Dave Boyd

Firm: Balch & Bingham
Location: Montgomery - AL

  • 105 Tallapoosa St., Suite 200
    Montgomery AL 36104
  • Tel : (334) 269-3132
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Practicing in both the Birmingham and Montgomery offices of the firm, and with strong ties to Alabama’s business, government, and higher education sectors, Dave Boyd is regularly involved in complex, high-stakes disputes. Dave’s diverse litigation practice has included representation of some of the country’s largest companies both at trial and on appeal in cases about energy, the environment, intellectual property, insurance, employment, engineering, shareholder rights, certificates of need, excessive punitive damages, and many other subjects. His long experience in the state’s capital city has also positioned him well to assist clients in dealing with state agencies and officials. Complementing his law practice, Dave has a career-long record of service to the legal profession for which he has been recognized on numerous occasions.

Peers know David Boyd as a ‘very good, very practical’ litigation lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience in general business, employment and civil rights-related matters. He is known to provide counsel to companies involved in major disputes, and is also chosen by clients for appellate work.

Select Matters

Nuclear power plant litigation: Headed the firm’s litigation team representing Georgia Power Company and the other owners of the first new nuclear generating units licensed in the United States in several decades. The case against the vendor and general contractor involved numerous complex nuclear licensing, engineering, and construction issues, and was settled favorably to the owners after extensive discovery. (Georgia Power Co. v. Westinghouse Electric Co., No. 1:12-CV-00167 (S.D. Ga.) (2016))

Natural gas royalties litigation: Represented Exxon Mobil Corporation on fraud and breach of contract claims involving alleged underpayment of natural gas royalties to the state of Alabama. Multi-year litigation involving two trials and subsequent appeals eventually resulted in reversal of the fraud verdict and all punitive damages, along with part of contract damages. (Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Ala. Dept. of Conservation & Nat. Resources, 986 So. 2d 1093 (Ala. 2007))

Hospital certificate of need litigation: Temporarily joined the firm’s healthcare team to prepare and try the longest, most complex certificate of need case in Alabama’s history; and to successfully defend the administrative agency victory through trial and appellate court review. Over the determined opposition of other major Birmingham hospitals, the firm’s client was ultimately authorized to relocate and to construct a new state-of-the-art medical center in a prime location. (Brookwood Health Services, Inc. v. Affinity Hospital LLC, 85 So. 3d 1033 (Ala. Civ. App. 2011), cert. denied, 129 So. 3d 1033 (Ala. 2013))

Fraudulent biofuels litigation: Represented defrauded investor in federal lawsuit against the “inventor” of a purported process to convert cellulosic matter to diesel fuel and a competing Silicon Valley investor. The case resulted in a federal court jury verdict for the client-investor and the eventual recovery of substantial damages against the bogus inventor. (Parsons & Whittlemore Enterprises Corp. v. Cello Energy, No. 1:07-CV-00743 (S.D. Ala.) (2009)


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