R. Daniel Dan Boyce is a civil and criminal trial attorney with nearly three decades of experience representing clients in a number of civil, criminal and regulatory matters across a broad spectrum of industries. He is Board Certified as a specialist in state and federal criminal law by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization.
His civil trial practice includes:
•Representation of individuals and businesses before administrative, licensing, disciplinary and grievance boards including those handling medical, dental, nursing, legal, accounting, real estate, contractor, appraisal, law enforcement, and respiratory, massage and speech therapy
•Corporate, partnership and business disputes and fraud investigations, including unfair and deceptive trade practices
•Corporate internal investigations detecting employee malfeasance including embezzlement
•Class action lawsuits involving tax, federal contracts and constitutional issues
His criminal defense trial practice includes:
•Federal grand jury investigations
•Bank, wire and mail fraud
•Health care fraud (including Medicare/Medicaid)
•Money laundering and tax matters
•Conflicts of interest
Dan has worked as a Federal Prosecutor (Assistant U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of North Carolina) where he earned numerous commendations and awards including the U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award in recognition of Sustained Superior Performance of Duties. He was a licensed private investigator in North Carolina and gained experience conducting corporate internal investigations. He continues to provide legal services assisting companies in detecting fraud, embezzlement and other internal misconduct, responding to grand jury subpoenas and Federal investigators and corporate crisis management.
Additionally, he served as Special Counsel to the North Carolina House of Representatives Ethics Committee for Investigation of Unethical Conduct by a State Legislator and as Special Counsel to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Administrative Proceedings involving the tobacco industry in four states. In 2000, he was the Republican candidate for North Carolina State Attorney General.
Dan is the past president of the Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, and has been a board member for a range of local and state organizations, including the North Carolina State Bar, Criminal Section.
•Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization
•Assistant U.S. Attorney (1987-1994)
•Former Licensed Private Investigator, State of North Carolina
•Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division - Past President; Board of Directors
•North Carolina State Bar, Criminal Section - previously serving on The Board of Directors
•Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers - Civil Litigation: Defense, 2008-2016
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Civil Litigation Defense since 2007
Speaking & Writing
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized by N.C. Peers; 14 Named to 2013 Super Lawyers Lists
January 24, 2013
•Seven Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Honored as North Carolina's Legal Elite
January 7, 2013
• NC Appeals Court overturns Jason Young murder conviction
April 3, 2014
•Jury awards $2M to businessman who sued ex for slander
July 6, 2016
One of the things Dan enjoys most about his law practice is when he is asked by the media to provide legal analysis and commentary. A few examples:
October 26, 2011
Dan appeared on NBC's The Today Show in a report about the criminal trial against former Senator John Edward: Edwards attempts to dismiss charges against him.
Nov 23, 2010
Dan appeared on Raleigh's WRAL to discuss the former NC Gov. Mike Easley's plea on a campaign finance charge: Former federal prosecutor reacts to Easley plea.
October 15, 2007
Dan appeared on Raleigh's WRAL to discuss a request for the state's help in a federal lawsuit filed by three former Duke lacrosse players: Former Prosecutor on Nifong's Request for State Help.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Auto-racing is a new-found passion that returns me to my youth. I've taken it up late in life, and joined a racing team. We do Lemons races and essentially take cars that aren't fit to drive on a road and see if we can spend an entire weekend driving them around a track. My family jokes that I have a 'need for speed, ' and I will admit, it's awfully fun.