Donald P. Boyle Jr.


Atlanta, Georgia

For more than 30 years, Donald P. Boyle Jr. (Don) has successfully litigated complex commercial, environmental, and tort matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Georgia and across the eastern United States. Don has represented major manufacturers and other large corporations in state and federal courts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Individual clients and small businesses also get his full attention and care.

Don is dedicated to helping his clients find a legal solution to their business objectives. He considers his law practice to be most successful when he has helped clients find a happy resolution to their legal disputes, whether through mediation and settlement, motion, or trial.

His litigation work has included general commercial litigation, contract disputes, environmental (CERCLA), debtor-creditor, eminent domain, product liability, and toxic torts. Don is knowledgeable and experienced in appellate practice.

Since 2004, Don has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Georgia Bar Journal and was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal from 2007-2010. He lectures and writes frequently on topics in the area of commercial and appellate litigation. Don also regularly writes about developments in Georgia appellate law on the Georgia Appellate Law blog.  


  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, Editorial Board, Georgia Bar Journal, 2004 – present, Editor-in-Chief, 2007 – 2010
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Pennbrooke Homeowners Association Board of Directors, Vice President, 2006 – present


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2017 – 2019
  • “Business Interruption Insurance Claims Arising Out of Coronavirus/COVID-19,” Georgia Bar Journal, September 1, 2020
  •  “Strategies for Risk Mitigation in Production and Distribution of IoT Devices,” Corporate Counsel, March 19, 2019
  • “Products Liability and the Evolving Internet of Things,” Corporate Counsel, March 18, 2019
  • “Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language,” Georgia Bar Journal, April 2018
  • “Construction Law for The General Practitioner,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education: State Bar Series, August 17, 2017

Practice Areas

  • Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Environmental, Heath and Safety
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution


  • College of William & Mary, JD, 1989
  • University of Virginia, BA, summa cum laude, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Virginia


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia


The Court of Appeals was Indiscreet

February 20th, 2024

In Premier Pediatric Providers, LLC v. Kennesaw Pediatrics, P.C. (Ga. Feb. 20, 2024), the Supreme Court of Georgia held that the Court of…

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Don’t even consider it; or reconsider it done

February 14th, 2024

The Court of Appeals of Georgia sees one of these about every week or two — a notice of appeal filed within 30 days of a denial of a…

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Eleventh Circuit: We’re the experts on the law, thanks

February 9th, 2024

In Julmist v. Prime Insurance Co. (11th Cir. Feb. 8, 2024), the parties litigated the availability of coverage under a single…

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Yes, you do have something to lose on a cert. petition to the Georgia Supreme Court

February 6th, 2024

You lost in the Georgia Court of Appeals — why not take a shot on a cert. petition to the Georgia Supreme Court? They might take it; and…

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