Judge Boylan, the son of Irish immigrant parents who came to the United States in the late 1920s, grew up on the West Side of Chicago. He left Chicago to attend St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn. While attending college, Judge Boylan met his wife, Kate. After graduating in 1971, they married and moved back to Chicago, where he attended the Chicago-Kent College of Law, earning his J.D. in 1976. Returning to Minnesota, Judge Boylan joined the law firm of Hulstrand, Anderson & Larson (now known as Anderson, Larson, Hanson & Saunders, P.L.L.P.), where he practiced for 10 years. In 1986, Judge Boylan was appointed to the Minnesota State Court for the 8th Judicial District, where he served as a district court judge for 10 years before his appointment to the federal bench.
Settlements can involve a lot of moving pieces. But perhaps the most important quality I bring to my work as a Mediator is the rock solid commitment I make to each case.
You have my word that if the task is a hard one, I will work until a solution can be found. Not every case settles immediately. It may take follow up and nudging. I won't wait for a phone call from one side or the other. I promise to dedicate myself to the goal of reaching a settlement.
I listen: not only about a party's view of facts and law, but also to a parties suggestion on how the the matter can be settled. Successful mediations often occur when all parties are actively engaged in thinking about solutions.
I know how to keep confidences. When to speak and when to be quiet. Cases don't settle unless all parties trust the mediator. Parties have a right to trust that the mediator will be prepared, work hard, and remain committed to finding a resolution. I promise to not to betray that trust.
I began my legal career in 1976 as a Trial Attorney, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. I was appointed as Federal Magistrate Judge in 1996. Before that I served for 10 years as District Court Judge on Minnesota's general jurisdiction court. In 2010 I was named Chief Magistrate Judge.
Cases I've Worked on:
Appointed to oversee settlement efforts in RFC & RESCAP Liquidating Trust Litigation.
Appointed to oversee lawsuits against lenders and individual investors that profited from the Ponzi scheme.
Appointed to oversee settlement efforts in litigation regarding Stryker defective metal hip replacement parts.
Appointed to oversee settlement efforts following hundreds of claims being filed alleging clergy sexual abuse.
(Minnesota MDL # 13-02441)
(Misappropriation of retired professional football players IP rights)
Appointed to oversee settlement efforts in more than 50 separate suits alleging various breaches of underlying contracts involving sales of mortgages
Acted as mediator in reaching a settlement of class action brought on behalf of 110 million individuals following cyber attack on retailer's computer system
Appointed to handle complex discovery and other pre-trial disputes
Acted as mediator in reaching a settlement of a class action brought against a mortgagee by individual mortgagors
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