S. Spencer

    At first, you will be impressed with Jeff's credentials. Once you meet him, you will be even more impressed with the way he cares about his clients and with providing great legal services.


    Matthew Spencer Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Jeff. Jeff is dedicated to providing his clients with the exceptional representation. He is experienced in this area of the law and seeks to obtain justice for his clients. Jeff is also experienced in consulting on jury issues and assists other lawyers with their cases.


    Kevin Coluccio Brain injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Wiedemann and Wysocki National Finance Counsel AwardAmerican Association for Justice2008
President's AwardOhio Association for Justice2008
Distinguished Service AwardOhio Academy of Trial Lawyers1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Washington School Of Law, Trial Advocacy2012 - Present
PartnerNelson Boyd, PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerBoyd Trial Consulting2009 - Present
Executive DirectorOhio Association for Justice2007 - 2009
AttorneyThe Boyd Law Firm and Boyd Trial Consulting1998 - 2009
PartnerMccarthy, Palmer, Volkema, Boyd & Thomas1989 - 1998
AssociateLane, Alton & Horst, & Zonak, Poulos, & Hunter1982 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2013 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Clallam County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Melvin M. Belli SocietyMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Society of Trial ConsultantsMember2009 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Public JusticeMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1989 - Present
Central Ohio Association for JusticePast President1989 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News, WSAJPreparing for Voir Dire2015
Trial News, WSAJThem vs. US2014
Trial News, WSAJIn Praise of Rubbing Shoulders2014
Trial News, WSAJNo2014
Trial News, WSAJCritical Thinking About Critical Thinking2014
Trial News, WSAJGetting to Know Judge Ramseyer2014
Trial News, WSAJPersonal Responsibility “Am I my Brother’s Keeper?2013
Trial News, WSAJThe Challenges of the Modest Case2013
Trial News, WSAJYou are Not so Smart (and Neither am I)!2013
Trial News, WSAJTrial News, Your portal to your Practice2013
Trial News, WSAJ"Accidents” Don’t Happen2013
American Association for Justice TrialFocus Groups and Juror Perspective2013
Trial News, WSAJUsing Focus Groups to Discover and Meet the Needs of the Jury2012
Trial News, WSAJFighting to Protect Cancer Victims Outside the Courtroom2011
Trial News, WSAJPsychological Science in the Courtroom, Consensus and Controversy2010
Tort Law Journal of OhioSanctions in the Era of Zealous-less Advocacy2007
Ohio TrialHow To Try A Personal Injury Case Without Medical Testimony1999
Wiley Law Publications Expert Witness UpdateReclaiming the Courtroom: How to Use Expert Witnesses Most Effectively1998
OSBA Bar BriefsHow to Efficiently and Effectively Conduct a Rule 103 Arbitration1996
Ohio TrialThe First Eight in the Box1995
Ohio TrialStopping the Drunken Driver: A Matter of Conscience1993
Ohio TrialGetting Medical Records, Bills and Opinions into Evidence at Trial1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Kent State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, COD-I-S-C: Who's Your Jury Goin to Be?2016
Winter Conference, Lake Tahoe, CABad Faith. Good Stuff.2015
Winning with Witnesses SeminarPutting It All Together - What Focus Groups Tell Us About What Is Important2015
Annual ConferenceJuror Attitudes in Complex Cases: How Real People Think About Tough Trial Issues2015
Winter Conference, Lake Tahoe, CAFocus Groups And Juror Perspective in Premises Cases2014
Multnomah County Bar Association, Portland, ORHow Jurors Really Think; A Live Focus Group Evaluation of a Personal Injury Case2014
Inns of Court, PortlandLawyers are from Mars. Jurors are from Venus. What Lawyers Can Learn from Focus Groups2014
Annual Convention, Skamania, WAFocus Groups - Feeling Good or Learning How To Win?2014
Maui Conference4 Trial Tips You Can Start Using Today2013
Annual ConventionWhat Generation XYZ Expects from Your Association2013
Law Review CLE, SeattleInsurance Coverage Litigation2012
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Couer d’Alene, IDWhat Were They Thinking!?!2012
WSAJ Downtown Seattle Roundtable5 Tips That Will Improve Your Next Trial: Tested Techniques That Will Carry You From Voir Dire To Verdict2011
National CLE Conference, Vail, COTrial Tips2011
Annual Convention, New Orleans, LAWhat Were They Thinking: Tips Learned from 12 Years of Doing Focus Groups, How They Work, and How They Can Improve Your Practice2010
Annual ConventionWhat Were They Thinking: Tips Learned from 12 Years of Doing Focus Groups2010
Ohio Attorney General's SeminarTechnical Tools for the Trial Advocate2004
Annual Convention"Symbol" Coverage in Scott-Pontzer Litigation2003
Regional SeminarsA High Tech Mock Trial of a Scott-Pontzer Case2001
Regional SeminarsUsing Focus Groups To Win1999
Annual ConventionAutomobile Crashworthiness - GM, the Type III Door Latch, and the Seat-Belt-in-the-Door1997
Tort Reform SeminarAlcohol, Drugs, Seatbelts1996
Insurance Law SeminarLitigating a UM/UIM Case1996
Annual Convention, Boston, MALiquor Liability and the Underage Drinker1996
Annual ConventionEthical Representation of Clients - Avoiding Mistakes1996
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersTort Action Against the Drunk Driver: Post Cabe1995
Annual ConventionScheduling and Trial of a Civil Suit: Plaintiff's Perspective1994
Regional SeminarPunitive Damages and the Drunk Driver1993
Insurance Law SeminarBad Faith1990