- Temple University School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1988) Winner, Law Alumni Award for Excellence in Moot Court, 1988
- Boston College (B.A., 1985)
- New Jersey, 1988
- Pennsylvania, 1988
- Brehon Law Society
- St. Thomas More Society
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Board Member, Temple University Beasley School of Law Alumni Association
- The Honorable Frank J. Montemuro, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
J. Michael Doyle
J. Michael Doyle is a Principal in the Firm's Professional Liability Defense Practice Group, where he focuses his practice on the defense of medical and legal malpractice matters. Mr. Doyle is a veteran trial lawyer, trying nearly 100 cases to verdict, most of them in the jurisdiction of Philadelphia County, and often involving high exposure, complex matters.
He has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, with a primary emphasis on defending hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospices, and doctors in medical malpractice cases. He also represents lawyers in legal malpractice cases, and has successfully argued cases before all levels of Courts in Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Doyle is well-versed in various Federal and State regulations and State Surveys, and has a high-degree of familiarity with the Office of the Inspector General.
Mr. Doyle has developed and delivered numerous educational programs for clients including presentations to nursing home and hospital staff about risk management intervention, documentation, pressure ulcers, and issues seen in litigation.
He oversees a pro-bono legal medical education program offered to emergency medicine resident physicians in training in their third-year. The Physician Education Program is accredited through their hospital as a third-year elective and offers resident physicians an inside look at how medical malpractice matters and trials are structured, including trial preparation, discovery, depositions, and witness interviews.
From 2013 - 2019, Mr. Doyle has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by his peers as published by American Lawyer Media and Philadelphia Magazine. The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-reviewed publication, selected Mr. Doyle for inclusion in its 2020 Edition in the category of Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants. For information about these selections and an overview of common third-party publications, rankings, and lists methodologies, click here.