Gene Boyce: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Gene Boyce

Senior Counsel
Raleigh,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Business Disputes
  • Litigation
University Wake Forest University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1954
Law SchoolWake Forest University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1956
Admitted1956, North Carolina; 1976, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court

G. Eugene "Gene" Boyce is an accomplished attorney who practices primarily in the areas of class action law, litigation, commercial litigation and constitutional law. Throughout his career, Mr. Boyce has participated as defendant and plaintiff attorney in countless jury trials and more than 142 appellate proceedings in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also examined the conduct of public officials at the highest federal and state levels.

Among his most notable achievements include serving as assistant chief counsel to the Watergate Committee, working with Sen. Sam J. Ervin in 99 days of televised hearings and worldwide investigation related to the 1972 presidential campaign activities. Mr. Boyce was the lead investigator in the discovery of President Nixon's White House taping system of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room.

He also worked as counsel to the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee and played a central role during the censure proceedings against Sen. Herman E. Tallmadge of Georgia.

Mr. Boyce vetted numerous applicants for federal judicial appoints as special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and advisor to its chairman, Sen. Robert Morgan.

He has been a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1986, is active in the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Attorneys and has served a term as councilor to the North Carolina State Bar.

Mr. Boyce earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law with one of the highest grade point averages in the school's history. After graduating, he served three years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of captain.

A native to North Carolina, Mr. Boyce has lived in Raleigh since early childhood. He and his wife have been married since 1954, and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Career Highlights

· Wake Forest University - Law Board of Visitors

· Donald L. Smith Fellowship for Teaching Constitutional and Public Law, Wake Forest University School of Law - Founder

· Wake County Bar - Past President

· North Carolina State Bar - Former Councilor

· Special Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee

· Counsel, United States Ethics Committee

· Assistant Chief Counsel, Watergate Committee

· Captain, U.S. Army, JAGC

· Listed in North Carolina "Super Lawyers" for 2006


"Raleigh lawyer witnessed Watergate history"
Raleigh's News and Observer writes about how Nexsen Pruet attorney Gene Boyce "has been retelling the story a lot recently" leading up to the the debut of a N.C. Museum of History exhibit that will feature some of Boyce's papers and memorabilia.

(Video) Wrapping Gifts in Raleigh for Charity
Nexsen Pruet attorneys and staff adopted families through the Junior League's Angel Tree program in Raleigh.

"From Duct Tape to Electronic Tapes: Inside the Watergate, and How We Found the Truth"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Gene Boyce talks about his role as Assistant Chief Counsel of the Watergate Committee.

Media Reports about Firm's Expansion in Raleigh
Regional and national media outlets report on Nexsen Pruet's hiring of a Former Chief Justice and verteran Raleigh attorneys.

Former Chief Justice & Veteran Raleigh Attorneys Join Nexsen Pruet
The hiring of the Honorable I. Beverly Lake (Chief Justice, NC Supreme Court, Retired), G. Eugene "Gene" Boyce, R. Daniel "Dan" Boyce and Robin K. Vinson reinforces the firm's regional growth strategy and strengthens its litigation practice in the Triangle.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· American College of Trial Lawyers

· American Board of Trial Attorneys, Eastern North Carolina Chapter

· North Carolina State Bar

· Wake County Bar

· North Carolina Bar Association


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Gene Boyce

4141 Parklake Avenue, Suite 200
RaleighNC 27612


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