David Boies Net Worth

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To begin with, David and his four siblings were raised in the family of two teachers in Sycamore, Illinois; David suffered from dyslexia and had difficulties in reading, and the process of learning was subsequently described by the journalist Malcolm Gladwell. The family of Boies moved to California in 1954, where, David was educated at Fullerton Union High School. Then he matriculated at the University of Redlands, graduated from Northwestern University in 1964, with a BS. In 1966, he graduated from Yale Law School earning a degree magna cum laude in law, and a year later he earned his Master’s degree in law at New York University School of Law.

David Boies pursued his professional career initially working as an attorney in the law firm based in New York City called Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP – in 1973, he became a partner of the previously mentioned company. Meanwhile, he held the position of Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in 1978, as well as working as Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 1979. In 1997, he left the firm because of clients’ objection to Boies representation, and immediately founded his own law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Currently, it is one of the most prestigious law firms in New York City and around the USA.

During his professional career as a lawyer, Boies has participated in a number of notable cases, including the USA against Microsoft in which Boies represented the Justice Department. After he won the trial, he was called “mad genius” and “a brilliant trial lawyer” by Washington Monthly. More, he represented the Vice President of the USA Al Gore in the case Bush v. Gore after the presidential election held in 2000. The lawyer represented the Association of the National Basketball Players during the NBA lockout in 2011. In 2016, he worked as the attorney as the same time sitting on the board of directors of the privately held health technology and medical laboratory services company Theranos. Currently, he sits on the Board of Trustees of a non-profit, non-partisan institution, the National Constitution Centre which is located in Philadelphia.

During his career, Boies has been rewarded many times including with the Milton Gould Award for Outstanding Advocacy (1996), Lifetime Achievement Award from LD Access Foundation (2001), Jr. Award from the University of Virginia School of Law (2002). In 2000, Boies was awarded an honorary Doctor’s degree in law from the University of Redlands as well as Honorary Doctorate of Laws, New York Law School in 2007.

Finally, in the personal life of the lawyer, he is married to Mary Schuman. One personal interest is in collecting wines.

Structural info

  • Full Name: David Boies
  • Net Worth: $8 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 11, 1941
  • Place Of Birth: Sycamore, Illinois, U.S.
  • Profession: American lawyer, CEO of Boies, Schiller & Flexner
  • Education: Fullerton Union High School, Northwestern University, Yale Law School, New York University School of Law
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Mary Schuman (m.1982-)
  • Children: Mary Regency Boies, Jonathan Boies, Christopher Boies, Caryl Boies, David Boies III, Alexander Boies
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1197130
  • Awards: “Lawyer of the Year”(Time magazine, 2000), Milton Gould Award for Outstanding Advocacy (1996), Lifetime Achievement Award from LD Access Foundation (2001), Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievers Award ( Lab School in Washington, DC), William Brennan, Jr. Award from the University of Virginia Schoo…
  • Movies: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia


  • Chairman, “Partnership for Educational Justice”.
  • Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its antitrust suit against Microsoft, and lead counsel for Al Gore in litigation relating to the 2000 Florida vote count.
  • Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner law firm. Northwestern University, B.S., 1964; Yale University, LL.B., magna cum laude, 1966.


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Untouchable 2018 executive producer filming
Midnight Sun 2017 executive producer post-production
The Babysitter 2017 executive producer post-production
Where’s the Money 2016 executive producer post-production
Gold 2016/I executive producer
Jane Got a Gun 2016 executive producer
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The Good Wife 2016 TV Series David Boies
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Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull 2010 TV Series Himself – Attorney
Bill Moyers’ Journal 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2001-2009 TV Series documentary Himself – Attorney (segment “The Man Who Knew”) / Himself – Lawyer (segment “David Boies”)
The O’Reilly Factor 2005 TV Series Himself
Election 2000 2001 Video documentary Himself
Supreme Court Oral Arguments 2000 TV Series documentary Himself – Attorney for Respondent
CBS This Morning 2012-2016 TV Series Himself – Attorney / Himself – Chairman, Partnership for Educational Justice / Himself
60 Minutes Sports 2016 TV Series documentary Himself – Attorney (segment “Daily Fantasy Sports”)
Charlie Rose 2005-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Meet the Press 2015 TV Series Himself – Co-Author, Redeeming the Dream
Imus in the Morning 2014 TV Series Himself – Phone Interview
The Case Against 8 2014 Documentary Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2013 TV Series Himself
8 2012 Video Himself
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia 2012 Documentary Himself
Dyslexia: A Hidden Disability 2011 Documentary short Himself
The Colbert Report 2010 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
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Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Attorney, Sony
60 Minutes 2009 TV Series documentary Himself – Attorney (segment “The Man Who Knew”)