The Law Office of George P. Doyle

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise wherever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser- in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.  

- Abraham Lincoln

George Patrick Doyle is a trial attorney in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has more than 30 years experience as a lawyer and has litigated both civil and criminal cases. He has served as President of the 15B Judicial District Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, Sharp Inn of Court and the Board of North State Legal Services.

Mr. Doyle received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and German from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from Northern Illinois University.

In 2006 Mr. Doyle was elected to a three-year term on the Dispute Resolution Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Also, in 2006, Mr. Doyle was certified as a mediator in matters before the Clerk of Superior Court and he is therefore one of the few mediators in North Carolina to be certified in all areas of mediation by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.

He thereafter became Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the North Carolina Bar Association  and later the Continuing Legal Education Chair of the section. Mr. Doyle remains an active member of the NCBA, continuing to participate in various courses, seminars, and Section activities. 


Mr. Doyle has been a DRC certified mediator in North Carolina since 1992. He is certified to conduct mediations in Superior Court matters, Worker’s Compensation matters before the NC Industrial Commission, and Family Financial matters. In 2006 he received certification to conduct mediations in certain matters before the Clerk of Superior Court. Mr. Doyle now holds every certification offered by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission.

Mr. Doyle has been a District Court Arbitrator in Orange and Chatham Counties since 1990.

Mr. Doyle has received mediation training from the American Arbitration Association, the Dispute Resolution Section of the NC Bar Association, and Mediation, Inc. In June 2004, Mr. Doyle successfully completed advanced mediation training at the Harvard Law School.

Mr. Doyle has mediated numerous cases, dealing with issues from alimony to zoning.

Mr. Doyle has lectured in the negotiation programs sponsored by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

For the benefit of our foreign clients, Mr. Doyle can also speak conversational German.




For more than 30 years, Mr. Doyle’s law practice has been devoted to criminal and some civil litigation.

The office handles all criminal matters in both District and Superior Courts in either Orange or Chatham Counties.

Civil matters include personal injury and wrongful death cases. In the family law arena, the office handles adoptions, competency and guardianship proceedings, name changes and pre-marital agreements.

Other selected matters are available to clients. The office is also able to refer clients to competent legal counsel in the Triangle area of North Carolina.

In addition to the above, Mr. Doyle devotes himself to mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternate dispute resolution in North Carolina.