John H. Boyd joined Keay & Costello in June 2021. John initially began his practice by representing public bodies and officials that included the City of Chicago and County of McHenry in the U.S. Federal Courts. Over the past 15+ years John has continued to represent public bodies and officials, but also represents many private companies and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation.
John has litigated, arbitrated and mediated all types of civil matters. These include, but are not limited to, the following matters:
- Landlord-Tenant (Residential and Commercial)
- Mortgage Foreclosure
- Mechanic’s Liens
- Commercial Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Warranty
- Real Estate
- Common Law and Consumer Fraud
- Tort and Negligence Law (involving premises liability, auto accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice – with subrogation and contribution components);
- Zoning and Land Use Control
- Local Government, Municipal and Public Body
- Civil Rights litigation pursuant to Section 1983
- Insurance Coverage Disputes
- Banking and Debtor/Creditor Matters (i.e., Supplemental Proceedings)
John has also argued before the Illinois Appellate Court on issues relating to public body quorum requirements, secured transactions, assignment for the benefit of creditors and emergency temporary restraining orders.
Aside from civil litigation, John served as the McHenry County Hearing Officer for variance requests. In this capacity, John sat as an administrative judge over many of McHenry County’s variations.
John is a graduate of Leadership Greater McHenry County, and prides himself on community service. John served as the inaugural chair for the McHenry County Housing Commission and continues his work in the community whenever he is able. John goes on an annual mission trip with his church and engages in outreach throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, serving as an elder at his church.
John earned his B.A. from the University of Iowa and Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. John began his career in the private business sector, where he worked for five years before pursuing his dream of becoming an attorney.
John is admitted to the Illinois State Bar, Northern District of Illinois Federal Court, Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court. John is a current member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.