Donald P. Boyle Jr. is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. His practice includes complex business and financial commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, receiverships, and sale confirmations. He has significant expertise in toxic-tort, product-liability, and other tort defense, as well as appellate practice.
Mr. Boyle's toxic-tort litigation experience has required use of sophisticated litigation procedures and consultation with experts in fields ranging from hydrology and waste-disposal practices to epidemiology and toxicology. He has defended such products as cigarettes, automobiles, factory machinery, household appliances, manufacturing wastes, paints, and VOCs. His environmental litigation experience has involved CERCLA (Superfund) matters around the country.
State Bar of Georgia, Member, Editorial Board, Georgia Bar Journal, 2004-present, Editor-in-Chief, 2007-2010
Virginia State Bar
Atlanta Bar Association
Pennbrooke Homeowners Association Board of Directors, Vice President, 2006-present
Private action under CERCLA arising out of battery-breaking site near Richmond, Virginia. Defended four corporations among more than 100 in case, which settled after discovery.
Claims of more than 200 individuals for personal injuries arising from exposure to VOCs in well water. Took depositions of 20 plaintiffs, and case was settled before expert phase of discovery.
Successfully represented Georgia DOT in its claims against contractor and in defense of counterclaims in trial courts and on appeal. Litigation over faulty construction of highways; involved complex analysis of chemical testing and accounting data.
Represented plaintiff in suit arising out of cost overruns on $100 million boiler project due to faulty construction drawings. Interviewed witnesses, reviewed documents, drafted motions and briefs, successfully argued against motion for partial summary judgment, assisted at trial, co-wrote post-trial and appellate briefs. Verdict for client in the amount of more than $4.6 million. United States Curt of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed judgment and ...
Defended four Waste Management companies against claims of several hundred plaintiffs arising out of allegedly contaminated well water from adjacent dump site. Supervised discovery, wrote briefs, prepared fact witnesses for deposition and defended depositions, selected expert witnesses and defended at depositions, and took expert and plaintiff depositions. Case settled at close of discovery.
Claims of more than 500 individuals and businesses for personal injuries and property damage arising from exposure to dioxin. Took plaintiff depositions, selected and prepared expert witnesses, assisted at wrongful death trial, and general research and briefing.
- "Trial by Jury" (book review) Ga. Bar J. Vol. 12, No. 2 (Oct. 2006)
- "Civil Practice and Procedure," 29 U. Rich. L. Rev. 897 (1995)
- "Civil Practice and Procedure," 28 U. Rich. L. Rev. 959 (1994)
- "Philosophy, History and Judging," 30 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 181 (1988)
- Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
- Environmental and Energy
- Financial Institutions
- Lending and Corporate Finance
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
College of William & Mary, JD, 1989
- William & Mary Law Review
University of Virginia, BA, with distinction, English Department Honors, summa cum laude, 1984
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia