James R. Doyle


  • location icon Atlanta, GA
    600 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 4700
    Atlanta, GA 30308
  • location icon Charleston, WV
    707 Virginia Street E
    Suite 1400
    Charleston, WV 25301

James Doyle is the administrative partner in the Atlanta and Charleston offices of Lewis Brisbois, co-chair of the Korean Business & Litigation, Products Liability, and Lithium-Ion Battery Practices, vice-chair of the Hospitality and Chinese Business & Litigation Practices, and a member of the Professional Liability and General Liability Practice Groups. Mr. Doyle is a preeminent Atlanta litigation attorney, with more than 28 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’s professional liability experience is highlighted by his representation of lawyers in legal malpractice cases as well as insurance brokers, real estate agents and doctors. Mr. Doyle also has experience handling matters in arbitration, both domestic and international. 

Offices Held

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


“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


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Georgia




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

Awards & Honors

  • Listed by Best Lawyers in America® - 'Best Lawyers' Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2024)
  • Named to Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia’s Legal Elite, 2004-2018
  • Chairman of the Year as Litigation Chairman for the Georgia State Bar Young Lawyers Division


Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1994

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science, 1991

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