Derrick Boyd

Boyd Powers & Williamson
105 N State St, Suite B
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-8308
www.spblaw.com


As a founding partner of BPW, Derrick focuses on business disputes, including bank fraud, lender liability, unfair competition cases, intellectual property disputes (patents, trademarks and trade secrets), contractual disputes and antitrust violations. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial and has practiced in the State and Federal Courts of Texas as well as numerous other state and federal courts. Derrick was included on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2006 and has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list since 2009. Attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers listings by Thomson Reuters based on peer recognition and professional achievement. In addition to his numerous memberships with legal and advocacy groups, he is on the Board of Directors of WARM and Wise Christian Counseling Center. Since 2016, he has also been a Director for the Cotton Bowl. Born in Plainview, Texas and raised in Decatur, Derrick graduated from the University of Texas and earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994. Since returning to Decatur, Derrick has served on the Decatur Chamber of Commerce where he completed a three-year term as director. He also served on the Economic Development Committee for the Main Street Program in Decatur and the Decatur ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors. Derrick is married to Cheri Boyd who serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Decatur Independent School District. They have three daughters, Emily, Ainsley and Finley. CERTIFICATIONS Derrick is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 BAR ADMISSIONS Boyd is admitted to practice in Texas State and Federal Courts (1994) and has appeared in numerous other state and federal courts. PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Wise County Bar Association State Bar of Texas American Bar Association Cotton Bowl Director Wise County Christian Counseling, Board of Directors WARM ? Wise Area Relief Mission Wise Christian Counseling Center ? Board of Directors