AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Ms. Doyle practiced civil trial litigation for over 20 years before becoming a full-time mediator. While in private practice, Ms. Doyle litigated and tried cases in federal and state courts. She argued cases on appeal at the state and federal levels. She litigated many of the same types of cases that she currently mediates. Her practice primarily consisted of the defense of individuals, insurance carriers, governmental agencies, healthcare providers, and self-insured entities.
1983 – 1988
Associate Attorney – Several Central Florida law firms including the following: Canan, Murphy, and Clark P.A.; Haas, Boehm Brown, Rigdon, Seacrest, and Fischer P.A.; Cooper, Rissman, and Weisberg P.A.; and Anderson and Miller P.A. (litigation)
1988 – 1993
Associate/Participating Member – Eubanks, Hilyard, Rumbley, Meier, and Lengauer, P.A.; Orlando, Florida (litigation)
1993 – 1997
Partner – Hurley and Rogner P.A.; Orlando, Florida (mediation and litigation)
1997 – 2004
Partner/Director – Meier, Lengauer, Bonner, Muszynski, and Doyle, P.A.; Orlando, Florida (mediation and litigation)
2004 – Present
Partner – Mediate First, Inc.; Orlando, Florida (mediation)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/ ASSOCIATIONS
Ms. Doyle has been a long standing member of the Florida Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association. She is currently a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Florida Bar. She is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Previously, she was also a member of the Professional Mediation Institute, the Florida Association of Professional Mediators, and the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is a former member of the Florida Association of Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the American Association of Trial Lawyers.
Stetson University College of Law, J.D. with Honors 1983. (Associate editor of Stetson Law Review, Dana Law Scholar, and two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Lehman Award given to the best student article in Law Review)
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A. with Honors 1979
Ms. Doyle is involved in her community as a member of her church’s music ministry. She loves using music to brighten the days of others. Donna also believes in the importance of health and wellness, and helps spread this in her community by serving on her local YMCA’s Board of Directors. Ms. Doyle’s truest passion is her family. Donna is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Together they have two amazing kids. She loves to spend time with her family out on the water enjoying Florida’s beautiful sights and exciting activities.
Her personal motto is “make it a great day!”