Leo Francis Doyle, Sr., is Of Counsel with the firm. Mr. Doyle founded the firm of Doyle, Whelan & Doyle, which is a predecessor to the present firm, with his son, Leo F. Doyle, Jr., and John J. Whelan. Mr. Doyle’s extensive legal backgground includes representation of banks on a variety of issues, with a concentration in Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights.
Mr. Doyle is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania.
While in law school, Mr. Doyle was recruited by a reserve U.S. Army Military Intelligence Unit and served over eight years as a reservist performing research and analysis on projects assigned by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Following Mr. Doyle’s graduation from law school, he returned to St. Joseph’s University as a member of the faculty where he revised the Accounting and Business Law division courses incorporating Uniform Commercial Code materials into the curriculum.
Upon his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, Mr. Doyle was engaged to handle litigation by the First Pennsylvania Banking & Trust Company’s Consumer Finance and Small Business Departments as a sole practitioner in Center City, Philadelphia. He continued teaching on a part-time basis at St. Joseph’s University and Rutgers University.
Mr. Doyle represented the First Pennsylvania Banking & Trust Company in the Courts of Philadelphia and surrounding counties, as well as the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts. He also handled cases in the federal courts, primarily bankruptcy matters. Mr. Doyle established a Bankruptcy Management Unit in the firm of Doyle, Whelan & Doyle to handle consumer bankruptcy matters in all jurisdictions on behalf of CoreStates Bank, from the filing of the Debtor’s Petition to the conclusion of the case.
With the enactment of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, Mr. Doyle served as an Interim Trustee and later was appointed to the Trustee Panel by the Department of Justice.
Mr. Doyle is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a former member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Commercial Law League and Philadelphia Bar Association.
While Mr. Doyle has limited his practice to consultation, he remains active, complying with the annual Pennsylvania Bar legal education requirement; and as in the past, lecturing extensively in the fields of Commercial and Consumer Law at financial institutions in the Delaware Valley.