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boyleKim Maria Boyle
Partner
Phelps Dunbar LLP


Kim Boyle is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of
 Virginia School of Law.


Ms. Boyle is a partner in the employment law group in the New Orleans
office of Phelps Dunbar LLP. Kim practices in the areas of labor and employment, 
civil rights, constitutional law, commercial litigation and general litigation. Prior to 
joining the firm, 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. She has been awarded the 
“AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest
 possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.


Ms. Boyle is president and former treasurer of the Louisiana State Bar
 Association, a member of the its Board of Governors and its Ethics 2000 
Committee. She previously served as president of the New Orleans Bar 
Association and on the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association.


Ms. Boyle is a member of the board of directors of the ACLU of Louisiana 
and a former board member of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action
 Center. She also served as president of the local Court Appointed Special
 Advocate program and as the secretary of the New Orleans Legal Assistance 
Corporation.


Ms. Boyle has served as co-chair for the Committee for a Better New
 Orleans/Metropolitan Area Committee; is a current member of the local advisory 
board for the United Negro College Fund; former secretary and current board
 member of the Greater New Orleans Foundation; a former trustee for the WYES-
12 board of directors; and a former board member on the Bureau of Governmental 
Research. She has also served as a chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority’s 
Healthcare Committee and previously served on the Bring New Orleans Back 
Commission as Chair of its Health/Social Services Committee. She was also a 
founding member of the Fleur-de-Lis Ambassadors program.


Ms. Boyle has been a long-time member of the Louis A. Martinet Legal 
Society and has participated in Martinet activities during Black History Month for 
the past two years. She previously served as pro bono legal counsel to Covenant
 House of New Orleans, as co-chair of the NO/AIDS Task Force board of trustees 
and as a board member of Aids Law Louisiana.


Ms. Boyle was recently recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness as one of
 50 Women of the Year for 2008. She has also been recognized with such honors
 as the Dryades YMCA Certificate of Merit, the Loyola University Black Law
 Students Association Louis Westerfield Award, the Louisiana State Bar
 Association President’s Award, the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. 
President’s Award, the YWCA 2001 Role Model Award, and the NO/AIDS Task
Force’s Humanitas Award.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu