Donna Canina Doyle


Donna Canina Doyle is a shareholder with Mediate First.  She has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since 1995.  Ms. Doyle has over 10,000 hours of mediation experience.  Ms. Doyle mediates the following types of cases; personal injury, wrongful death, automobile liability, premises liability, medical and professional negligence, nursing home/assisted living facility liability, products liability, governmental liability, civil rights, police liability, labor and employment law, sexual harassment and discrimination, first and third party insurance matters, property damage, hurricane claims, sink hole and mold claims, PIP litigation, appellate matters, commercial litigation, construction litigation, eminent domain, admiralty and global / multiparty competing claims.

Ms. Doyle also mediates cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Fifth District Court of Appeal.


Ms. Doyle practiced civil trial litigation for over 20 years before leaving the law practice to mediate full time.  While in private practice, Ms. Doyle tried cases in both Federal and State Courts.  She argued cases on Appeal at the State and Federal levels.  She litigated many of the same types of cases she mediates.  Ms. Doyle was one of the founding members of the law firm of Meier, Lengauer, Bonner, Muzynski & Doyle, P.A.  She also served as a partner/participating member with the law firms of Hurley & Rogner, P.A. and Eubanks, Hilyard, Rumbley, Meier & Lengauer, P.A. 


Ms. Doyle has lectured for professional organizations sponsored by both plaintiff and defense organizations on the topic of effective mediation techniques for which CLE credit was provided.



Ms. Doyle has been a longstanding member of the Florida Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association.  She is also a member of the Florida Association of Professional Mediators and the Association for Conflict Resolution.  Ms. Doyle was a member of the original class of mediators trained to mediate appellate disputes in the Fifth District Court of Appeal mediation program.



Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor with honors 1983 (Associate Editor of Stetson Law Review, Dana Law Scholar and two time winner of Elizabeth Lehman Award given to best student article in Law Review).


State University of New York at Stony Brook, Bachelor of Arts with Honors 1979