Jeffrey S. Boyd took the oath of office Monday to become the newest member of the Texas Supreme Court. Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson administered the oath, and Boyd’s wife, Jackie, held the Bible.
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Boyd to fill the position vacated by Justice Dale Wainwright, who resigned to practice law in the private sector. Boyd is Perry’s former chief of staff and also has served as general counsel for the Governor’s Office.
He is a former senior partner in the Austin office of Thompson and Knight, L.L.P., and served as deputy attorney general for civil litigation. Boyd, a past member of the State Bar of Texas Taskforce on Court Administration, is a graduate of Round Rock High School, Abilene Christian University and the Pepperdine University School of Law.