NEW ORLEANS – Phelps Dunbar is pleased to announce that Firm partner Kim Boyle has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, which honors attorneys with a track record of accomplishments. Selected based on Benchmark research, as well as peer and client review, Ms. Boyle focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment law, civil rights, constitutional law, commercial, tort, and general litigation. She has built her career representing employers in employment-related claims, such as retaliation and discrimination claims. Additionally, Ms. Boyle's practice includes public and private clients in commercial disputes, such as breach of contract, business torts, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair trade practices and class actions.
Ms. Boyle is currently a vice-chair of Tulane University’s board of trustees. She has served on the board since 2009. Additionally, she is very active in local, state, and national bar activities, as well as community organizations and initiatives. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, where she served as the first female African-American president from 2009-2010. She is also a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, where she served as its first African-American president. Ms. Boyle has served on numerous community boards throughout the city, and currently serves on the boards of trustees for Dillard University and Touro Infirmary. In addition, she is president and chair of the board for the Amistad Research Center. Ms. Boyle formerly served as Judge Pro Tempore, Division I for the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish and is a former assistant professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Ms. Boyle will also be recognized in September by the Louisiana Women’s Conference with the Top 15 Women in Business Award.
Benchmark Litigation is a leading guide to America’s top litigation firms and attorneys and the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation. For more information, https://www.benchmarklitigation.com/general/topwomen
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