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Karie J. Boyd

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Diego, CA

Boyd Law APC
501 W Broadway, Suite 1760
San Diego, CA 92101-5045
Phone: 619-375-1701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Family Law, Civil Litigation: Defense, Estate & Trust Litigation
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Attorney Profile

Karie J. Boyd is the lead trial attorney at Boyd Law APC in San Diego, California. Ms. Boyd has over a decade of legal experience and focuses her practice on family law, with a particular emphasis on high-end divorce. She serves clients in San Diego and throughout Southern California. 

Ms. Boyd has been certified by the State Bar of California Legal Specialization Program as a specialist in family law. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked in real estate, giving her insight into her divorce clients’ real estate issues in the property division process. 

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys listed Ms. Boyd as one of the “Top Ten Divorce Attorneys,” and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel included her on its list of the “Top 15 of Attorneys in the Nation.” She has received nominations from the San Diego Business Journal, the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Orange County Business Journal, San Diego magazine and the San Diego Daily Transcript.

Ms. Boyd belongs to several regional bar associations, the Lawyers Club of San Diego, the State Bar of California and the National Latina Women’s Business Association. She is involved in her local community, contributing to organizations including MANA de San Diego and Women for Women International. 

Ms. Boyd received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She earned her law degree from California Western School of Law. She holds licenses to practice law before all California state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Divorce, Will Contests


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Karie J. Boyd

First Admitted: 2008, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California
  • Step Up Women’s Network, Member
  • MAMAS, Board Member
  • Lawyers Club, Member and Platinum Annual Sponsor
  • NLWBA, Member
  • American Bar Association, Southern District of California, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar, Member 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California, Thompson Reuters’ 2015 edition  


  • Women of Influence Special Feature, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2013
  • Nominated for the Top Young Attorney Award, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2009 – 2010
  • Nominated for Top Real Estate Litigation Attorney, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2011 – 2013
  • Nominated for the Top Corporate Attorney, San Diego Daily Transcript, 2012 – 2013
  • Women of Year Award Nominee, San Diego Magazine, 2013 – Present
  • Women Who Mean Business Award Nominee, San Diego Business Journal, 2013 – Present
  • Women Making A Difference Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2014- 2016
  • Women in Business Awards Nominee, Orange County Business Journal, 2013 – Present
  • Ranked “Top 10” Divorce Attorney by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Ranked 2015 “Top 1% of Attorneys in the Nation” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Educational Background

  • University of Santa Monica, Master’s Degree: Spiritual Psychology
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. in History, Emphasis: European and World History and minor in Political Science


  • In this month's newsletter, learn how Boyd Law was successful in a negotiating a parenting plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boyd Law is excited to celebrate Boyd Law San Francisco's one-year anniversary this month. Read testimonials from a recent Sacramento family law client and Los Angeles civil litigation and probate clients. Find out important factors to consider when choosing a trust and estate attorney and learn helpful tips for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boyd Law congratulates Associate Attorney Sal Padula on his one-year anniversary with the firm and we wish a happy birthday to legal support staff member Carrie Daundivier and Office Manager and Legal Secretary Susana Hueso., Boyd Law Newsletter - May 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist 

Industry Groups

  • Individual and Business Matters
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Office Location for Karie J. Boyd

501 W Broadway
Suite 1760
San Diego, CA 92101-5045

Phone: 619-375-1701

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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