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 and Personal Injury Litigation in 2014 and the seven years immediately preceding and she was listed in the 2007 and 2008 editions of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.” 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

21st Judicial District Bar Association, Member

Defense Research Institute, Member

Forsyth County Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Insurance Law Council, Member

The North Carolina Law Review, Notes Editor


  • 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


  • 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
t +1 336.607.7417
f +1 336.734.2649

Susan H. Boyles

Experience Highlights

Insurance coverage litigation for company
The firm served as lead counsel in representing policyholder in breach of contract and bad faith action involving coverage for class action antitrust more
Lincoln Financial Media Company v. CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Represented Lincoln Financial Media Company as plaintiff in a complex contract matter arising from the merger of Jefferson Pilot more
Counsel to welding contractor in defense of wrongful death action
Represented welding contractor in defense of wrongful death action.  The case included allegations of OSHA violations and questions of law regarding more
Stroupe v. BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) defending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower suit pending before the U.S. Department of Labor more