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Attorney Profiles

The varied backgrounds of the four attorneys allows the firm to continue to offer a full range of legal services, with each attorney bringing a variety of experience and ability to the table. Jeff Karver handles most of the business law matters, most of the real estate matters (including zoning and subdivision work), and much of the wills and estate practice. Jeff and Tina Boyd handle the bulk of the family law practice.  Jeff also handles criminal matters, and a growing wills and estate practice. Matt Doll handles most of the firm’s criminal matters as well as some family law matters.

The firm is capable of handling most of your civil and criminal legal issues. With its small town background, we recognize the financial limitations of many of our clients, and make a concerted effort to resolve all cases at the earliest opportunity in order to minimize the expense to our clients. If necessary, however, we are prepared to take your case to trial. The firm has recently won a full judgment for its client in a civil jury trial in Carbon County, and has successfully defended a criminal jury trial in Chester County. If you need a lawyer in Berks County, Montgomery County, Chester County or Lehigh County, call us for a consultation at 610-367-2148.

Jeffrey C. Karver

Jeffrey C. Karver, Attorney at Law

Jeffrey Karver was born on February, 23, 1950, and was raised in Boyertown. He has an undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University, a graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his J.D. degree cum laude from Campbell University in 1980. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in December, 1980. Jeff was a former teacher and coach in Warminster, Bucks County, and served as a member of the Boyertown Area School Board for eight years, serving two terms as President. He previously served as a member of Church Council of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown, and presently is a volunteer for Building a Better Boyertown, a “Main Street” project committee designed to help revitalize the Borough. Jeff has served as solicitor for Colebrookdale Township and the Borough of Bally since 1987 and as solicitor for the Berks-Montgomery Sewer Authority since 2003. He maintains a general practice of law with concentrations in municipal law and zoning, real estate and business law, wills and estate administration.

Email: jkarver@boydandkarver.com

Jeffrey R. Boyd

Jeffrey R. Boyd, Attorney at Law

Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, February 15, 1975, Jeff was raised in Boyertown. He has an undergraduate degree from West Chester University, magna cum laude, and received his J.D. degree from Villanova University in 2002. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in October, 2002. Jeff served on the board of directors for the Boyertown Area YMCA, and is a member of Building a Better Boyertown, Berks-Mont Business Association and Boyertown AMBUCS. Jeff has represented a variety of clients since coming to Boyd & Karver in 2002. He maintains a general practice of law with concentrations in family law, real estate and business law, wills and estates administration.

Email: jboyd@boydandkarver.com

Matthew H. Doll

Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1972, Matt was raised in Pennside, Exeter Township. He has an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and received his J.D. degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1999. Matt was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in October of 1999. Matt currently serves as a Board Member of the Boyertown Area United Way. He is a former Berks County Assistant District Attorney and Assistant County Solicitor. He maintains a general practice of law with concentrations in criminal defense, municipal law and zoning, Child Welfare/Children and Youth actions, wills and estate administration.

Email: mdoll@boydandkarver.com

 

 

Tina M. Boyd

Tina M. Boyd, Attorney at Law

Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, August 24, 1971, Tina was raised in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. She has an undergraduate degree from Penn State University and received her J.D. degree from the Dickinson School of Law. She was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1999. Tina served as a law clerk in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas for the Honorable Elizabeth Ehrlich from 1997 to 1999. She worked in private practice for a period of ten years prior to coming to Boyd & Karver in 2010. She also was an Adjunct Professor at Penn State for two semesters teaching the Domestic Relations Paralegal Certification Program. She served as a co-chair of the Berks County Bar Association Family Law Section, as well as President and Treasurer of The Justice William Strong Inn of Court. In addition, Tina appeared on Berks Television “Ask the Lawyer” program in both 2001 and 2006. Tina has represented family law clients from a large geographical area. She maintains a general practice of law with concentrations in divorce, custody, support, adoption and is expanding her areas of practice. In addition to her work with Boyd & Karver, she presently acts as Special Counsel for Domestic Relations Section of Berks County.

Email: tboyd@boydandkarver.com

Craig S. Boyd

Craig S. Boyd Attorney at Law

Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, January 3, 1948. Craig has an undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University, received his J.D. degree from Notre Dame University in 1974 and obtained his LLM in Taxation from Villanova Law School in 1987. He began practicing law in Boyertown in 1974 with E. Kenneth Nyce. Craig started his own law firm at the present location in May of 1977 and Boyd & Karver has been a staple in the Borough of Boyertown ever since. Craig retired from active practice in 2006 after 32 years of faithful service to the residents of Boyertown and surrounding areas. Craig remains “of counsel” to the firm, but is not taking new clients. Although Craig is no longer involved in the active practice of law, the office of Boyd & Karver continues the tradition of professional and personal representation of all its clients.

 

Stephen E. Allen

Stephen Allen Attorney at Law

Steve was born on April 16, 1951 and grew up in Ambler PA, graduating from Wissahickon High School  He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Villanova University and his JD from Temple University, joining the Pennsylvania Bar in 1976.  From 1976 until recently Steve practiced law in Red Hill and Green Lane.  During his career he was the President of Panda Abstract, Inc. a title insurance agency.  In addition, he is the former Chairman of the Green Lane Borough Planning Commission and served many years as the solicitor for the Green Lane Zoning Hearing Board.  Steve’s practice has a high concentration in Landlord Tenant law, representing apartment complexes throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.  It is not unusual for judges to call him when they have a difficult landlord tenant case. Business law and real estate law, along with wills and estate planning round out Steve’s areas of focus.