Boyd K. Rutherford

About Boyd

Boyd joins the firm after completing his tenure as the ninth Lieutenant Governor of the State of Maryland. An accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experience in both the public and private sectors, Boyd has served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration, as Assistant Secretary for Administration for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services. In addition to his public service, he has worked at several law firms and has extensive legal and business experience, including service in business and government law, information technology, and small and minority business development.

Boyd’s law practice is primarily devoted to working with businesses in a variety of disciplines, with an emphasis on representing clients in government contracting matters and navigating the often complex procurement and regulatory process. He represents government contractors in all aspects of working with federal, state and local government, including matters related to teaming agreements, joint ventures, the procurement process, bid protests and contract claims. Boyd also works with small enterprise clients in pursuing status as minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, as well as those seeking 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certification.

With his vast experiences and connections at all levels of government, Boyd assists clients in a variety of sectors to capitalize on opportunities at the crossroads of politics, government and law. He invests the time to understand the needs of his clients and then works with elected and appointed officials, as well as regulatory agencies, to meet his clients’ goals and objectives.

A native of Washington, D.C., Boyd resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife. They have three adult children.


  • Howard University, B.A. in Economics
  • University of Southern California, M.A. in Communications Management
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • California

Community Involvement

  • The Hunt Institute, Board of Directors, Governance Committee (Present)
  • The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute (2023)
    • Inaugural fellow 

Perhaps the only Lieutenant Governor in the country to have had signed photos addressed to him from training partners of Bruce Lee in his State House office (Dan Inosanto and Jhoon Rhee).

The Godfather (Parts 1 & 2)