Phelps Dunbar LLP
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Boyle served as Judge Pro Tempore, Division I, for the Civil District Court for Orleans Parish. She is also a former assistant professor of law at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.
Ms. Boyle is very active in local, state, and national bar activities, as well as community organizations and initiatives. She served as the first female African-American President of the Louisiana State Bar Association (“LSBA”) for the 2009-2010 term and formerly served as Treasurer as well as a member of the LSBA Board of Governors. She also previously served as the first African-American President of the New Orleans Bar Association (“NOBA”). Ms. Boyle served as pro bono legal counsel to Covenant House of New Orleans. She was the first African-American woman to serve as Co-Chair of the NO/AIDS Task Force Board of Trustees, and also previously served as a board member of Aids Law Louisiana. She formely served on the board of trustees for Princeton University, and currently services on the boards of trustees for Touro Infirmary, Tulane University and Dillard University. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. In addition, she was a member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority (“LRA”) and served as Chair of the LRA Healthcare Committee. Ms. Boyle previously served on the Bring New Orleans Back Commission, which focused upon rebuilding the city post-Katrina, and served as Chair of the Health/Social Services Committee of the Commission.