Justice Doyle, a lifelong resident of Monroe County, was elected to the NYS Supreme Court in November 2006. Upon taking the Bench, Judge Doyle has handled cases in every County within the 7th Judicial District, which includes the counties of Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates. Justice Doyle has been assigned to handle the most serious felonies in addition to complex civil matters, including Asbestos Exposure, Medical Malpractice, Foreclosures, Commercial litigation, Civil Confinement of Sex Offenders, Tax Assessment, and Immunization cases. Justice Doyle established the Foreclosure Conferencing part in response to the subprime mortgage crisis that began in 2007 and was responsible for overseeing all Foreclosure matters and provided a court-assisted process that has enabled hundreds of people to keep their homes.
Currently Justice Doyle oversees the Foreclosure Court for all eight counties in the 7th Judicial District. He handles general civil matters in Monroe County and Seneca County in addition to presiding over Criminal matters in Seneca County including presiding over the Seneca County Drug Court.
In 2019 Justice Doyle was unanimously selected by his peers in the 7th Judicial District’s Supreme Court Justices Association as the 2019 Jurist of the Year.
In 2010 Justice Doyle was awarded a scholarship to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice’s ASTAR Program (Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource). The ASTAR Program was established by Congress for the purpose of preparing judges for ever changing advancements in science and technology and to assist judges in handling these complex issues in their courts. Justice Doyle completed this National Program, including 120 hours of science and technology training, and in 2011 was awarded the Program’s title of ASTAR Fellow.
Justice Doyle has been a featured lecturer at several Continuing Legal Education seminars in addition to serving on numerous panels relating to the Courts.
Justice Doyle is a graduate of Syracuse University and Syracuse University College of Law. While in Law School he was a member of the Syracuse Law Review. Following law school, Justice Doyle worked as a prosecutor with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. After serving in the District Attorney’s Office, Justice Doyle entered private practice. He worked for a large upstate New York law firm before starting up his own private practice which was focused on civil and criminal litigation. He also served as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Irondequoit. Thereafter, Justice Doyle was appointed by Governor George Pataki to serve as a Commissioner on the New York State Parole Board. Following his tenure on the Parole Board, Justice Doyle served as Special Counsel to the County Executive of Monroe County until his election to the Supreme Court.
Justice Doyle has been active in community organizations – particularly Rochester Youth Hockey where he was a coach and member of the Board of Directors. Judge Doyle also served as President of the Monroe Community Sportscentre and was a Board Member of the Puerto Rican Youth Development Agency.
Justice Doyle and his wife Margaret (Maggie) Doyle reside in the Village of Pittsford with their daughter’s Eva (6) and Annie (3). Son, Bobby (21) attends Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and daughter Katie (21) attends Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.