“If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way.”
~Abraham Lincoln, Letter to William H. Grigsby, 1858
I love the law and all its subtle nuances. I love how it forces me to think carefully and objectively. Whenever I write about a law, I am pushed to learn about a unique and interesting field in order to truly appreciate and understand the reasoning and logic behind it.
When examining whether a tattooist has the protections afforded under the free speech clause of the First Amendment, I not only studied the founding fathers’ intention behind the First Amendment, I also researched the methods different tattoo artists use in creating their works. I learned about the process and delicate manner in which a skilled tattooist uses a “light hand” to hold their “irons” while correctly maneuvering the curved skin of a person’s back to carefully insert just the right amount of ink in creating a perfect shade of gold for a koi fish tattoo. I truly enjoyed diving into and learning about such an awesome subject; but this is just one of the amazing topics I learn about on a daily basis when practicing law. This is where my passion and drive stems from, and this is why I started the LegallyConsidered blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing it.
Thank you for visiting!
~Kevin L. Boyd
“I have not yet eaten enough of the Tree of Knowledge, though in my profession I am obliged to feed on it regularly.”
~Albert Einstein, Letter to Max Born, 1919
- J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2013
- Urban Lawyer Law Journal
- UMKC Law Review
- Moot Court, Trial Team, and Transactional Lawyering Team
- B.A. in English, Literature, Washburn University, 2008
- Minors in Philosophy and Criminal Justice
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- AmeriCorps Jumpstart: Volunteer and Site Manager, 2004-2008
- Washburn University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon: Philanthropy and Volunteer Coordinator, 2001-2005
- Kevin L. Boyd, The Inevitable Collision of Sex-Determination by Cell-Free Fetal DNA In Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis and the Continual Statewide Expansion of Abortion Regulation Based On the Sex of the Child, UMKC Law Review, December 2012
- As a research assistant to Phil Angelides, the FCIC Chairman, I aided in both the process of editing and developing evidentiary support for his FCIC Symposium Speech published in the UMKC Law Review.
Official Position and Members
- Notary Public
Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap – let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primmers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice.
~Abraham Lincoln, Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838
Prior to pursuing my law degree, I completed my Bachelors of Arts in English Literature at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Through Washburn’s international program, I studied British Law and Early Romantic Literature at Cambridge University in England. Then, after graduating from Washburn University, I had the privilege of working for 2 years as a Behavioral Specialist and Parent Aide with Behavioral Innovations LLC. In 2010 I was admitted to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where I obtained my Juris Doctor in 2013. During law school, I had the honor of serving as a research assistant to the FCIC Chairman, Phil Angelides, and I gained valuable appellate experience through my internship with the Missouri Public Defender’s Office Appellate Division where I drafted post-conviction appellate briefs. Outside of my internships and in addition to studying law at UMKC, I was fortunate enough to travel with the UMKC international program to Ireland where I studied International Law and Global Bioethics.
Both in law school and immediately after graduating, I was employed by the Levy Craig Law Firm where I successfully worked on many lender liability cases, including two complex civil litigation cases leading to $7.8 and $1.3 million dollar awards for my clients. During my time at Levy Craig, I not only assisted at the trial and appellate level of various commercial litigation cases, I also worked on the successful registration of multiple trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Since working with Levy Craig, I have worked as a Litigation Document Review Attorney for a large firm here in Kansas City, Missouri, and served as a Real Estate Tax Research Analyst at H&R Block’s Tax Institute. Each has afforded me valuable training and experience in legal research and writing. I have taken this training with me to Brus Chambers LLC, which I assisted in bringing to the United States in March 2015.