Colin J. O’Boyle

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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

Legal Experience That Stands Out

Colin has successfully litigated multimillion-dollar cases involving healthcare provider disputes, ERISA claims, civil rights claims, and contract and other complex commercial disputes. Colin also represents clients in employment-related matters ranging from employment discrimination allegations to partnership disputes and enforcement of restrictive covenants. He also represents clients in private arbitrations.

Colin is active in the Pennsylvania Bar Association serving as the Chair-Elect of the Association’s Young Lawyers Division, a member of its Board of Governors, and also as a member of its House of Delegates.

Colin recently finished serving four years on the Montgomery Bar Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He currently co-chairs the Association’s Civil Rules Committee, and serves as the Treasurer to the Association’s Law Reporter Committee. Colin’s past posts include Chair of the Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Editor of its Law Reporter, and a member of its Community Outreach Committee.

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.

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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

Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2010 – 2017