James F.X. DoyleSpecial Counsel


(631) 738-9100 ext. 317

Hon. James F.X. Doyle focuses on all facets of clients’ litigation needs.  Drawing from his years of experience on the bench, Judge Doyle advises clients on a variety of matters including matrimonial, civil, and criminal litigation, and he works with the firm’s litigation team on trial strategy and preparation.  His practice also focuses on the negotiation and settlement of matrimonial and family-related matters.

Judge Doyle brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm.  His distinguished career in public service includes serving as an elected judge for the Suffolk County Supreme Court from 2003 until the expiration of his term in 2012.  Previously, he was an acting justice for the Suffolk County Supreme Court Tenth Judicial District from 1993 to 2002 and an elected Suffolk County Family Court judge from 1984 to 1992.  While on the bench, he also was a judicial hearing officer for the Suffolk County Family and District Courts and hearing officer for the County Comptroller’s Office.

Judge Doyle has tried hundreds of cases including matrimonial, civil, and Kendra’s Law cases and carried out thousands of sentencings, motions, and hearings.  As a judge, he handled outpatient treatment orders, mental health and illegal substance proceedings, and a variety of criminal matters.

A Vietnam veteran, Judge Doyle served honorably in the United States Air Force as Captain.  He filled a variety of roles including attorney on the Trial and Defense Counsel, military judge, and administrative law hearing officer.  He dedicates his time to numerous Long Island organizations, serving in leadership roles in a number of military-related organizations that support our nation’s veterans.

Education
Holy Cross College, B.S.
Fordham Law School, J.D.
Stony Brook University, M.A.

Admissions
New York
Colorado

Recognitions
2011 – President’s Award, County Judges Association of New York State
1994 – Outstanding Alumnus, Stony Brook University
1994 – Appointed Judicial Hearing Officer, Suffolk County Family Court and District Court
1987 – Judge of the Year, Family Court, Suffolk County Court Officers
1985 – Conspicuous Military Service by N.Y. State for Distinguished Military Service
1972 – Commendation Medal for Meritorious Distinguished Service, U.S.A.F.

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Member, American Legion
Past President, Senior Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and 10th District Representative, County Judges Association
Past Post Commander, Senior Commander, Junior Commander, Post Judge Advocate, Voice of Democracy, Veterans of Foreign Wars (East Setauket, New York)
Past Vice President and Emeritus Commission Chair, Stony Brook University Alumni Board of Directors
Past Member of Bench Bar, Pro Bono, and Computer Law Committees, Suffolk County Bar Association
Past Officer and Board of Directors, Suffolk Academy of Law
Past Adjunct Professor and Pre-Law Advisor, Stony Brook University