Hilary Boyd

associate | portland | LICENSED IN Oregon, Washington

"Each and every client's trust must be earned. To earn that trust, I strive at all times to be responsive, prepared, strategic, and professional."

Earning Your Trust Through Hard Work and Smart Work

Hilary A. Boyd is a Washington- and Oregon-licensed attorney handling civil litigation and insurance defense cases in both states. She is a cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law. Over a span of eight years as a criminal defense attorney she tried dozens of cases as lead counsel in front of juries in Washington State, most of them felony cases in Superior Courts, and has represented citizens accused of the most serious felonies.

After becoming licensed in Oregon in 2015, she practiced administrative law in workers’ compensation, defending the rights of employers and insurers, before entering civil litigation and insurance defense practice in January of 2016. She has worked on and litigated civil suits and claims in a wide variety of areas, including residential real estate, unlawful trade practices, boundary disputes, construction defects, automobile accidents, premises liability, product liability, discrimination, SLAPP, defamation, false imprisonment, assault and battery, landlord-tenant matters, and contract terms.

Hilary spends her time off with her husband and son, and also loves reading, hiking, and playing fierce games of canasta with extended family.

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law – J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Sam Houston State University, magna cum laude, 2003

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 2007
  • Oregon State Bar, 2015
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional and Civil Involvement

  • Hilary participates in the Imprint Program with Parkrose High School in Portland, with the purpose of encouraging high school students to develop a lifelong love of reading literary fiction.

Organizational Memberships

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association

Notable Trial & Appellate Victories

  • Summary judgment dismissal of a negligent failure to render medical assistance and assault and battery claim in Washington County, Oregon, in which plaintiff sought $250,000-plus
  • Summary judgment dismissal of declaratory action for $60,000-plus contractual indemnity claim in a trucking contract/spoiled produce case in Clark County, Washington
  • Summary judgment dismissal of a place-of-public-accommodation discrimination claim in Multnomah County, Oregon, in which plaintiff sought $250,000-plus
  • Defense verdict after jury trial on claims of defamation and false imprisonment in Multnomah County, Oregon, in which plaintiff sought over $250,000
  • Dismissal under FRCP 8 of pro se breach of contract claim in United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Multiple criminal defense trial and CrR 3.6 victories in Whatcom County Superior Court, Kitsap County Superior and District Courts, and Pierce County District Court