Allie Boyd

associate | portland | LICENSED IN Oregon, Idaho, & Washington

Diligent approach for effective outcomes

Allie joined our firm in 2018 after two years practicing in Eastern Oregon and Idaho, litigating civil cases in both state and federal courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Allie obtained a victory in the Ninth Circuit when the Court of Appeals affirmed the Oregon District Court’s grant of Allie’s motion for summary judgment, which dismissed the plaintiff’s claims against her client in a medical malpractice case. Allie has practiced in a variety of areas including insurance defense, plaintiffs’ personal injury, commercial litigation, and landlord-tenant law.

Allie graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2016. As a student, Allie worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland as a court-certified law clerk where she prosecuted criminal cases and litigated civil cases in federal court and handled criminal appeals. Allie also worked as a law clerk at the Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic in her first year, where she tried her first case in U.S. Tax Court. Allie was also head coach of the University of Portland Women’s Lacrosse program while she attended law school.

Outside of the office, Allie enjoys coaching and playing lacrosse, as well as running, hiking, and rock climbing.

Education

  • Lewis & Clark School of Law – J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • University of Washington – B.A., 2013

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 2016
  • Idaho State Bar, 2017
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2017
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2018
  • Washington State Bar, 2020

Organizational Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Washington State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Professional and Civil Involvement

  • Publications Liaison, OADC Women in Law Practice Group
  • Volunteer, Imprint Program – connecting high school students with attorneys in their community and encouraging students to develop written and analytical skills

Notable Trial & Appellate Victories

  • Defense award in Multnomah County premises liability case: Allie won a defense award at arbitration for her client in a premises liability case involving a slip-and-fall occurring on her client’s property. Allie obtained a finding of no liability, barring the plaintiff from recovering any damages and preventing an attorney fee award under ORS 20.080.
  • Dismissal in Multnomah County: Allie obtained an order granting dismissal with prejudice of the plaintiff’s claims against her client, an insurance company. This case involved claims of insurance discrimination and unfair claim settlement practices.
  • Favorable settlement in Multnomah County personal injury case: Allie successfully mediated a case to settle for 10 percent of plaintiff’s prayer in a motor vehicle accident case.
  • Dismissal in fire loss case: Allie successfully negotiated with plaintiff’s counsel to voluntarily dismiss a fire loss case against her insured.

Articles/Case Notes

  • Case Note: “100 Cats: At What Point Is The Damage Caused By The Pet Owner Rather Than The Pet?” appeared in the April 2020 issue of the OCAA Newsletter.
  • Case Note: “SAIF v. Ward: Employers can’t hide behind equipment leases to avoid workers’ compensation coverage” appeared in the December 2020 issue of the OCAA Newsletter.