Robert V. T. Boyden Q.C.

Robert V. T. Boyden Q.C.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Born and raised in rural Alberta, Robert (Bob) Boyden graduated with a B.A. with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1974. He attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, graduating with a LL.B. in 1977. He articled with the firm of McCaffery and Company, and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1978. Bob remained with that firm as an associate and partner until 1986, when he, John Soby and Elaine Lenz formed the partnership of Soby Boyden Lenz LLP. In 2004 Bob was appointed as Queen’s Counsel.

Bob instructed the Law Society of Alberta Bar Admission Course for 13 years, was a member of the Law Society’s mentor program, and served on the audit subcommittee. He has presented a number of papers to and acted as an instructor at programs for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyer’s Association, the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and the Calgary Legal Support Staff Association.

A member of the Canadian Bar Association, Bob has served on the executive as chair of the family law subsection, and as an Alberta branch council member. Bob served for 6 years as a member of the University of Calgary Senate and 4 years as the Senate’s representative to the University’s Board of Governors.

A former member of the Rotary Club of Calgary South, Bob has been a director and has chaired a number of that club’s committees. He served as President of the club from July, 2009 through June 2010. He has also served as a parent representative and chairman of the Choral Music Association of Calgary, and as a director of Parents Anonymous/Children’s Cottage.

Bob has retired but continues to serve as counsel to the firm. He now has more time to enjoy the company of his family, including his first grandchild, and to pursue fly fishing, trekking, golf and woodworking.

Martindale Hubbell preeminent

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 1978


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1977
  • University of Alberta
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honours: With Distinction


  • Guest Instructor, Mentor, Panelist, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

Honours and Awards

  • Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Competition Judge
  • Queen’s Counsel, 2004 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Alberta Bar Admission Course
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, Past member
  • Calgary Legal Support Staff Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Past member
  • American Bar Association, Associate membership, past member

Past Employment Positions

  • McCaffery and Company

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Calgary, Board of Governors
  • University of Calgary Senate
  • Rotary Club of Calgary South
  • Choral Music Association of Calgary, Chairman
  • Board of Directors, Parents Anonymous/Children’s Cottage