Robert Doyel retired in 2010 after nearly 16 years as a Florida judge, mostly in family court. Over the years he handled part or all of 15,000 to 20,000 restraining order cases as well as thousands of dependency, divorce, custody, and paternity cases.
A native of Oklahoma, Judge Doyel received his law degree (JD) from the University of Oklahoma and a master of laws (LLM) and doctorate (SJD) from the University of Wisconsin. Before going on the bench, he was a law school professor and a board certified trial and appellate lawyer.
He is a Vietnam veteran.
Judicial Awards and Recognitions
Governor Jeb Bush, Governor’s Peace at Home Award
“In recognition of outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the justice system” toward “stopping domestic violence”
Florida Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead
“For providing leadership within Florida’s Court System in the area of Domestic Violence”
Florida Chief Justice Barbara J. Pariente
For “exemplary service on the Supreme Court Steering Committee on Families and Children in the court” as chair of the domestic violence subcommittee.
Florida Chief Justice Peggy A. Quince
“For eight years of dedicated and loyal service” on the Supreme Court of Florida Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees, including chairing their domestic violence subcommittees.
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Chapter
For “the most outstanding contribution to the field of matrimonial law by a member of the judiciary.”
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
“For his outstanding contributions to the effort to eliminate domestic violence.”