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Sam Boyd was honored as a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus by the Texas Tech School of Law and was recognized on March 5, 2016 at the school’s 12th Annual Scholarship Gala 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; whistleblower cases; business litigation and business fraud; securities litigation and securities fraud; and antitrust and unfair competition.  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 has 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, and a former Chairman of the Business Torts and Antitrust Committee for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.  Mr. Boyd also regularly volunteers as a member 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.

Education
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
Admissions
Professional Memberships and Activities
Military Service
  • 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