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Paul Harty Doyle

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2000
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    We represent people accused of a wide range of criminal charges from DWIs to Murder.

  2. White collar crime
    We handle a wide variety of white collar matters. These investigations have covered fraud, health care, public corruption, money laundering, environmental regulations, sexual harassment/assault and other areas.

A History of Success

Paul Doyle is not afraid to take on the most challenging cases in the criminal arena. Whether the case is in federal or state court, Paul will defend his client with energy and passion. As you can see by reviewing the results page on this site, Paul is no stranger to success. Many of Paul's clients are successful professionals who have high expectations. Paul embraces expectations and appreciates the unique challenge that each case provides. Paul is known as somebody who will get to the point and will address key issues head on.

Paul's client list includes doctors, lawyers, engineers, professional baseball players, professional basketball players and professional football players. Many of Paul's clients prefer their cases to be handled in a private and efficient manner.

Rare Insider Experience

Paul was a prosecutor for 7 years and finished his career as a Major Offender/Special Crimes prosecutor. As a Special Crimes prosecutor, Paul worked directly with law enforcement as their cases were being investigated. Through this experience, Paul was privy to the most innovative techniques used by law enforcement to solve crimes. The knowledge gained by working directly with law enforcement gives Paul the ability to dissect investigations and determine how best to defend a charge. There are two sides to every story/case, the law enforcement version and the version of the person who is being accused. Prosecutors are typically only provided the law enforcement version and it is not until charges are filed that the government is able to receive the "whole" truth. As you can see on Paul's results page, there are many cases that should never have been filed.

Prior to Special Crimes/Major Offenders, Paul was assigned to felony and misdemeanor courts and was tasked with handling the cases that randomly fell into his court. Paul also tried cases as a prosecutor, was involved in the hiring of new prosecutors, and supervised a division of more than 45 prosecutors. This experience gives Paul the insight and ability to present his client's defense in the most favorable light. Many times, prosecutors don't choose the cases they have to prosecute, they are just assigned the case.

Most prosecutors are overworked and do not have the time to do the work that should have been completed by the law enforcement agency that handled the investigation. Paul knows what work needs to be done to shed light on the entire story. As you can see by Paul's results, he also knows how to present his client's story in a manner that is compelling to the individual prosecuting the case.


At a very young age, Paul knew he wanted to be a trial lawyer. Paul’s father was a trial lawyer who would regularly take Paul to the courthouse to meet judges and watch trial. Knowing this at an early age allowed Paul to insure he would have the educational foundation to be the best. He graduated from Rice University with numerous academic and athletic honors and then received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, one of the nation’s finest.

Individual and Professional Approach

Once Paul is hired, the client is represented by Paul. Paul believes communication is essential in the successful resolution of a case. Paul makes it a point to be available and to answer any concerns a client has. While many lawyers have large case loads, Paul maintains a small volume of cases to insure his clients receive the individual treatment they deserve.

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Contact Paul

Paul Doyle & Associates, P.C.
440 Louisiana St
Ste 2300
Houston, TX, 77002-4205


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Posted by Kellen | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was charged with a 1st degree felony and hired a lawyer I found on the list of Houston's Top Lawyers. Long story short, I did not feel like he was handling my case adequately and decided to hire Paul. To put it frankly, it was one of the best decisions of my life. From the second I first spoke to him through the dismissal of my case, I could not have been more pleased with the way he treated me and my case. He does not waiver at all and is willing to do whatever it takes to produce the best outcome for his clients. I will forever be grateful for Mr. Doyle and cannot give a higher recommendation for a criminal defense attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2000
  • Rice University
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Assault
  • Not Guilty


  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Paul
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is very effective and gets the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul Doyle to the strongest degree possible. It is not by accident that Paul has become one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the Greater Houston Area. Paul's past experience as an Asst. District Attorney, his knowledge of the law, and his "no nonsense" approach to the vigorous defense of his clients is why he is worthy of my highest recommendation and why I consistently refer friends, clients, and colleagues to him for criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been practicing criminal law for 35 years and have had the opportunity to observe many lawyers in the courthouse. Paul Doyle is a top flight criminal defense attorney who fights for his clients harder than I've ever seen. He is a talented trial lawyer who can connect with jurors. I would recommend him to anyone who is searching for a criminal defense lawyer. He's a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense

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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Paul Harty Doyle
Paul Harty Doyle
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 23 years
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