Bill Boyce served as a justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston for 11 years after practicing law for 18 years as an associate and partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. While in private practice he argued more than 60 cases in appellate courts throughout Texas and across the country, including the United States Supreme Court. He has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law since 1994 and has served on the board’s appellate exam drafting committee. He has been selected as Appellate Judge of the Year by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists.
Bill graduated with honors from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1985. Before attending law school, he worked at newspapers in Illinois and Oregon. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988 and was a law clerk for the Hon. W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
He is a member of the Texas Judicial Council; vice-chair of the Judicial Commission on Mental Health; a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee; an elected member of the American Law Institute; an executive committee member of the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court; an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston Law Center; a longtime member of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association appellate practice sections; and a frequent CLE speaker.
His community involvement focuses on service as an advisory board member for Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston, and on his role as a board member for Breakthrough Houston.