Fourteenth Court of Appeals

Justice William J. Boyce 
Photo of Justice William J. Boyce

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Bill Boyce was appointed to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in December 2007 after practicing law for 18 years as an associate and partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. While in private practice he argued more than 60 cases in appellate courts throughout Texas and across the country, including the Supreme Court of the United States.  He has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law since 1994, and has served on the board’s appellate exam drafting committee.  He has been chosen as Appellate Judge of the year by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists.

Justice Boyce graduated with honors from Northwestern University in 1985, and graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988.  He served as a law clerk for the Hon. W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

He is a member of the Texas Judicial Council; a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee; an elected member of the American Law Institute; an executive committee member of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court; an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston Law Center; a longtime member of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association appellate practice sections; and a frequent CLE speaker.