Conal Doyle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Doyle Law
 | 9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 608
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-385-0567
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%)
Attorney Profile

Conal Doyle is an award winning trial lawyer who has received national recognition for his courtroom victories that have had broad reaching impact on society.  He is one of the few attorneys in history to argue before the United States Supreme Court and obtain multiple seven and eight figure jury verdicts. 

His international human rights victory in Castaneda v. United States was a catalyst for the reform of the United States immigration healthcare system.  His role as lead trial counsel in Castaneda garnered widespread acclaim from his peers, legal publications and the international media. 

For example, he received the 2012 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award in Human Rights, and the 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA).  He has been listed in both Best Lawyers in America and Superlawyers for the past six years, and his courtroom victories have been chronicled in newspapers around the world, including a piece on the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes.”

Conal’s reputation as one of the finest trial attorneys in America was further cemented with two stunning back-to-back verdicts in Kern County, California, one of California’s most “conservative” jurisdictions.

In December 2013, Conal obtained as lead trial counsel a $26.8 million medical malpractice jury verdict in McKnight v. Spain.  This result was the largest medical malpractice verdict in County history and was recognized by The Daily Journal as a Top 10 Verdict in California for 2013.  The National Law Journal recognized the verdict as a Top 100 Verdict nationally and the Consumer Attorneys Association of California (CAOC) named him a Finalist for the 2014 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.  The highest pre-trial offer by the defense was $300,000.

In March 2014, Conal obtained as lead trial counsel a $3.8 million jury verdict in Didone v. Jack In The Box.   In this premises liability case, the highest pre-trial offer was $200,000. 

The foundation of this success is a passion for justice and a commitment to client service. Conal was born without his right leg, and like many of his clients, has overcome great obstacles and endured daily struggles. These experiences provide him a unique insight into his clients’ challenges, and help him guide his clients through difficult times.

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.  Conal is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), an organization that raises money to help local Los Angeles charitable organizations.

Conal is well known 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.

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (40%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%)
Insurance Coverage (30%)

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Insurance Coverage (30%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

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About Conal Doyle

Admitted: 1997, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.conaldoylelaw.com/about-us/conal-doyle/

Honors and Awards:

  • Conal was one of eight finalists for the 2014 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award for acting as lead trial counsel in McKnight v. Spain, a record setting $26.8 million medical malpractice jury verdict., Finalist-Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of California (CAOC), 2014
  • The Daily Journal Top 10 Verdicts, for his record setting $26.8 million verdict in McKnight v. Spain, 2013
  • The National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers In America (Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury), 2012
  • Super Lawyers-Southern California Superlawyer, 2012
  • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award, 2012
  • Public Justice Achievement Award-Public Justice Foundation, 2011
  • Civil Justice Award, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Finalist, CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year, 2011
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year-Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles ("CAALA"), 2011
  • Attorney of the Year-The Recorder, 2011
  • The National Law Journal-Appellate Lawyer of the Week, for his argument before the Supreme Court in Hui v. Castaneda, 2010
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Rating, 2007-present
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • Tampa Bay Magazine-Tampa's Top Attorneys (Medical Malpractice)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100- 2008-2011
  • Listed for the past three years in Best Lawyers In America
  • California’s legal newspaper, The Daily Journal, honored his jury verdict in Castaneda v. State of California as one of California’s Top 10 verdicts of 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Earl Warren American Inns of Court, 2005 - 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2004
  • Florida, 1997
  • California, 2003
  • New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Public Justice Foundation and acts as “lead cooperating counsel” on cases with Public Justice, 2009
  • Melvin Belli Society
  • Former member of the Board of Directors (1998-2002) of Self-Reliance, Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charity

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • 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
  • Jury Verdict Finally Vindicates The Family of Francisco Castaneda, JustLaw-Southern Trial Lawyers Association, First Quarter 2011
  • Cruel and Unusual: How the Ninth Circuit Changed the Landscape of Bivens Litigation Under the Eighth Amendment, AAJ Civil Rights Section Newsletter, Winter 2009
  • Glimpsing the Future for An Amputee, AAJ Trial Magazine, May, 2008
  • Evaluating the Jail Medical Neglect Case, CAOC Forum, March, 2006

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $13.3 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement.  Conal Doyle obtained this recovery as lead counsel for a 30 year old woman who lost all four of her limbs due to medical malpractice.  The claim was subject to California's cap on non-economic damages in medical cases ("MICRA"), so the more than $13 million recovered was for the future life care plan of the plaintiff.  Mr. Doyle utilized his in depth knowledge of prosthetics to obtain full and fair compensation for the victim., 2015
  • $3.8 million jury verdict. The highest pre-trial defense offer was $200,000, 2014
  • $26.8 million jury verdict in McKnight v. Spain, 2013
  • $250,000 verdict in federal civii rights action against the United States involving immigration detainee who suffered diabetic foot wound, 2012
  • $750,000 Settlement in insurance bad faith action for failure of insurance company to pay for prosthetic limb benefits., 2012
  • $2,170,000 Settlement in Medical Malpractice action involving brain injury., 2012
  • $1,950,000 settlement in Castaneda v. U.S., 538 F.Supp.2d 1279 (C.D. Cal 2008), affirmed, Castaneda v. U.S., 546 F.3d 682 (9th Cir. 2008), reversed, Castaneda v. Hui,130 S.Ct. 1845 (2010), 2011
  • 1.73 Million Dollar Jury Verdict, Castaneda v. State of California, Los Angeles Superior Court., 2010
  • $100,000 settlement in jail sexual abuse case, 2009
  • $275,000 settlement in insurance coverage case: failure to pay for prosthetic benefits, 2009
  • $250,000 Settlement in insurance coverage case: failure to pay for prosthetic limb health benefits, 2009
  • $645,000 Settlement in insurance coverage fire loss case, 2008
  • $600,000 Settlement in products liability foot amputation case, 2007
  • $2,400,000 Settlement in medical malpractice leg amputation case, 2007

Video:

  • CBS's news magazine 60 Minutes features Conal Doyle and Yanira Castaneda, Detention in America, 2008

Educational Background:

  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, B.A., 1993
  • Stetson University College of Law- first year of law school (1994-1995), St. Petersburg, Florida, Honors: Class Rank: 1/159, West's Outstanding Scholar Award-#1 ranked first year law student, Book Award-Torts, Book Award-Civil Procedure, Book Award-Criminal Law
Office Location for Conal Doyle

9401 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 608
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-385-0567

 

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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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