Robert J. Boyd is a Principal of Sachs Sax Caplan in the Tallahassee office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Governmental & Lobbying Practice Group. He practices administrative, legislative, governmental affairs and education law. Mr. Boyd is an AV® Rated attorney, the highest peer review rating attainable. He was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the U.S. Office of Civil Rights Partnership Team with Florida on Minority Higher Education.
Mr. Boyd has extensive experience representing clients before the Florida Legislature, including representation of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) as their General Counsel and lobbyist, the Professional Educators Network (PEN) of Florida as their Chairman and General Counsel, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as their Florida lobbyist, the Archdiocese of Miami, the Higher Educational Facilities Financing Authority, the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association, the Florida Catholic Conference, and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), among others.
Mr. Boyd was appointed by Governor Bush to the U.S. Office of Civil Rights Partnership Team with Florida on Minority Higher Education and is a former member of the Business/Higher Education Partnership of the Council of 100. Mr. Boyd was also appointed by the Department of Environmental Protection Secretary to the Technical Advisory Committee for Florida’s Underground Storage Tank Program and by the Secretary of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to the Citizens Motorcycle Safety Council. Mr. Boyd also represents many charter schools in Florida and he was the charter school attorney for one of Florida’s fist six charter schools approved by the Legislature and was the attorney in the first ever successful charter school appeal before the Florida Cabinet in 1999.
AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating attainable.
District of Columbia, 1990
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1991
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals in 11th Circuit, 1994
J.D., With Honors, Florida State University College of Law, 1988
B.A., Cum Laude, History with Minor in Political Science, Rollins College, 1985
Professional Memberships and Activities
Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Flagler College, Tallahassee Campus, since 2000
Candidate for U.S. Congress, 2nd Congressional District, 1990
Candidate for Florida Senate, 3rd District, 1992
Tallahassee Capital Rotary
President – Capital City Shakespeare in the Park