Vincent E. Doyle III, a partner of the Buffalo law firm Connors &
Vilardo LLP, is the immediate past president of the
77,000-member New York State Bar Association. He served his
one-year term as president from June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012.
A resident of Elma, Doyle is a trial and appellate attorney whose
practice includes civil and white collar criminal litigation,
representation of professionals in disciplinary proceedings, as well as
advising on legal ethics matters. He received his undergraduate degree
from Canisius College and earned his law degree from the University at
Buffalo Law School, magna cum laude.
Active in the State Bar for 22 years, Doyle previously served for
four years as a member-at-large of the State Bar’s Executive
Committee. He previously chaired the House of Delegates, Criminal
Justice Section, Special Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated
Representation, and Task Force to Review Terrorism Legislation. He also
is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section, Committee on Legislative
Policy, Membership Committee, Committee to Review Judicial Nominations,
Committee on the Tort System, and the Task Force on Wrongful
Convictions. He is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.
Doyle sits on the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure to
the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of the Courts of New York,
and was appointed by retired Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to the
Commission on the Jury, a blue-ribbon panel charged with formulating
ways to improve the jury system in New York. He previously served on the
Grand Jury Project, also by appointment of Judge Kaye. He is a member of
the New York State Judicial Screening Panel for the Fourth Judicial
Department. Doyle is a Fellow of the American College of Trial
Doyle is an active member of the Bar Association of Erie County,
having served on its Board of Directors from 2003-2006. He is a past
president of that association’s Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society,
which administers the Assigned Counsel Program in Erie County.
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