Colin J. O’Boyle

Shareholder

Colin J. O’Boyle is a trial and appellate attorney with experience litigating cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S., with a focus on commercial litigation, healthcare litigation, and employment-related disputes.

Colin J. O’Boyle

Colin J. O’Boyle is a shareholder at Elliott Greenleaf, P.C.’s Blue Bell office.

Mr. O’Boyle’s practice includes trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, focusing primarily on commercial litigation, health law, and employment discrimination. Mr. O’Boyle has been involved in litigation across the country, including claims involving healthcare provider disputes, ERISA claims, civil rights claims, employment discrimination claims, and contract and other complex commercial disputes.  Mr. O’Boyle has also litigated several private arbitrations.  Mr. O’Boyle has been named to the Pennsylvania’s “Rising Stars” list from 2010 through 2017.

Mr. O’Boyle is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.

Mr. O’Boyle is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  He is currently the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division and serves on the PBA’s Board of Governors.  He is also a member of the PBA House of Delegates.

Mr. O’Boyle is also an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association. He is currently the co-chair of the MBA’s Rules of Civil Court Committee.  He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, a member of the Executive Council, the Chair of the Young Lawyers Section, and the Chair of the MBA’s Law Reporter Committee.  He is a past Editor of the MBA’s Law Reporter.

Mr. O’Boyle is the Vice President of the Montgomery Bar Foundation and also a Fellow of the Foundation.

Mr. O’Boyle is a 2007 cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law.  While at Villanova, he received the 2007 David E. Worby scholarship, which recognizes one third year law student for outstanding achievements in oral advocacy.  He was a two year member of the Moot Court Board and served as the Judicial Liaison to its Executive Board.  He also advanced to the semifinal round of the 46th Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court competition.  Prior to law school, Mr. O’Boyle graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts program with a dual degree in History and Philosophy.

Representative Matters

  • Helped coordinate the nationwide defense of a firm client against waves of litigation, including securing defense verdicts in several state court matters, removing numerous other matters to federal court, and then successfully coordinating those matters through the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, before ultimately reaching a favorable global resolution.
  • Member of the trial team in a significant arbitration in New York City that resulted in a substantial recovery for a firm client in an overpayment recovery action.
  • Member of the trial and appellate team that secured summary judgment in favor of a firm client, who had been sued in successive lawsuits in state court. Colin convinced the trial court that the second action ― though different in kind ― was barred by res judicata and/or collateral estoppel. Colin then successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court to have the victory affirmed on appeal.
  • Member of the trial and appellate team that secured summary judgment in favor of firm clients, who had been accused by the widow of a former National Hockey League player of failing to pay insurance benefits that the companies maintained were never purchased. The Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s decision.
  • Member of the trial and appellate team that secured a $7 million jury verdict in favor of landowners, whose property had been taken to create a municipal golf course. The jury verdict was appealed to the Commonwealth Court and the Supreme Court, which both affirmed it. The case resulted in new precedent in Eminent Domain matters that now allows “bona fide” offers to purchase land to be considered by a jury in valuing land taken by the government.

Show More

News

Show More

Education
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2007, cum laude
  • University of Scranton, B.A., 2004, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey
Honors and Awards
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2021
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2010 – 2017