Doyle APC is a California law firm established by experienced class action and mass injury attorneys. We provide personalized service to all clients and deliver excellent results.
Our seasoned lawyers have decades of experience fighting for people injured by large corporations and their defective and dangerous products.
Client Focused. Results Driven.
Our lawyers aggressively prosecute corporations whose products injure people. We efficiently and effectively prosecute complex cases from their inception and investigation through trial. With tenacity and experience, we seek maximum recovery for each client.
Doyle APC believes in being readily available to clients and responding quickly to their needs and concerns. Our clients are kept informed about their legal matters from beginning to end. And we take pride in sharing our knowledge and expertise, so the client is always aware of what’s happening in their case.
We offer free, confidential consultations to all potential new clients. If we accept your case, you pay nothing unless we are successful.
We handle all matters on a contingent-fee basis, where Doyle APC bears the burden of advancing all costs, expenses, and the risk of losing. We are paid only when we achieve a successful result for our clients.
We are headquartered in San Diego, California, and we prosecute cases throughout the United States. And we regularly refer potential clients to attorneys experienced in other legal matters.
The firm’s senior attorneys have worked on some of history’s most significant, high-profile class actions and mass injury lawsuits. Our work has helped recover billions of dollars for people injured by corporations and their defective products.
William J. Doyle
William Doyle is the founder and President of Doyle APC and is licensed to practice law in California and Washington. Since 1998 Mr. Doyle has focused on representing individuals in class action and mass injury litigation involving defective products, securities fraud, consumer fraud, internet privacy, prescription drugs, and defective medical devices.
Mr. Doyle has served as lead counsel in national class actions and MDL litigations against Apple, LG, Honda, Sony, Amazon, the New York Stock Exchange, and other Fortune 500 companies.
In 2008 Mr. Doyle co-founded and served as managing partner of Doyle Lowther LLP, a national class action law firm. He previously worked as an attorney and partner in the nation’s largest class action law firm.
Courts nationwide have appointed Mr. Doyle as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous class actions and complex multi-district litigations. Mr. Doyle represented the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) as lead counsel in the NYSE securities litigation. In the TransUnion credit report litigation, Mr. Doyle served as co-lead counsel, certified a statutory damages class action of over 9 million Illinois consumers, and obtained a nationwide settlement valued at over $100 million. In the NVIDIA products liability litigation, Mr. Doyle served as co-lead counsel and helped achieve a class action settlement valued at over $500 million.
Mr. Doyle has represented clients in numerous mass tort injury litigations, including pelvic surgical mesh, DePuy hip implants, Mirena IUD, Avandia, hernia surgical mesh, mesothelioma, and asbestos lung cancer. In the San Diego wildfire litigation, Mr. Doyle’s firm was one of several firms that operated as de facto lead counsel in prosecuting the liability case against SDG&E. In the pelvic mesh litigations, Mr. Doyle served in a leadership position for the Cook MDL and managed the prosecution of hundred individual cases,
Mr. Doyle also served as lead or co-lead counsel in a series of landmark Internet privacy cases. These cases achieved important new privacy protections for online consumers established new legal precedents for applying federal statutes to Internet communications and certified the first nationwide class for Internet privacy claims.
Mr. Doyle graduated from the University of San Diego with an undergraduate degree in economics. Mr. Doyle earned his law degree in 1996 from the California Western School of Law.
Mr. Doyle is admitted to practice in state and federal courts throughout California, Washington, the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Ninth Circuits.
Mr. Doyle is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the State Bars of California and Washington, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Doyle also served on the board of directors for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and was a San Diego County Bar Foundation director.
Chris W. Cantrell
Chris Cantrell has been practicing law since 2003 and is licensed in California and Alabama. Mr. Cantrell’s career has focused on representing people in mass injury lawsuits and consumer class actions.
Mr. Cantrell has extensive experience in complex class actions, including representing hundreds of thousands of primary care physicians in one of the most significant class actions in United States history, In re: Managed Care Litigation (MDL 1334 SD Fla.). In this important class action, Mr. Cantrell’s former firm represented primary care physicians in a RICO class action against the nation’s largest health insurance providers who were systematically defrauding these physicians of payments owed using a sophisticated software system.
Mr. Cantrell has also worked on several antitrust matters, including In re: Pharmacy Benefit Managers Antitrust Litig., (MDL 1782 ED Pa) and In re: Platinum and Palladium Litigation (SDNY), where Mr. Cantrell’s firm represented a class of platinum and palladium investors who suffered losses due to an alleged conspiracy between MF Global and one of the country’s largest hedge funds to artificially inflate the prices of investment-grade platinum and palladium by engaging in fraudulent trading in the final moments of the NYMEX trading day, also commonly called “banging the close.” Mr. Cantrell’s firm secured a settlement that resulted in investors recovering more than 100% of their losses.
Mr. Cantrell has represented consumers in other class actions against Apple, Inc., Samsung Electronics, and LG Electronics. Mr. Cantrell also represented numerous individuals and families who lost homes, personal property, and businesses in the 2007 San Diego County wildfires.
Mr. Cantrell also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing individuals harmed by defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Over the years, he has represented thousands of injured men and women in cases such as Pelvic Mesh, Vioxx, DePuy Hip Implants, Mirena IUD, Ephedrine, Oxycontin, Fentanyl Time Released Patches, Baycol, Medtronic ICD Batteries, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads, Lipitor, Fen-Phen, Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches, and Prempro.
Mr. Cantrell is admitted to practice in state and federal courts throughout California and Alabama, including the US District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California and the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama. Mr. Cantrell is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Cantrell graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with degrees in criminal justice and chemistry. He earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003. While attending the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. Cantrell served as a Campbell Moot Court board member.
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