Member Profile: Hon. John M. Boyle

Hon. John M. Boyle
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C
53 Cardinal Drive
Westfield, NJ 07090
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Tel: (908) 233-6800
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Mediation; Arbitration; Discovery Referee; Special Master; Insurance Umpire


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Hon. John M. Boyle has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Contract Disputes
Family Businesses
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes
Venture Capital
Wrongful Death



John Boyle joined Lindabury's Alternative Dispute Resolution practice in March of 2002. Since that time he has provided mediation or arbitration services in over 700 matters, covering a wide range of legal disputes. He is a former Presiding Judge in the Equity Part of the Chancery Division, Superior Court, Union County, where he served for 10 years. For the balance of the more than 17 years he was on the bench, Mr. Boyle was judge in the Probate and Matrimonial Parts of the Chancery Division and in the Law Division handling jury trials. While serving in the Equity Part of the Chancery Division, Mr. Boyle adjudicated thousands of cases, resulting in hundreds of settlements in all areas of equity, probate and complex civil disputes, including environmental, real estate, contracts, construction, products liability, personal injury, securities; stock valuations, insurance coverage and commercial and corporate disputes such as directors’ liability and minority shareholder rights.

Prior to serving in the judiciary, Mr. Boyle was in private practice with Sauer, Boyle, Dwyer and Canellis, Esqs., which had offices in Westfield, Elizabeth, Somerville and Union. He practiced for 30 years as a senior partner at the firm. His practice was concentrated in the areas of contracts, real estate, governmental law, business disputes, estate/probate and general litigation.

While in private practice, Mr. Boyle was chief counsel in the second Jackman v. Bodine case, 44 N.J. 491, 205 A2d 648, involving "one man, one vote" issues, and other notable trials.


  • Rutgers Law School - Newark, J.D., 1954
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1952
  • University of Kansas, Law & Economics
  • Harvard Law School, Advanced Judicial Education

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court, President, 1989; Master of the Bench
  • Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association, Member; President, 1979


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Hon. John M. Boyle is a member of our NJ chapter, The New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NJAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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