Thomas H. Boyd, Shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Named as One of the “Attorneys of the Year”
Minneapolis, MN — February 21, 2013. Commercial litigation
shareholder Thomas H. Boyd was recently selected to Minnesota Lawyer’s 2012 “Attorneys of the Year” list. This annual award is reserved for a select group of
attorneys from throughout the state who have distinguished themselves through
exemplary work. This year’s
honorees will be featured in a special section in Minnesota Lawyer on February 25th and during an awards
dinner on February 21st, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown
Minnesota Lawyer will also present the
Circle of Excellence award to Mr. Boyd.
This award honors those who have been named to the” Attorneys of the
Year” list in previous years. Mr. Boyd
was also named as an “Attorney of the Year” in 2006.
The honorees were chosen based on the following
criteria: procuring a successful
result in an important case or business transaction, leadership in professional
associations, participation in newsworthy events in the legal community, or by
performing significant public services or in-house legal services. This
past year, Winthrop & Weinstine was hired by the Minnesota Legislature when its ballot question on the
proposed Voter Identification amendment was challenged and attempts were made to
deprive Minnesota voters of their constitutional right to vote on the proposed
amendment. Mr. Boyd played a bi-partisan role in
successfully representing the Minnesota Legislature in these proceedings.
The Minnesota Supreme Court held the proposed amendment would remain on the
ballot, thus preserving the Legislature’s authority under the Minnesota
Mr. Boyd practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation and
civil appeals. He handles cases
involving contract law, tort law, probate and trust matters, employment law,
intellectual property, eminent domain and land use, product liability, and
insurance coverage disputes. He is a
founding member and former chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the
Minnesota State Bar Association and the Eighth Circuit Bar Association. He has
also served on the boards of directors of the ABA's Council of Appellate
Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association (Minnesota Chapter). He currently works in the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General as the
Special Assistant Attorney General.
In the community, he has served as chair and is on the board of the
Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society and is also the immediate past
president of the Ramsey County Historical Society. He is currently on several non-profit boards
of directors, including Minnesota Landmarks and the Minnesota Veterinary
History Museum, and has served on countless others during his career. He also currently chairs the pro bono
committee at Winthrop & Weinstine and provides extensive support and
mentoring to those doing pro bono work.
Mr. Boyd received his J.D. from the University
of Iowa College of Law, his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Iowa and
his B.A. from the University of Iowa.
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