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The Richard Doyle Award of CLE Excellence

RICHARD N. DOYLE

January 26, 1941 - September 10, 2001


"Death Ends a Life, Not a Relationship.”


Richard N. Doyle was born on January 26, 1941, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was the son of Dr. Fredrick M. and Wilma G. Doyle. He attended the Western Michigan University Laboratory School from kindergarten through high school. He graduated from Kalamazoo College in June, 1963, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, having also studied in Washington, D.C., and at the University of Bonn.


Diane White and Dick were married at the Kalamazoo College Chapel on August 31, 1963, and moved to Chicago, where he entered the University of Chicago Law School. In June, 1966, he graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence
(J.D.) degree. The Doyles then moved to Greeley, where Dick studied for the Colorado Bar Examination. He was sworn in as a new attorney on October 4, 1966, and began his private practice.


Dick was a career-long member of the Weld County Bar Association (Secretary.

Treasurer, Vice· President, President, and Founder and Chairman of the Tax and Estate Planning Section), and Colorado Bar Association (Board of Governors). Dick's commitment to his profession was also demonstrated by his membership in the Northern Colorado Estate Planning Council (Director, Vice President, President); the Colorado Bar Foundation; and Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. (Director, Treasurer, Vice-President, President).


He supported our community through memberships in Jaycees and the Greeley Housing Authority, and as counsel to the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. Dick was a volunteer donor at the NCMC Blood Bank. Many of Greeley's young people knew him as "Guest Reader," when he made weekly appearances in Monfort Elementary School classes.


Dick's passions included hiking and backpacking, his home and yard, reading and

learning. He will be remembered for his work ethic, intelligence, integrity, and his creativity, courage and sense of humor. Dick considered being a good father his greatest accomplishment.


In remembrance and celebration of the life of Richard N. Doyle, the board of directors of Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. has established the CLE Award of Excellence in the name of Richard N. Doyle, to be awarded annually to persons whom have demonstrated a commitment to CLE and the legal profession.


CLECI Board of Directors

2002

 

Doyle Award Recipient

Year

Practice Area

Willis V. Carpenter

2002

Real Estate

Holly S. Hoxeng

2002

Real Estate

James R. Wade

2003

Trust and Estate

Peter C. Guthery

2004

Nonprofit

Robert T. Hinds, Jr.

2005

Domestic

Barbara C. Quade

2006

Domestic

Robert E. Benson

2006

Construction

Jack Greenwald

2007

Real Estate

Mark D. Masters

2007

Trust and Estate

David C. Little

2008

Business

Robert A. Holmes

2008

Real Estate

H. Patrick Furman

2009

Criminal

Robert R. Keatinge

2009

Business

M. Carl Glatstein

2010

Elder

Gregory J. Smith

2010

Business/Health

Eugene P. Zuspann II

2010

Trust and Estate

John W. DeBruyn

2011

Trust and Estate

Abraham V. Hutt

2011

Criminal

Gregory R. Giometti

2012

Insurance

Laurie A. Hunter

2012

Trust and Estate

Hon. Angela R. Arkin

2013

Domestic

James R. Walker

2013

Trust and Estate

Frederick B. Skillern

2014

Real Estate

Dennis N. Whitmer

2014

Trust and Estate

Hon. Janice B. Davidson

2015

Domestic

Hon. Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.

2015

Water

Rich Krohn

2016

Real Estate

Joan McWilliams

2016

Family

Frank Hill

2017

Trust and Estate

Herrick Lidstone

2018

Business

Judy Mares-Dixon

2018

Mediation