Sam Boyd was honored in May 2018 as the Top 100 Lawyers Magazine’s 2018 Attorney of the Year and has received their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of law.
Sam Boyd was also honored as a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus by the Texas Tech School of Law and was personally recognized on March 5, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas.
Texas native and former Green Beret Captain Samuel (“Sam”) L. Boyd practices in the areas of: qui tam litigation; False Claims Act litigation and whistleblower cases, generally. Mr. Boyd is an experienced and accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, who has practiced before state and federal courts throughout the country. In recognition of Mr. Boyd’s exceptional legal representation, he has received the prestigious AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. For a number of years, Mr. Boyd has been honored as a “Texas Top Rated Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell. The National Trial Lawyers years ago named him to the Top 100, and he remains a Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Mr. Boyd is an active member of the legal community as well as the civic community. He is an active Director Emeritus of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, an active Emeritus Director of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He was a former Chairman of the Business Torts and Antitrust Committee for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Boyd also regularly volunteers as a board member and supporter of a charitable education organization in a lesser advantaged Dallas community. He, for many years, volunteered as a mentor to third-graders at O.M. Roberts Elementary School in East Dallas.
Mr. Boyd served his country in Vietnam and was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Master Parachutist’s Badge, the Military Freefall Badge (HALO), four (4) Bronze Stars (2 with “V”)( 2 for Meritorious Achievement in Combat), three (3) Air Medals, three (3) Army Commendation Medals, and other recognition during his service. Mr. Boyd, an infantry officer, was also the Distinguished Honor Graduate [1/500] of his Jump School Class # 68-22 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Mr. Boyd attended Texas Tech University, where he graduated first in his class as Valedictorian with a B.A., with Highest Honors, in Mathematics and first in his class as Valedictorian with a M.B.A. Mr. Boyd also earned his J.D. from Texas Tech University, graduating seventh in his class with high honors, and was selected as the International Law Graduate for the year of 1977 by international legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi.
B.A. in Mathematics, with highest honors, Texas Tech University, 1974
M.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1977
J.D., with high honors, Texas Tech University, 1977
Academic Honors and Activities
Phi Kappa Phi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Order of the Coif
Phi Delta Phi
National Mock Trial Team, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1975-1977
Member and Managing Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, 1975-1977
Member, National Order of Barristers, Texas Tech University School of Law
Member and President, Texas Tech Slovo (Russian Language) Club,1973
U.S. Virgin Islands, 1994 (inactive)
Professional Memberships and Activities
Faculty, American Bar Association annual False Claims Act Trial Institute
CLE Lecturer, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Staff Judge Advocate, Society of the 173d Airborne Brigade, 1986-1994
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Texas (Member, Pattern Jury Charge IV and Securities Law Committees)
Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Director Emeritus; Chairman, Antitrust and Business Torts Committee, 1985-1992; Member, Ethics Committee)
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (Director Emeritus)
Judge Advocate General, 555th Parachute Infantry Association
U.S. Army (Airborne), Captain (1967-72)
A-Team Demolitions Specialist (E-5), 6th Special Forces Group, 1968
A-Team Leader, 7th Special Forces Group, 1969
173rd Airborne Brigade, Rifle Platoon Leader, Aide de Camp, 1970-71
82nd Airborne Division, Rifle Company Commander, 1971-1972
Assistant, G-3 Operations, USAJFKCMA (HQ, U.S. Army Special Forces), 1971