Susan Boyles focuses her practice on tort defense, complex commercial 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, Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation in 2017 and the ten years immediately preceding. She was also named a 2016 "Greensboro Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Insurance Litigation and again in 2017 for Insurance Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Ms. Boyles was listed in the 2007 and 2008 editions of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.” In 2014 and 2016, she was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Trade Secrets Litigation. Ms. Boyles 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, 2013-2015
          CLE Course Planner for 2016 Annual Meeting
     Professionalism Committee, 2011-Present
     Litigation Section Member, 1994-Present
     Litigation Section 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

Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina
     Board Member, 2015-Present
     Treasurer, 2016-Present
     Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Attorney, 2005-Present

Defense Research Institute, 1997-Present

Forsyth County Bar Association, 1994-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. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 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

Walter Meier (Manufacturing) Inc. f/k/a WMH Tool Group Inc. v. Lowe’s Companies Inc. and LG Sourcing Inc.
Represented Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and LG Sourcing in suit brought by a tool vendor in Iredell County Superior Court alleging claims for breach of more
Complex business litigation for Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Represented Lowe’s, its subsidiaries, and one of its individual employees in a case alleging breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, more
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
Kevin Boylan and Bruce Newberg v. Golden Gate Doughnuts, LLC, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Inc., Scott Livengood and Brad Bruckman
The firm served as co-counsel for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. defending claims of breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, more