"Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting."
– Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Thomas Ryan Boyd focuses his practice on defending insurance companies and self-insured companies throughout Illinois and Wisconsin in Workers’ Compensation matters.
Mr. Boyd has extensive trial experience, including proceedings before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, in Illinois Circuit Court, the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and in Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Boyd stresses a collaborative approach with his clients, clearly laying out fiscal and legal options to facilitate decision-making as a collective unit. By stressing communication, Mr. Boyd embodies the matter-of-fact approach that is needed to serve as an adept negotiator and litigator. As a result, he is able to mitigate exposure to his clients on a regular basis by negotiating unassailable settlements and obtaining favorable trial results.
Before joining Lindner & Marsack, Mr. Boyd practiced law in Chicagoland for 7 years in Workers’ Compensation and in Labor and Employment Law.
Mr. Boyd received his J.D. in 2013 from Pepperdine Law School in California with a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Theory from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2010. While in law school, Mr. Boyd served on the Moot Court Executive Board, was a member of the Labor and Employment Law Society, and served as Vice President of the Animal Welfare Society.
Mr. Boyd is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Association, and the American Bar Association.