Jeffrey S. Boyd was appointed to a vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court by Governor Rick Perry and took his seat on December 3, 2012. He was elected to a full six-year term in November 2014.
Before his appointment, he served the governor for more than a year as the his chief of staff. Before that, he was the governor’s general counsel.
After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Thomas M. Reavley on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
He spent 15 years with Thompson & Knight in Austin in two stints. He left to join then-Texas Attorney General John Cornyn as deputy attorney general for general litigation and continued with Attorney General Greg Abbott. He rejoined Thompson & Knight as senior partner in 2003, then left in January 2011 for the Governor 's Office.
Before he went to law school, Justice Boyd worked as youth and family minister of the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ in Austin. He has served as board president and director of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, as chair and director of Goodwill Industries of Central Texas and as a director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.
EDUCATION: Abilene Christian University, B.A.; Pepperdine University, J.D. summa cum laude