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.
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