U.S. District Court - Boise, Idaho
B.A., Brigham Young University, ’68; J.D., University of Idaho, ’72
Judge Larry M. Boyle received his undergraduate degree in economics from Brigham Young University and his law degree from the University of Idaho where he was an editor of the law review. Following law school, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Idaho for Justice Robert E. Bakes.
While in private practice, he appeared in many courts outside of Idaho, including the state and federal courts of California, Utah and Wyoming. He practiced law in Idaho falls and served as President of the Seventh District Bar Association. Upon commencing his judicial service, he has served as an Idaho state district judge, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Idaho, and as Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho.
Judge Boyle has been a visiting lecturer at Notre Dame University School of Law, University of Idaho College of Law, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark School of Law, George Mason University School of Law, and at the United States Department of Justice National Advocacy College in Columbia, South Carolina.
He served five years on the Brigham Young University School of Law Board of Visitors and is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the University of Idaho College of law. In addition to his judicial responsibilities in the District of Idaho, Judge Boyle has presided over United States court proceedings in the federal courts of California, Utah and Washington, and conducted federal court proceedings involving United States citizens imprisoned in Thailand.
As part of a United States Department of Justice and State Department team, he has taught numerous Rule of Law programs to foreign judges and prosecutors in Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Bangladesh.
Judge Boyle has served on Supreme Court of Idaho, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Judicial Conference committees, including eight years on a national policy making committee at the appointment of the late U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justce William H. Rehnquist. He is a frequent contributor to various legal journals and publications, including the Idaho Law Review, the Brigham Young University Clark Memorandum, the Idaho Bar Association Advocate magazine, the Idaho State Journal and the American Bar Association Litigation magazine.
Judge Boyle is the 2011 recipient of the Idaho State Bar Distinguished Lawyer Award. He and his wife Beverly Rigby Boyle reside in Boise.