Susan Boyles focuses her practice on tort defense, complex business litigation and insurance coverage disputes. She regularly represents clients before state and federal court judges throughout North Carolina, on both the trial and appellate court levels.

Ms. Boyles was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Banking & Finance Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation in 2015 and the eight years immediately preceding and she was listed in the 2007 and 2008 editions of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.” In 2014, Ms. Boyles was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Trade Secrets Litigation. She was the 2005 winner of "Women In Business" Award from The Business Journal and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, 1994-Present
     Insurance Law Section Council, 2013-Present
     Professionalism Committee, 2011-Present
     Litigation Section Member, 1994-Present
     Litigation Council, 1997-2002
     Chair, Litigation Council Subcommittee on Civil Practice and Procedure, 1997-99
     Member, Litigation Council Subcommittee on Civil Practice and Procedure, 1999-2002
     Young Lawyers Division Third-Grade Education Project, 1999-2003

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, 1996-Present

Defense Research Institute, 1997-Present

Forsyth County Bar Association, 1994-Present

Certified Guardian Ad Litem for Custody Cases in Forsyth County District Court, 2002-Present

Wrote Bar Exam Questions for North Carolina Board of Law Examiners, 1999-2002

Barrister, Joseph Branch Inn of Court, 1999-2001

Women in Business Award, 2005, from The Business Journal

Maple Springs United Methodist Church
     Board of Trustees
     Chair, Safe Sanctuaries Committee
     Children’s Sunday School Teacher

National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
     Area Contact Person

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D. (1994)
    with honors, Order of the Coif
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Journalism (1990)
    with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

To understand my client's goals and to take ownership of them - then, to work side-by-side with my client to accomplish those goals in the most cost effective way possible.

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7417
f +1 336.734.2649

Susan H. Boyles

Experience Highlights

Complex business litigation for two housing construction companies
Represented retailer and manufacturer of manufactured homes in case where the plaintiff alleged fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, more
MicroCapital Investors Inc. v. Broyhill Furniture Industries Inc.
Defended Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. (Broyhill) in breach of contract claim arising from allegations that more
Guardian ad litem appointments
For the past 10 years, Ms. Boyles has served as a guardian ad litem on a pro bono basis in contested child custody cases in the Forsyth more
Matter alleging various business torts against Progress Energy Inc. and Carolina Power & Light Co. d/b/a Progress Energy
Represented Progress Energy in a complex matter alleging various business torts, including tortious interference with contract and unfair and more