HARRISBURG (May 16, 2022) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) honored Colin J. O’Boyle, shareholder at Elliott Greenleaf PC in Blue Bell, with its Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award at an awards ceremony during the PBA Annual Meeting, May 11-13 in Hershey.
The award is named in memory of a young Philadelphia lawyer committed to providing legal services for low-income people and offering law-related educational programs to students. It is presented to a Pennsylvania young lawyer who, through his or her exemplary personal and professional conduct, reminds lawyers of their professional and community responsibilities.
Active in the PBA, O’Boyle is the immediate past chair of the YLD, vice chair of the Plain English Committee and a liaison to the PBA House of Delegates for the Community and Public Relations Committee, Insurance Staff Attorney Committee and the Membership Development Committee. He also is a member of several PBA committees and sections, including the Administrative Law Section, Civil Litigation Section, Federal Practice Committee and Finance Committee. O’Boyle also serves as a designated director on the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Board of Directors.
At the county bar level, O’Boyle is secretary of the Montgomery Bar Association Board of Directors, co-chair of the association’s Rules of Civil Court Committee and a member of its Trial Lawyers Section. In addition, he is a past editor of the association’s Law Reporter and is a Fellow of its foundation.
In his role at Elliott Greenleaf, O’Boyle practices trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, focusing on commercial litigation, employment discrimination and health law. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.
O’Boyle graduated from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, cum laude, and University of Scranton’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program, magna cum laude, with a dual degree in history and philosophy.