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Amy B. Boyea

Partner

Phone: (817) 635-7301

Fax: (713) 337-8849

Email: amy.boyea@mhllp.com

Office Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth


Amy Boyea is a founding partner of McDowell Hetherington and the managing partner of its Dallas/Fort Worth office. Amy specializes in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on insurance and financial services litigation. Amy has served as national counsel for numerous financial services companies in matters concerning a variety of welfare benefit plans, including those relating to Sections 412(i), 419, 79, and 83 of the Internal Revenue Code. She also acts as national counsel for some of the nation’s largest insurers in actions relating to secondary market transactions of life and annuity products and structured settlement annuities, including successfully arguing issues of industry-wide significance at the appellate level.

Throughout her career, Amy has represented clients across the country in commercial and class action litigation, FINRA and AAA arbitrations, construction litigation, RICO actions, ERISA disputes, bad faith litigation, and viatical litigation. She enjoys working closely with clients throughout all phases of a dispute to determine the most effective and appropriate resolution strategies for each unique matter. Amy is consistently recognized as a leader in her field, being named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star for five consecutive years.

Amy grew up in Dallas, graduating from Texas Christian University, summa cum laude, in 1996 and from The University of Virginia School of Law in 2000. She lives in Arlington where she is actively involved in her church community, serves in various capacities at her children’s school, is a committee member with her sons’ Boy Scout troop, and is an assistant troop leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Amy’s deep roots in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties give her a unique insight to the courts throughout the D/FW Metroplex.


ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

EDUCATION

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Texas Christian University, B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996