Conal specializes in representing plaintiffs in civil litigation, and has a national reputation as an advocate for amputees in injury and bad faith insurance claims. His article, “Glimpsing the Future for an Amputee,” is used as a guide for litigating limb loss cases by attorneys across the country. Other attorneys frequently ask him to act as lead trial counsel on serious injury cases.
- The National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts-2013
- The Daily Journal Top 10 Verdicts-2013
- 2012 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award
- 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year-Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- 2011 Attorney of the Year-The Recorder
- The Best Lawyers In America-2012 (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury)
- Finalist-2011 CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year
- 2011 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
- The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100- 2008-2011
- The Daily Journal – Top 20 Under 40 in California 2010
- Super Lawyers-Southern California Superlawyer 2012
- The Daily Journal – Top Verdicts 2010
- Martindale Hubbell – AV Rating 2007-2011
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association – 2011 Civil Justice Award
- The National Law Journal-Appellate Lawyer of the Week 2010
- Tampa Bay Magazine-Tampa’s Top Attorneys (Medical Malpractice)
- 2011 Public Justice Achievement Award-Public Justice Foundation
Conal devotes a significant portion of his practice to public interest work and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Foundation, a non-profit public interest law firm. Mr. Doyle frequently acts as “lead cooperating counsel” on cases with Public Justice, where he donates a portion of his fees as a pro bono contribution to the organization.
Prior Work History
Conal comes from a “big firm” background, where he served as a trial attorney for six years at one of Florida’s largest and most respected law firms. Conal won his first federal jury trial in a civil rights excessive force case at age twenty-seven. By age thirty-one, he was lead trial counsel of an eleven hundred member law enforcement agency, where he litigated civil rights, torts, class actions, and employment cases.
Conal participated in a dozen jury trials as a defense attorney, winning eleven of them. His jury trial experience includes cases involving medical malpractice, breach of contract, insurance coverage, premises liability, negligent security, 42 U.S.C. 1983 civil rights violations, excessive force, false arrest, automobile negligence, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, and employment law.
Florida State University College of Law, J.D.,1997-Cum Laude
Book Award (Highest Grade)-Trial Practice
Book Award-Litigation Seminar
Florida House of Representatives-Legislative Internship/Scholarship
Florida Bar Scholarship-Top 10 Law Students in State 1996
Stetson University College of Law- first year of law school (1994-1995)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Class Rank: 1/159
West’s Outstanding Scholar Award-#1 ranked first year law student
Book Award-Civil Procedure
Book Award-Criminal Law
Eckerd College-St. Petersburg, Florida, B.A. -1993
Mr. Doyle is a right leg amputee. He is an avid alpine skier and has competed in Giant Slalom and Slalom alpine races against the best disabled athletes in the world, including the U.S. Ski Team, Canadian Ski Team, and Australian Ski Team. He is a former member of the Board of Directors (1998-2002) of Self-Reliance, Inc. and is active in community efforts to improve the lifestyles of Americans with disabilities. He regularly draws on his unique life experiences in representing clients who have sustained significant injuries or have suffered discrimination due to their disabilities.
• California • Florida • New York • District of Columbia • U.S. Supreme Court • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit • U.S. District Court Central District of California • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California • U.S. District Court Southern District of California • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
• Melvin Belli Society • Public Justice Foundation, Board of Directors • Earl Warren American Inns of Court (2005-2006) • Marquis Who’s Who in American Law • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association • American Association for Justice • Consumer Attorneys of California • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Evaluating the Jail Medical Neglect Case
The Forum, CAOC, March 2006
Glimpsing the Future for An Amputee
Trial Magazine, AAJ, May 2008
Cruel and Unusual: How the Ninth Circuit Changed the Landscape of Bivens Litigation Under the Eighth Amendment
AAJ Civil Rights Section Newsletter, Winter 2009
Jury Verdict Finally Vindicates The Family of Francisco Castaneda
JustLaw-Southern Trial Lawyers Association, First Quarter 2011
Mr. Doyle is a frequent lecturer and author on the topics of civil trial practice, civil rights, and personal injury litigation at law schools, Continuing Legal Education seminars, and the FBI NAA National Convention, where he has been recognized as an expert in civil rights litigation. He has also been quoted and featured frequently in national newspapers, radio, and television regarding constitutional law issues and civil rights.