James R. Doyle

Partner

  • location icon Atlanta, GA
    1180 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 2900
    Atlanta, GA 30309

James Doyle is the administrative partner in the Atlanta and Charleston offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability, General Liability, Korean Business & Litigation, and Chinese Business & Litigation Practices. Mr. Doyle is a preeminent Atlanta litigation attorney, with more than 22 years of experience representing clients before the United States Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States District Courts, as well as State Superior Courts throughout the United States. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia in a case that created the current standard applied in premises liability matters in Georgia, and has extensive trial experience involving matters of products liability, professional liability, and premises liability. Mr. Doyle also has experience handling matters in arbitration, both domestic and international. Mr. Doyle’s arbitration experience is highlighted by his representation of a number of Midwestern Electric Cooperatives that fought contract enforcement of a software purchasing agreement. Mr. Doyle is the co-chair of the Korean Business and Litigation Practice and vice-chair of the Chinese Business and Litigation Practice.

Offices Held

  • Litigation Chairman - State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyer Division
  • Campaign Manager for the Honorable Sara L. Doyle, Georgia Court of Appeals

Publications

“Keys to a Successful Opening Statement”, published in the Defense Research Institute’s “The Voice”

Professional Presentations

  • Presentation: “Avoiding Malpractice for Young Lawyers”
  • Presentation: “Trial Preparation for Young Lawyers”
  • Presentation: “Avoiding Malpractice for Insurance Brokers”
  • Presentation: Professional Liability Issues to Atlanta Claims Association
  • “Premises Liability Seminar – Pitfalls on Summary Judgment”, October 2010, November 2010, and February 2011
  • “Products Liability Seminar – Deposing Your Opponent’s Expert Witnesses”, February 2012
  • “Premises Liability Seminar – Avoiding Malpractice and Defending a Case Through Trial”, September 2012
  • Overview of U.S. Legal System and Insurance Claims, Shanghai, China, May 20 and 21, 2013
  • Marine Claims Handling in the United States, Beijing, China, September 9, 2013 and Shanghai, China, September 18, 2013
  • Practice of Law in the United States, Tianjin, China, September 10, 2013
  • Products Liability in the United States, Fuzhou, China, September 11, 2013; Guangzhou, China, September 12, 2013; Hong Kong, September 13, 2013; Shenzhen, China, September 16, 2013; and Nanjing, China, September 17, 2013
  • Presentation: “Handling Big Cases” (Continuing Education – State Bar of Georgia), March, 2015

Admissions

Georgia

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Risk Management Insurance Society
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Atlanta Lawyers Club
  • Atlanta Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Named to Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia’s Legal Elite, 2004-2016
  • Chairman of the Year as Litigation Chairman for the Georgia State Bar Young Lawyers Division

Education

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1994

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science, 1991

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