Boyd O. Roberts III

Boyd O. Roberts III

Partner
Location:
Peoria, Illinois
Phone:
309-637-1400
Fax:
309-637-1500
Email:

Boyd O. Roberts III is a partner for the firm currently concentrating his practice in the areas of worker's compensation, commercial litigation, insurance defense litigation, criminal defense and family law.  Boyd also has extensive experience in real estate transactions, title insurance, family law, estate planning and probate matters.  Boyd has represented individual and corporate clients in a multitude of areas and has argued before the Third District Appellate Court in Illinois.  He has successfully tried cases involving workers compensation, custody, felony, misdemeanor, traffic, maintenance and child support issues, landlord/tenant disputes, personal injury and commercial transactions.

Boyd graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  From there, Boyd received his juris doctor from the DePaul University College of Law in 1997.  Boyd is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Abraham Lincoln Inns of Court.  He is currently admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois and before the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.  He previously served as a lecturer for the Peoria County Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch seminars.  Boyd is currently a member of the Workers' Compensation Committee, and the Criminal Law Committee for the Peoria County Bar Association.  Boyd attended and graduated from the Peoria Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School in 2009 and was named one of Peoria’s 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2009.  He was appointed by the ISBA President as a Director to the ISBA Workers Compensation Section Council in 2012.

Boyd previously served on the Board of Directors for the Hult Center for Health Living and the Peoria Soccer Club.  He and his family actively support several local charitable organizations, including Neighborhood House, American Diabetes Association and Easter Seals. 

Year Joined Firm

  • 2005

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Worker's Compensation
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 10% Commercial Litigation
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% Criminal and Traffic Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2000

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1994
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • City of Peoria
  • Pekin Insurance
  • City of Springfield
  • Allied Insurance

References

  • City of Peoria

Classes/Seminars

  • “Exhibits, Demonstrative Aids and Technology in Pr, Inns of Court, 2012 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Peoria Area 40 Leaders Under 40, 2009 - Present
  • Graduate Peoria Chamber of Commerce Leadership School, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member, 1997 - 2015
  • ISBA Worker's Compensation Section Council, Director, 2012 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Cusack, Fleming, Gilfillan & O'Day, Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2005
  • Reynolds, Murphy & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hult Center for Healthy Living Board of Directors, 2008 - 2015
  • Peoria Soccer Club Board of Directors, 2011 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Sigma Kappa