Patrice A. Doyle

patrice doyle headshotI have been representing injured persons since 2012. I wanted to give you some background about my life, education, what brought me to the practice of law, and my work experience. My mother was a nurse, and my father was a teacher. From an early age, they instilled in us the importance of working hard, having integrity, being helpful, and valuing education. I, along with my two siblings, developed a strong work ethic and drive, at an early age.

My early work experience included planting a vegetable garden and selling my bounty to neighbors, being a babysitter, and cleaning stalls at the local pony farm. I was also in Girl Scouts and 4-H. By 16, I was working at the local mall, focusing on my studies, and preparing for upcoming college years.

After graduating from college, I worked my way up in the insurance industry, specifically in marketing, product development and implementation, and project management. However, I desired to have the ability to affect lives for the better in a more direct manner. I turned my focus towards the law.

What motivated/inspired you to become an attorney?

Before becoming an attorney, I obtained my paralegal studies education at Sonoma State University. I wanted to know all about the law and, specifically, the important role of non-attorneys. Through that experience, pressed on to law school. I worked full-time through my four-years of going to night school at night. Life was rigorous, but I also enjoyed law school tremendously. Upon completing law school, coupled my insurance experience and legal education in a regulatory affairs/compliance position, which I did for some time. However, once again, I found myself looking for a more direct matter to affect lives in a meaningful way. I joined a local law firm as an injury attorney. Immediately, I knew this was where I would settle...helping others in one of their greatest times of strife and need.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

Although I meet clients during a time of hardship and adversity, to be able to help navigate the legal system and aid them to a position of moving forward with life again, brings me great satisfaction. I enjoy fighting the fight to bring about justice and holding at-fault individuals and entities accountable. For several years, I represented clients who lost everything due to utility-caused wildfires. I have shed tears with them and for them. While compensation does not bring back family photos and baby books, it does ease rebuilding a home and life in general. My focus now is working with individuals who are ill or, if they have passed, then with their families to be relentless in the fight against entities who knew they were causing sickness and death by valuing the success of their business over the lives of persons innocently exposed to their harmful and deadly products containing asbestos. I am privileged to be able to assist and affect the lives of others each and every day.

What are your hobbies and interests? 
Ms. Doyle enjoys spending time with her husband, camping, hiking with her German Shepherd, and riding her horse. She is an avid horsewoman, passionate about equine disaster preparedness and response, and was and continues to be instrumental in evacuating/hauling horses out of wildfires.


Empire College School of Law

  • J.D. - 2009

Sonoma State University

  • Paralegal Certificate - 2004

University of California, Santa Barbara

  • B.A. Communications - 1992

Professional Associations 

  • CAOC
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Past President
  • Sonoma County Horse Council, Past Board Member

Bar Admission

  • California - 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California - 2012

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

What Our Clients Say

  • Brayton Purcell has done a lot of work for me and I appreciate very much what you’ve done, what everyone has done…Thank you very, very much and I appreciate everything that has been done.
  • I just wanted to thank you so very much for all the work that you’ve done for us. This has allowed me to help my daughter an awful lot…This allowed me to buy her her first home, also put away a savings bond and started a little annuity for her. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this had you not worked so hard to get the monies that you did. I just want to let you know I really appreciate it.
  • On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for the way your firm handled my late husband’s case. Everyone that I dealt with was courteous, patient, and prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. Thank you very much for the excellent job, and most of all for your support during the process. Your guidance and the resolution to our case has brought closure to a difficult chapter in my life.
  • When The Brayton-Purcell Firm took my case I had almost given up hope of ever getting before a jury. I had a difficult and long standing case and had already been with two firms. Brayton-Purcell attorney Jason Rose worked closely with me, keeping me updated and giving me access to him which gave me a feeling of having someone truly on my side; a feeling that they were putting their whole effort into my case. Just getting this case a court date was an amazing feat. When we went to trial I met Gil Purcell and watched these two work professionally against great odds. They knew what they were doing, knew how to adapt to issues as they came up and all the while helped me hold up. We received a terrific verdict and are now in the appeal process. I have confidence that the Brayton-Purcell appellate team will be as competent and compassionate for me as my trial team was. Coming together with this firm has brought me a sense of confidence and peace that I wasn’t sure I was going to get a chance to feel.
  • I’d like to thank Brayton & Purcell for all the work your firm has done for me. I have asbestosis and without Brayton Purcell representing me the likelihood of getting compensated by asbestos manufacturers and the material suppliers of asbestos products would be zero. The law partners who run the show already know this, but I am going to write it down anyway. Every contact I had with anyone at Brayton Purcell LLP be it phone, fax, email and or personally, I’ve been treated courteously and promptly by your great employees.
  • From my first contact with your firm, I have been treated with respect, compassion, and in a most professional manner. …Nothing will ever take away this pain of loss but the settlement will help provide since I have health problems and am unable to work.
  • Your work has allowed us to continue to live our lives without fear of financial ruin and to be able to plan a future. . .
  • . . .Thank you for all you have done for me and for Bill before he died. You have been so caring. . .