Boyle & Lowry, L.L.P.
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John F. Boyle Jr.

John F. Boyle Jr. Irving, Texas
Phone: (972) 650-7100
Fax: (972) 650-7105
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John was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Texas Christian University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958. He attended the University of Texas School of Law and received his LL.B. in 1961. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, College of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Irving Bar Association, International Municipal Law Officers Association, Tarrant County Bar Association and Texas City Attorney's Association, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

John was an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County in 1961 and an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Dallas from 1962-1964. He was City Attorney of Irving from 1966-1970, and was a Member of the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas County from 1971-1973. Prior to forming BOYLE & LOWRY in 1995, John was a founding partner in 1975 of Hutchison, Boyle, Brooks, and Fisher which handled all aspects of municipal and local government law and public finance, 1975-1995.

John has extensive experience in land use, planning and zoning, public works and governmental contracts, real estate development, tax abatement, economic development and incentives, including tax increment financing and public improvement districts, and has served as general counsel and bond counsel for all of the firm's current clients and other cities and special districts throughout the State of Texas. John is currently the City Attorney of Grapevine, Hurst, and Ponder, and General Counsel and Bond Counsel to Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Irving Floor Control District III (Valley Ranch), Valwood Improvement Authority (Farmers Branch and Carrollton), Irving Flood Control District I (Central Freight) and Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District (Las Colinas). Emerald Bay Municipal Utility District - Bond counsel.

Legislation, Publications and Seminars, Public Office

  • Member of Texas House of Representatives - 1971 - 1983
  • Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District Creation and Amendment Bills - 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1991, 2001 (Energy Aggregation Authorization)
  • Upper Trinity Regional Water District - Creation and Amendment Bills 1989, 1995, 2001.
  • Legislation providing legal mechanism to authorize sale of alcoholic beverages in Texas Stadium - City of Irving.
  • City of Grapevine Annexation - Validation Statute 1979.
  • City of Irving Texas Stadium Validation - 1969
  • Numerous seminars given to municipalities and local governments throughout the State of Texas regarding Annexation, Budgetary Process, Public Construction Law; Interlocal Agreements, Public Finance, Economic Development, Open Meetings and Public Information, The Roles and Liabilities of Public Officials, Employment and Labor Law; Capital Impact Fees, 1970-Present.
  • City Charters and Amendments to City Charters, Farmers Branch, Southlake, Grapevine, Irving, Bedford, Everman and Canton
  • Ethics-Consideration for Land Use Practitioners; Zoning and Land Use in Texas, sponsored by Lorman Education Services; Fort Worth, Texas, January 10, 2003
  • Understanding Texas Surface Water Rights. Presented at the Texas Water Law and Regulations Seminar sponsored by Half Moon, L.L.C., February 18, 2009, Arlington, Texas.
  • Land Use Issues Related to Utility Facilities. Presented at the Utilities Land Law Seminar sponsored by Half Moon, L.L.C., June 29, 2009, Arlington, Texas.

Civic Memberships, Awards

Irving Junior Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, 1971

Salvation Army, 1989 - Present
Board of Directors- Former Chairman

Ambucs, 1967 - 1971
Founder, Board of Directors

Rotary Club, 1966 - Present
Member

Serra International, 1985 - Present
Founder, Board of Directors

YMCA, 1979
Board of Directors

Knights of Columbus, 1969 - Present
Member

Texas House of Representatives, 1971 - 1973

Irving Chamber of Commerce Legal Counsel, 1969 - 1971
Chairman of Board

City of Irving City Charter Review Committee, 1990 - 1992
Chairman

City of Irving Liquor Review Committee, 1991
Chairman

City of Irving Industrial Development Corporation, 1989 - 1999
Member and Chairman of the Board

Irving Bar Association, 1967 - Present
Member and President

Boy Scouts of America - Western Star District, 1975
Member of Board

University of Dallas, 1990 - 1998
Board of Counselors

Republic Bank of Irving, 1979 - 1986
Board of Directors

Irving National Bank, 1986 - 1990
Board of Directors

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, 1983 - Present
Member

St. Luke Catholic Church, 1965 - 1979
Lector Readings

St. Lukes, 1977 - 1983
Finance Committee

Areas of Practices

Municipal and Local Government Law
Public Finance
Legislation
Water Law
Special Districts

Seminars and Publications Prepared and Presented by John F. Boyle, Jr.

Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District Creation and Amendment Bills - 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1991, 2001 (Energy Aggregation Authorization)

Upper Trinity Regional Water District - Creation and Amendment Bills 1989, 1995, 2001.

Legislation providing legal mechanism to authorize sale of alcoholic beverages in Texas Stadium - City of Irving.

City of Grapevine Annexation - Validation Statute 1979.

Numerous seminars given to municipalities throughout the State of Texas regarding Annexation, Budgetary Process, Public Construction Law; Interlocal Agreements, Public Finance, Economic Development, Open Meetings and Public Information, The Roles and Liabilities of Public Officials, Employment and Labor Law; Capital Impact Fees, 1970-Present.

City Charters and Amendments to City Charters, Farmers Branch, Southlake, Grapevine, Irving, Bedford, Everman and Canton

Ethics-Consideration for Land Use Practitioners; Zoning and Land Use in Texas, sponsored by Lorman Education Services; Fort Worth, Texas, January 10, 2003

Understand Texas Surface Water Rights. Presented at the Texas Water Law and Regulations Seminar sponsored by Half Moon, L.L.C., February 18, 2009, Arlington, Texas.

Land Use Issues Related to Utility Facilities. Presented at the Utilities Land Law Seminar sponsored by Half Moon, L.L.C., June 29, 2009, Arlington, Texas.

Litigation Percentage

15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1961

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas

Texas Christian University
B.S.
Major: Commerce