Christopher Doyle is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. His practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases.
Born in South Korea but adopted by American parents at six months old, Mr. Doyle was raised in Toms River, New Jersey. He graduated cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2009, earning a B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy.
Mr. Doyle’s plan going into college was to attend law school immediately afterward, but during his four years at Ramapo College Mr. Doyle developed a passion for volunteerism. He therefore decided to take a gap year between college and law school to participate in a year-long service commitment with AmeriCorps in Queens, New York, tutoring and mentoring students at a Title I middle school. During this year Mr. Doyle discovered a passion for working with students, and thereafter moved to Washington, D.C. to become a teacher. He was accepted into the DC Teaching Fellows program and taught from 2010–2012 at a Title I elementary school in Southeast Washington, D.C., teaching students with autism.
Realizing the difficulties associated with teaching, but desiring to do more in the education field, Mr. Doyle worked from 2012–2014 in fundraising at the NEA Foundation, whose programs are aimed at improving America’s public schools.
Five years after graduating college, and after working as a volunteer, teacher and then fundraiser in the education field, Mr. Doyle finally returned to his goal of becoming an attorney, enrolling at the University of Richmond School of Law in 2014.
During law school, Mr. Doyle developed a passion for family law. This began during his 1L summer internship at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, where Mr. Doyle worked on a variety of family law cases, including no-fault divorces, protective orders, and child custody matters. Mr. Doyle’s interest in family law continued to grow as he participated in the law school’s Pro Bono No-Fault Divorce program, working with local attorneys to help low-income individuals obtain no-fault divorces.
After graduating from law school in 2017, Mr. Doyle completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Chesterfield County Circuit Court. Family law cases made up a majority of the court’s docket, and through his clerkship Mr. Doyle gained valuable insight into the judicial decision-making process. Mr. Doyle then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. in August 2018, to practice exclusively family law.
Mr. Doyle currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.
Christopher Doyle resides with his wife in Northern Virginia.
- Virginia State Bar, 2017
Professional Memberships and Associations
- Virginia State Bar, Member, 2017–Present
- Fairfax Bar Association, Member, 2018–Present
- Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2018–Present
- The Honorable Steven C. McCallum, Chesterfield County Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 2017–2018
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2017. Honors and Activities: John Marshall Scholar (full-tuition scholarship); Pro Bono Certificate Recipient; University of Richmond Law Review, Articles Editor; Trial Advocacy Board, Member; University of Richmond Law Education Rights Clinic, Student Associate; Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, President.
- Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy, cum laude, 2009.