About Boyd Legal 2017-02-06T16:03:42-08:00


John BoydJohn has negotiated and argued over one thousand cases. He is an experienced trial attorney from Atlanta, GA where he learned the inner workings of the criminal justice system and what it takes to successfully work out a case or to win it at trial. As a former prosecutor, John developed the skill and the toughess to neogtiate with even the most difficult attorneys. He understands how prosecutors approach a case and can identify the most important issues to build a successful defense.

John chose to go to law school to pursue a career fighting for justice and to be a voice for those who have been mistreated by the criminal justice system. As the son of former prosecutors, he was exposed to criminal justice system at a very early age. He spent his upbringing learning about how the criminal justice system, while it has helped people turn their lives around, has also failed so many. John experienced everything that he had grown up learning about first hand when he was involved in a potentially fatal car accident. He was charged and arrested in this incident. As a result, he learned what it feels like to have the criminal justice system stacked against him and how the outcome affected his personal life and professional career. Ultimately, that experience led John to law school and into a career fighting for those who find themselves in a similar position.

Boyd Legal PLLC was created as a criminal defense firm to fight for the rights of those caught up in the criminal justice system. John has focused his career on making sure that the criminal justice system works for and improves the lives of everyone. He has dedicated himself to understanding the specific circumstances that have led to your involvement in the criminal justice system. This allows him to provide a tough defense specifically tailored to your individual needs.

John has developed a passion for public service and spends his extra time outdoors and volunteering in his community. He began his legal service working for a non-profit organization that provides free legal representation to those who can not afford a private attorney. Today, in addition to fighting to protect the rights of his clients, John volunteers with outreach programs providing wills for first responders and their families, raising money for local food banks, and helping those with disabilities enjoy the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, camping, and kayaking in the summer and skiing in winter. John roots for both the Seattle and Atlanta professional sports teams.  He is licensed to practice law in both Washington and Georgia.


  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School – Juris Doctor
  • College of Charleston – B.S. in Economics, Minor in Religious Studies

Legal Experience

  • Founding Partner at Boyd Legal PLLC (2015)
  • Assistant Solicitor General in DeKalb County, GA (2011-2014)
  • Special Prosecutor in DeKalb County, GA (2010)


My Bearded Lawyer offers a free 30 minute consultation either over the phone or in person. Contact us today 206-953-6741 to set up a free consultation about your case and see what Boyd Legal PLLC can do for you!

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