The history of the Doyle Law Firm stretches back to the 1920s, when the firm of Levy, Levy & Barker was formed. After numerous changes in partners and firm names over the next 60 years, the firm was renamed to Barker & Lain when Dennis R. Bettison joined the firm in 1980. Patrick F. Doyle joined the firm in 1990, and in 1997 the firm was renamed to Baker, Doyle, Apffel & Bettison. In 2003, after Stephen W. Baker was appointed Associate Judge of the 306th District Court, the firm was renamed to Bettison, Doyle, Apffel & Guarino, which also reflected the addition of Michael J. Guarino, former Galveston County Criminal District Attorney, to the firm. With the election of Darrell A. Apffel to Galveston County Commissioner, Precinct 1 in 2016, together with the desire of Mr. Bettison to wind down his practice, Mr. Doyle formed the Doyle Law Firm.
The Doyle Law Firm Today
With Mr. Bettison continuing to advise clients as Of Counsel to the firm, Mr. Doyle and his associates, Jana Hartnett, Donnie Quintanilla, and Thea Clark continue the tradition of providing reliable and competent legal services, while serving as community representatives through elected and appointed judicial roles, and as volunteers for their local churches and charitable organizations. The Doyle Law Firm provides its clients comprehensive legal representation in a broad range of practice areas. The attorneys at the Doyle Law Firm have many years of experience in real estate, business transactions, banking, estate planning and probate, family law, criminal defense and civil litigation.