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Michael Doyle has of his career in the area of criminal law. Cases have ranged from minor summary offenses to the most serious felonies. He has experience during all stages of the proceedings, from arrest through the post conviction process. This includes preliminary hearings, arraignment, trials, appeals, and post conviction relief. Mr. Doyle works hard to insure that his clients receive the representation that they deserve.


Languages spoken: English, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 35%
    30 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    11 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    20 cases
  5. Contracts: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Doyle. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


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  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Doyle is very knowledgeable and works hard for his clients.


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Contact info

Lacheen & Wittels

1429 Walnut St Ste 1301
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe Nation Trial Lawyers2015
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Ranked "Excellent" by AvvoAvvo2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Ranked ExcellentAvvo2013
Ranked "Excellent" by AvvoAvvo2012
Top ConributorAvvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaCheen & Wittels2014 - Present
Law Clerk for the Honorable Roger F. GordonCity Of Philadelphia Law Department2009 - 2012
AttorneyJuristaff2008 - 2009
AssociateLaCheen, Wittels & Greenberg2008 - 2014
Contract AttorneyHudson Legal2007 - 2008
AssociateJohn Whipple, Esquire2006 - 2007
AssociateJohn A. Klamo, Esquire2005 - 2006
Legal InternDelaware Attorney General2005 - 2005
Temporary Legal AidHudson Legal Staffing2004 - 2005
InternSegal, McCambridge, Singer and Mahoney2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Brehon Law SocietyMember2012 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2010 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Philadelphia Criminal Inns of CourtAssociate Member2012 - 2013
New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - 2007
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityPresident2004 - 2005
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternitySecretary2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CW v. McFaddenNot Guilty
CW v. ScottNot guilty on all charges
CW v. WeissmanAll assault charges were dismissed at preliminary hearing.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michael Doyle Law BlogAaron Hernandez Strategy Reviewed2015
Michael L. Doyle, EsquirePreliminary Hearings, Grand Jury Indictments and Ferguson2014
Criminal Law BlogWhat Occurs Immediately Following an Arrest in Philadelphia2014
Criminal Law BlogCell Phone Searches in Today's Age2014
Continuing Legal Education Seminar publicationSearch and Seizure In the Age of New Technology2013
Criminal Law BlogCriminal Law Blog2012
Upon Further ReviewA New Era of Fairer Sentencing2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of ScrantonAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inns of CourtSearch and Seizure In the Age of New Technology2013