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Matthew W. Boyd

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Lexington, KY

Boyd Law Office
155 E. Main St., Ste 220
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-279-4980
Fax: 859-252-0188
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

Matthew W. Boyd is the owner of his own law firm that is based in Lexington, Kentucky. Providing dedicated representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state, he focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, assisting people who have been charged by the state with the commission of misdemeanor or felony offenses. Mr. Boyd's other practice areas include personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He provides advice and counsel regarding a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, dependency, abuse and neglect, and mental health and guardianship cases. He is admitted to practice in all Kentucky state courts. He is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Federal Court.

The types of cases that Mr. Boyd has handled in his criminal defense practice have included driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fraud and other white collar crimes, drug possession and distribution, and sex offenses. He also guides children and their families through the juvenile court process. Mr. Boyd has been able to obtain numerous bench and jury acquittals in many of these cases while, in others, he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

Mr. Boyd's personal injury practice is largely centered on truck and other motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and non-workplace injuries.  A 1996 cum lauds graduate of Hanover College, where he majored in sociology and history, Mr. Boyd obtained his Juris Doctor in 1999 from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Mr. Boyd has served on the Fayette County Bar Association Board of Trustees for the past five years. He has served as Secretary, Treasurer, and is currently the President-Elect of the Bar Association. 

Mr. Boyd also serves as an Adminstrative Hearing Officer for the City of Lexington. Mr. Boyd is the Board Chairman for Lexenomics, a non profit committed to bringing new ideas and experiences to the Bluegrass. 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Felony, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

About Matthew W. Boyd

First Admitted: 1999, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • Citizen Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Top 50 DUI Attorneys
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Office Location for Matthew W. Boyd

155 E. Main St.
Ste 220
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-279-4980

Fax: 859-252-0188

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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