Vincent E. Doyle III, has earned a statewide reputation as a leader in the New York legal community. He has held a number of leadership positions with state and local bar associations and has served on numerous government and independent panels seeking to improve the legal system. Most prominently, Mr. Doyle served as the 114th president of the New York State Bar Association. The 77,000-member association is the largest and oldest voluntary state bar association in the country.
During his term as president, Mr. Doyle focused on efforts to improve the quality and availability of legal services, particularly to vulnerable populations such as veterans, immigrants, and poor people, as well as the State Bar’s efforts to increase the diversity of the legal profession as a whole. As a result of his initiatives, the State Bar was honored with an American Bar Association Partnership Award for substantial and innovative efforts to advance diversity in the legal community.
Mr. Doyle served on the board of directors of the Erie County Bar Association. He is a past president of the Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, which administers the county’s assigned counsel program. By appointment of the chief judge of New York State, he served on panels charged with improving the jury system, the criminal procedure law, and New York’s sentencing laws.
Mr. Doyle received the 2012 Lawyer of the Year Award from the Bar Association of Erie County, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
Mr. Doyle is a commercial litigator whose practice includes civil and white-collar criminal litigation and representation of professionals in disciplinary proceedings. He also advises on legal ethics matters. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been recognized in the field of business litigation by the Super Lawyers magazine, and received the highest ratings for ability and ethics by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.