Judge since: 2012
As a judge, Boyd has presided over a number of areas, including evictions, debt collection, and traffic matters. Since 2017, Boyd has heard felony cases at the Markham courthouse. Before becoming a judge, Boyd worked in private practice, focusing on criminal defense, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, personal injury, and probate. Boyd won the Illinois Judicial Council President’s Award in 2016 and 2017.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CBA and CCL rated Boyd as qualified and the ISBA recommended him for retention. The CBA said Boyd “is well regarded for his diligence, work ethic, and excellent demeanor.”
Past: In 2012, the CCL, CBA, and ISBA rated Boyd “not qualified” for the bench. The CCL cited his limited trial work in its reasoning for this rating.
Notable: When he ran in 2012, Boyd was arrested for allegedly stealing his opponent's signs. His opponent ended up deciding not to press charges after Boyd won the election.