Bio

Patrick J. Boyd founded The Boyd Law Group, PLLC in 2005 and is an experienced labor and employment law attorney.  He has represented individual executives including many industry captains, CEOs, Fortune 100 companies and small businesses in precedent setting and often high-profile labor, employment and education law matters. 

He has counseled clients on the full range of workplace law issues, including claims of wrongful discharge, harassment, wage and hour violations (including class actions) and claim of discrimination under federal, state and local laws.  He has represented many executives with whistleblower and securities related actions, and in complex executive severance negotiations

Patrick also has significant experience with handling traditional labor relations matters including collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Boyd is frequently featured in the press and prominent publications.   He has appeared on television including on ABC and Fox News and been quoted or featured in The New York Post, Forbes, The New York Times and The New York Law Journal.  In addition, Patrick has been selected as a SuperLawyer for six years in a row and BLG was listed in the New York Law Journal for one of the largest employment law settlements in New York state for 2016.

Patrick Boyd is an active Board member for several local organizations, and is an avid guitar player.  He lives in Westchester with his wife, three children, three dogs and one cat.

Education:

Dartmouth College, B.A. (1995)

Dual major in Literature and Government.

Current Member of the Executive Committee for the Dartmouth College class of 1995.

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. (2000)

Law school curriculum focused on labor and employment law, and faculty research assistant for Labor and Employment Law Professor David L. Gregory.

Current and long standing Executive member of the St. John’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Society

Awards:

Recognition and Accomplishments

Super Lawyer Patrick Boyd | Employment and Labor Attorney

Super Lawyer Award

Patrick J. Boyd was selected as a 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyer in the Employment Litigation.  Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of all lawyers in the State of New York receive this honor.

Patrick Boyd AVVO Top Attorney 10.0 Score

AVVO

Patrick Boyd been awarded a perfect rating of 10 out of 10, for his exceptional legal services, by the prestigious legal resource Avvo.com®. Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services.   Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States

New York Magazine Leaders In The Law

New York Magazine Leaders In The Law

Selected to New York Magazine’s 2018 Leaders In The Law New York’s Leading Lawyers. This special section that features exceptional lawyers practicing in the tri-state area.

Martindale Hubble Client Champion Award 2019

Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award

Every year since 2012 BLG has been awarded the Martindale-Hubbell® honor of distinction for client service. Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have received this award. This honor has been made possible by BLG´s clients who have taken the time to provide customer feedback in the following areas:

  • Communications Ability
  • Responsiveness
  • Quality of Service
  • Value for Money
Top Labor and Employment Law Settlements

New York Law Journal

In 2016, BLG was listed in the New York Law Journal’s Top Settlements of 2016 in the employment law section for a significant settlement on behalf of a large class of women who had been subjected to discriminatory hiring practices.  This special section of the New York Law Journal lauds the accomplishments obtained through settlements, mediations, and arbitrations.  The attorneys and law firms highlighted in this section represent the best of the best throughout the year.

Education:

Dartmouth College, B.A. (1995)

Dual major in Literature and Government.

Current Member of the Executive Committee for the Dartmouth College class of 1995.

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. (2000)

Law school curriculum focused on labor and employment law, and faculty research assistant for Labor and Employment Law Professor David L. Gregory.

Current and long standing Executive member of the St. John’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Society

Awards:

Bar Admissions & Community Affiliation

Affiliations:

  • Member of Executive Committee Board of Advisors of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John’s University, School of Law
  • Member of the Executive Committee for the class of 1995 at Dartmouth College
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • The National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The New York Section of the National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Dartmouth Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Federal Court Admissions:

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • District of Connecticut

Education:

Dartmouth College, B.A. (1995)

Dual major in Literature and Government.

Current Member of the Executive Committee for the Dartmouth College class of 1995.

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. (2000)

Law school curriculum focused on labor and employment law, and faculty research assistant for Labor and Employment Law Professor David L. Gregory.

Current and long standing Executive member of the St. John’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Society

Awards:

Press and Accomplishments

August 30, 2019

Just before Labor Day weekend we are pleased to announce that we have hired Samuel P. Wiles to be another labor and employment law attorney at BLG. Sam just graduated cum laude from The St. John's University School of Law. Welcome Sam!

https://theboydlawgroup.com/samuel-wiles/

 

 

Sam Wiles Employment Lawyer

June 21, 2019

New federal legislation, the Taxpayer First Act (TFA), has recently been enacted by Congress which provides protections for tax whistleblowers to curb retaliatory actions taken against these individuals by others such as their employers. By providing protection against such retaliation, the IRS aims to encourage whistle blower “insiders” to reveal highly valuable information relating to tax fraud and other tax related violations. You can read more about the Taxpayer First Act in the attached article. #BoydLawGroup

National Law Review Article

 

 

Whistleblower Attorney

June 10, 2019

We are very proud to announce that our CT Office Head Stephen Bourtin just received the Lawyers of Distinction award, certifying him as a distinguished member of this nationwide group. This honor is bestowed upon the top 10 percent of attorneys operating in the U.S. and is granted only through consistently high recommendations of peers. Stephen was selected based on his ongoing work in the labor and employment law field. #BLG #TheBoydLawGroup

Stephen Bourtin's Profile Page

 

 

Stephen Bourtin Employment Law Attorney Lawyer Of Distinction Award

May 31, 2019

BLG is excited to welcome summer intern Tiana Rooney to our team. Tiana is a rising third-year student at St. John’s University School of Law and will be a wonderful addition to the firm this summer. #BLG

Tiana Rooney's Profile Page

 

 

Tiana Rooney - Law Clerk

May 17, 2019

HamletHub recently published a small business Q&A featuring BLG as a local CT business. Please read through the article below to learn more about our firm and the importance of employment law issues for small businesses and executives. #BLGinthenews#

Hamlet Hub News Article Link

 

 

Connecticut Employment Lawyers

May 3, 2019

On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States announced it would be deciding whether a federal law prohibits employer discrimination against gay and transgender workers. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars employment discrimination based on “sex.” The Justices will decide whether this language also encompasses discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status, in order to resolve a split among how the federal appellate courts haveinterpreted the law previously. Two recent decisions which held that discrimination against gays and lesbians is covered under Title VII, plus another with a contrary ruling, will be heard and decided by the summer of 2020. The Justices’ decision will settle this longstanding dispute and will certainly be a political factor during the 2020 presidential campaign.

 

 

Gay Transgender Discrimination Attorney NY

Reviews For Patrick J. Boyd

From A Wall Street Executive With A Sexual Orientation And Paternity Leave Claims

It’s not everyday that you find yourself in the awkward situation where you have to sue your employer. The Boyd Law Group, PLLC was recommended to me by a friend who had a similar situation in the past. 


In terms of results The Boyd Law Group, PLLC was able to resolve my situation in a favorable manner and it only took 3 months to get a complete resolution. The firm and its associates were always professional and respectful. They gave me regular updates on my case and were very thorough with reviewing and obtaining relevant information.

What I like the most was how straight forward Patrick was from the moment I first presented my case and how well he went about respecting my need for privacy and efficiency as a client, as well as my risk tolerance for the whole process. Patrick was a smooth negotiator and knew exactly what moves to make and play to push for an expedited resolution. I hope I never find myself in this type of predicament again but would not hesitate to use or recommend The Boyd Law Group, PLLC. to anyone dealing with an employment legal issue.

Start-up Female Executive With Sexual Harassment Case

Patrick and his team helped me during an extremely difficult time for me. He exceeded my expectations with not only the outcome of my case but his close attention to detail and constant communication. Best in the business. Thank you so much, Patrick!

Woman In IT With Gender Discrimination Case

Attorney Patrick Boyd did an amazing job with my case. BLG addressed all of my needs and responded to all my questions in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend Patrick!

From a Hedge Fund Executive - Contract Review and Negotiations

Honest, Diligent & A Great Person

The title of the review sums it up. The proof is that I used Patrick three times which only a satisfied customer would do. I have maintained contact with Patrick over the years simply because he and his staff are great people.

From A Publishing Executive - Severance Package Negotiations

Patrick was there for me from the beginning, taking me under his wing during a very stressful period. His sound legal judgment kept me grounded and protected my rights. He was always available for consultation, even at night. He works extra hard for his clients. I feel he became more than my lawyer, but a friend, too.

From An Executive With Sexual Harassment Claims

I am a former client of the Boyd Law Group and was very impressed by their level of professionalism, knowledge and discretion that was applied to my case. I worked with one of the associates as well as the founder Patrick Boyd. Both were very thorough in their research, knew to ask the right questions to undercut the opposing party who was never as prepared. Patrick is also very personable and an excellent negotiator who will get you the best possible settlement. I would not hesitate to recommend Patrick and his firm to any potential client and in fact, I already have.

From A Wall Street Executive With Whistleblower and Contract Claims

I've worked with Patrick a few times in my career. He's always been a very able partner in providing advice, a referral or fighting for me and my rights.

I've recommended Patrick to colleagues and friends and would not hesitate to do so again in the future.

From The Parent Of An Ivy League Student With Discrimination Claims

I recommend Mr. Boyd without reservation and with great appreciation and respect. This is not something I say lightly. Mr. Boyd provided superb legal advice and intervention.

Without Mr. Boyd's help, guidance, and most of all action we would never have be able to resolve our problem; with his help we did and were reimbursed for what we had paid the institution as well as Mr. Boyd's fees.

Mr. Boyd very quickly understood our predicament and more importantly understood how to resolve it. He did so with great finesse and a well worked out strategy, both indispensable when challenging an institution of almost unlimited resources.

I think that the clearest recommendation I could give him is that when a close friend found himself in serious trouble with his educational institution, I recommended Mr. Boyd to him. With precisely the same combination of finesse, strategy and empathy he resolved my friend's extremely perilous situation.

From A Wall Street Executive With A Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim

Patrick, Steve and the team at The Boyd Law Group not only achieved a resolution that was more than fair...they were far more responsive and upfront than I would have initially expected given past experiences. They worked with me financially, and were very fair with managing my expectations. Moreover, given the group's experience, they are fair but strong negotiators, great listeners and put me, as a client, at ease. I won't think twice about approaching The Boyd Law Group in the future...and recommending them to family/friends and coworkers in need of advice.

From A CEO Of A European Company With Stock and Non-Compete Issues

Very efficient and communicative, Patrick Boyd was always available to me to explain and guide me through proper decision making, ensuring very close follow up with opponents. Ultimately achieved set goals and proper long-term agreement for my protection. I strongly recommend Patrick's professionalism and kindness!

Sales Executive With A Sexual Harassment Claim

Patrick and Steven are extremely professional. They made me feel valued as a client and had excellent follow up. I of course was also pleased with how they were able to resolve my case in a timely fashion. I highly recommend the Boyd Law Group.

From A Chef Data Officer At A Blue Chip Company With Ageism Claims Relevant To A Severance

Designation

I am writing to give my highest possible recommendation for Patrick Boyd and his team at The Boyd Law Group. Originally, Patrick came highly recommended. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Patrick and his team and successfully leveraging their significant experience. Patrick’s exceptional expertise, his thoughtful, deep, logical, and pragmatic approach along with the comprehensive execution of his team are truly unique! On my behalf, Patrick was engaged in non-trivial and lengthy negotiations, which resulted in a successful outcome. He was honest, warm, and very upfront with me at the very beginning and explained to me that It would be a very long and bumpy road, and that I basically have two choices. First was to agree with my current conditions, which wasn't acceptable for my family. The second choice required me to buckle up and be as calm and as emotionless as possible for a long time, which wasn’t always easy. Nevertheless, Patrick succeeded with getting the absolute majority of my needs met and was able to close the whole deal to my complete satisfaction. Overall, my entire work with Patrick and his team exceeded my initial, high expectations, and I still continue working with him to this date. Patrick is a truly unique expert and person, and I whole-heartedly recommend talking to him regarding your employment law related needs.