Jeffrey D. Boyd

Jeffrey D. Boyd

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Nelson Boyd, PLLC
 | 411 University Street, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-971-7601
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Insurance Coverage (50%)
Attorney Profile

Jeff is an experienced plaintiffs trial lawyer who has tried over 100 civil jury cases in over 45 jurisdictions. His practice areas include motorcycle collisions, bicycle collisions, trucking accidents, wrongful death, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, wage and hour claims, and legal malpractice.

In addition to his active law practice, Jeff has been a national trial consultant for over 14 years and is president of Boyd Trial Consulting, PLLC.  He conducts interactive focus groups, assists with theme development, and jury selection.  He is frequently hired by many of the top trial lawyers throughout the country to consult on their toughest cases.  He is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants.

Jeff is an active member of the American Association for Justice where he serves as a State Delegate and is a member of the Jury Bias Litigation Group.  In 2008, he was awarded the Wiedeman & Wysocki National Finance Council Award.  He is a Member of the Melvin Belli Society.  He is a member of the invitation only National Trial Lawyers Association and sits on the Executive Committee of the Association of Wage & Hour Attorneys.  He is also a member of Public Justice.  

He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and received the President's Award from the Ohio Association for Justice.  He is a past president of the Central Ohio Association for Justice and former Executive Director of OAJ.  

Jeff is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, Associate Editor of WSAJ's "Trial News," and a member of the Board of Governors of WSAJ.  

He is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of Washington School of Law.

About Jeffrey Boyd

Admitted: 2009, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.nelsonboydlaw.com/who-we-are_jeffrey.php

Honors/Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1995
  • Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • President's Award, Ohio Association for Justice, 2008
  • President, Central Ohio Association for Justice, 2000
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki National Finance Counsel Award, American Association for Justice, 2008
  • President, Central Ohio Association for Justice, 2000
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • The State of Washington, Admitted to Practice, 2009
  • Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Admitted to Practice, 1983
  • The State of Ohio, Admitted to Practice, 1982
  • Federal District Court, Western District of Washington, Admitted to Practice, 2010
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Admitted to Practice, 1989

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Association for Justice
  • State Delegate, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Washington State Association for Justice
  • Fellow, Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Member, Public Justice
  • Member, Legislative Steering Committee, Washington State Association for Justice
  • President, Central Ohio Association for Justice (2000-2001)
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member, The Association of Wage and Hour Attorneys
  • Assistant Editor, WSAJ Trial News, Washington State Association for Justice
  • Editor of the COAJ's Quarterly Comment, Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member, American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, What Focus Groups Tell Us About Medical Malpractice Cases, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Winter Seminar, Steamboat Springs, CO., 2017
  • Speaker, "Punitive Damages and the Drunk Driver," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Regional Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, 1993
  • Speaker, Using Focus Groups to Discover and Meet the Needs of the Jury, American Association for Justice, Jury Bias - A Day at the Races Seminar, Louisville, KY., 2016
  • Speaker, "Bad Faith," Hot Topics in Insurance Law, Ohio CLE Institute, Columbus, Ohio, 1993
  • Co-Speaker, How Much Medicine does the Jury Need to Know?, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, 50th Anniversary Spring Seminar, Boise, ID., 2017
  • Speaker, "Bad Faith," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Insurance Law Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, 1990
  • Author, Book Review of “Psychological Science in the Courtroom,” WSAJ Trial News, 2010
  • Contributing Editor, Tort Law Journal of Ohio, published by West Publishing, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Author, "Sanctions in the Era of Zealous-less Advocacy," Tort Law Journal of Ohio, 2007
  • Author, "Franklin County Annual Review of Auto Crash Verdicts, 1999-­2005", 2005
  • Author, "How To Try A Personal Injury Case Without Medical Testimony," Ohio Trial, 1999
  • Author, "Reclaiming the Courtroom: How to Use Expert Witnesses Most Effectively," Wiley Law Publications Expert Witness Update, 1998
  • Author, "How to Efficiently and Effectively Conduct a Rule 103 Arbitration," Ohio State Bar Association Bar Briefs, 1996
  • Speaker, "The First Eight in the Box," Ohio Trial, 1995
  • Author, "Picking a Jury in a Civil Case in Ohio," (with Dr. Amy Singer), Ohio Trial, 1995
  • Author, The Savoie Trilogy, Ohio Trial, 1994
  • Speaker, “Trial Tips,” National CLE Conference, Vail, Colorado, 2011
  • Author, Brief Amicus Curiae before the Ohio Supreme Court, on behalf of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Cabe v. Lunich (1994), 70 Ohio St.3d 589, 1994
  • Speaker, “What Were They Thinking: Tips Learned From 12 Years of Doing Focus Groups, How They Work, and How They Can Improve Your Practice,” WSAJ Seattle Roundtable, Seattle, Washington, 2010
  • Author, "Stopping the Drunken Driver: A Matter of Conscience," Ohio Trial, 1993
  • Speaker, "What Were They Thinking: Tips Learned from 12 Years of Doing Focus Groups, How They Work, and How They Can Improve Your Practice”, Mississippi Association for Justice 2010 Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010
  • Author, "Getting Medical Records, Bills and Opinions into Evidence at Trial," Ohio Trial, 1991
  • Faculty, College of Trial Advocacy, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Columbus, Ohio, Lecturer, 2006
  • Speaker, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Law Review CLE, Seattle , 2012
  • Speaker, Masters of Voir Dire, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Columbus, Ohio, 2006
  • Speaker, What Were They Thinking!?!, Couer d’Alene, ID, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Speaker, "Technical Tools for the Trial Advocate," Ohio Attorney General's Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, 2004
  • Speaker, How Jurors Really Think - A Live Focus Group Evaluates a Personal Injury Case, Portland, OR, Multnomah County Bar Association, 2013
  • Speaker, "Using Technology at Trial," Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio, 2003
  • Speaker, 4 Trial Tips You Can Start Using Today, Maui Conference, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Speaker, "A High Tech Mock Trial of a Scott-Pontzer Case," Co-Chair, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Regional Seminars, Columbus, Ohio, 2001
  • Speaker, "Case Evaluation," Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio, 2000
  • Speaker, What Generation XYZ Expects From Your Association - the “New Millennium, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA , National Association Of Trial Lawyers Executives (NATLE), 2013
  • Speaker, "Using Focus Groups to Win," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Regional Seminars, Columbus, Ohio, 1999
  • Speaker, How Jurors Really Think; A Live Focus Group Evaluation of a Personal Injury Case, PortLand, OR., Multnomah County Bar Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Case Evaluation," Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio, 1999
  • Speaker, Focus Groups And Juror Perspective in Premises Cases, Winter Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Speaker, "Expert Witnesses," Ohio CLE Institute, Columbus, Ohio, 1998
  • Speaker, Focus Groups - Feeling Good or Learning How To Win?, Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD , American Association For Justice, 2014
  • Speaker, "Automobile Crashworthiness - GM, the Type III Door Latch, and the Seat-Belt-in-the-Door," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio, 1997
  • Speaker, Focus Groups - Feeling Good or Learning How To Win?, Annual Convention, Skamania, WA, Luvera Seminar Washington State Association For Justice, 2014
  • Speaker, "Alcohol, Drugs, Seatbelts," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Tort Reform Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, 1996
  • Speaker, Lawyers are from Mars. Jurors are from Venus. What Lawyers Can Learn from Focus Groups, Inns Of Court, OR, Portland, 2014
  • Speaker, "Liquor Liability and the Underage Drinker," Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996
  • Speaker, Bad Faith. Good Stuff. Western Trial Lawyers Association, Winter Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2015
  • Speaker, Putting It All Together - What Focus Groups Tell Us About What Is Important, WSAJ - Winning with Witnesses Seminar, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • Speaker, "Ethical Representation of Clients - Avoiding Mistakes," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio, 1996
  • Speaker, Juror Attitudes in Complex Cases: How Real People Think About Tough Trial Issues, Portland, OR., Multnomah County Bar Association, 2015
  • Speaker, "Litigating a UM/UIM Case," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Insurance Law Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, 1996
  • Speaker, Juror Attitudes in Complex Cases: How Real People Think About Tough Trial Issues, Annual Conference, Sun Valley, ID, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker, "Plaintiff's Pleadings and Motion Practice," Civil Litigation in Ohio, Ohio CLE Institute, Columbus, Ohio, 1996
  • Speaker, D-I-S-C: Who's Your Jury Going to Be?, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO., 2016
  • Speaker, Tort Action Against the Drunk Driver: Post Cabe," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio, 1995
  • Speaker, How Much Medicine Does the Jury Need to Know?, Washington State Association for Justice, Understanding Medicine Seminar, Seattle, WA., 2016
  • Speaker, "Scheduling and Trial of a Civil Suit: Plaintiff's Perspective," Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio, 1994

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Eagle Member, Washington State Association for Justice
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Washington School of Law (2012-present)
  • Board of Trustees, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President, Central Ohio Association for Justice (2000-2001)
  • Board Member, Washington State Association for Justice
  • Executive Committee, The Association of Wage and Hour Attorneys
  • President, Boyd Trial Consulting, PLLC

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, J.D., 1982
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, B.A. in Psychology, with honors, 1979
Office Location for Jeffrey D. Boyd

411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101

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Last Updated: 1/25/2019

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