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Welcome to Doyle Inn

William Edward Doyle (February 5, 1911 – May 2, 1986) was a United States federal judge. Born in Denver, Colorado, Doyle received an LL.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1937 and an A.B. from the University of Colorado in 1940. He was a Justice on the Supreme Court of Colorado from 1959 to 1961. READ MORE

A Message from Our President

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I send you a warm welcome to the 32nd year of the William E. Doyle Inn of Court. READ MORE

Training Seminars

Each year the Doyle Inn offers a series of trainings focusing on teaching practical skills in civil litigation to young lawyers, law clerks and law students. We try to make these training sessions interactive where participants feel free to ask questions and contribute experiences. READ MORE

Become a Member

Each Inn of Court in the Denver area meets on a set night once per month, save for summer months. The night typically begins with a social cocktail hour followed by a sit-down dinner and Inn announcements and administrative matters. We are not currently accepting applications to "associate" level potential members (licensed under 5 years), please come back in 2018 for updates on this policy. Click below to learn how to join. READ MORE


I welcome you to the William E. Doyle Inn of Court. Now in our third decade of camaraderie, our noble objectives of professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills.

Wadi Muhaisen, Esq.




February 2018 Judge Frick-Richman Group Presentation

February 21, 2018 -The Frick-Richman Group presented the very powerful ““Racist Rally Redux: The Vietnamese Fishermen v. The Ku Klux Klan”* *Some of the sworn deposition and trial testimony taken from historical archives will be offensive” at the . . . (click for more)

January 2018 Judge Harris Group Presentation

January 30, 2018 -The Harris Group presented the fascinating “Behind the Scenes at the SCOTUS: An Insider’s Guide to How Things Really Work at the Supreme Court and What’s on the Horizon” at the . . . (click for more)

January 2018 Announcements

Mentoring Month is here! Check out the new mentoring resources available at American Inns of Courts Mentoring . Do you have a mentoring story? Share your story of how mentoring has impacted you at  Share your mentoring story

Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Challenge is going on now to volunteer and provide pro bono services at legal clinics. More information is about this challenge can be found at Project H.E.L.P. Challenge

Leadership Summits, for Inn leaders and aspiring leaders, are coming soon. The list of dates and locations will be posted on the website soon.

⇒ Nominations are now open for the 2018 American Inns of Court Professionalism Awards. Nominations are due April 18th for the 10th federal circuits. Visit Professionalism Awards for more information and nomination procedures.

Further details about all these opportunities can be found on the national website at, or see me or any one of the Inn’s Executive Committee for more details

⇒ New Doyle Inn Judge! 

Please join the Doyle Inn and welcome our newest Judge, the Honorable David J. Richman, who will serve as c0-judge of the Frick group.

Upon graduating from Harvard Law School in 1975, Judge Richman served as law clerk to Judge William Holloway, Jr., Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals from August 1975 through August 1976.  In August 1976, he became a staff attorney in the Denver Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission.  In February 1978, he became an associate in the Denver law firm of Coghill Goodspeed & Horowitz, and in 1980 he became a shareholder in the successor firm, Coghill & Goodspeed, P.C.

He then moved to an of counsel position with Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., Englewood Colorado.  His work in private practice consisted of litigation and litigation related matters, primarily commercial business litigation, with occasional involvement in criminal matters including representation of clients before grand juries.

When Phillip S. Figa was appointed to the federal bench in November 2003, he moved with him to the U.S. District Court where he served as his career law clerk, and served as clerk for federal judges until July 2008, when he was sworn in as a Judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals.

The Judge and Mrs. Richman have four children, ages 16 through 25.

Doyle Inn Leadership Meets with Justice Neil Gorsuch

The William E. Doyle Inn of Court leadership held a luncheon at the Capital Grille in Denver's Larimer Square with longtime Inn member Justice Neil Gorsuch on November 14, 2017. President of the Doyle Inn Wadi Muhaisen bestowed Honorary Membership on Justice Gorsuch on behalf of the Inn's Executive Committee. The group discussed a wide range of issues during the luncheon, including the Justice's transition to the United Supreme Court, and professionalism and civility on the occasion of Colorado's Professionalism Month and the American Inns of Court National Conversation on Civility.

(From left to right): Nancy Cornish Rodgers, Reid Nuereiter, Peter Murphy, Hon. James S. Casebolt, Greg Goldberg, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Doyle Inn President Wadi Muhaisen, David Tenner, Craig May, Hon. R. Brooke Jackson, Elizabeth Howard, and Thalia Karny. Participants not in photograph: Hon. David H. Goldberg, Becky Bye, John Baker, Hon. John L. Wheeler, Kimberly Crawford, Randy Bramer, and Rico Munn.



Stern-McCallin Group Presents Speaker on Wellness

KarI Knutson presents at the November dinner

November 15, 2017 – The Stern/McCallin Group presented COMPASSION FATIGUE, STRESS AND BURNOUT - Real Life Strategies When Real Life Is Too Much . . . READ MORE...

Wheeler Group Presents Panel on Journalism and Media

Alan Prendergast of Westword and Julia Cardi of Law Week Colorado

October 19, 2017 – The Wheeler Group presented “PERCEPTION IS REALITY – An hour with Alan Prendergast from Westword and Julie Cardi of Law Week Colorado about media reporting on READ MORE.....


October 2017 - The Colorado Supreme Court, with the support of the CBA, has declared October as Legal Professionalism Month in Colorado. The aim of the month is to encourage members of the legal profession, professional entities, and judicial officers and staff to rededicate themselves to demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism and integrity and promote public confidence in the profession and the court system.




Goldberg Group Presents Panel on Immigration Law and Policy

September 27, 2017  The Judge Goldberg Group presented “Hot Topics in Immigration Law and Policy” for the September Inn meeting. The guest panelists . . 



The News

Doyle Inn Member Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — Longtime Doyle Inn of Court member Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in on Monday as the 113th justice of the  Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch, 49, took his judicial oath in the White House Rose Garden. “I promise you that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation,” he said.



Doyle Inn Master Jack Robinson Wins Unanimous Victory in Important Special Education Case in the United States Supreme Court.

Doyle Inn Member Neil Gorsuch Appears for Confirmation Hearings on Capitol Hill

MARCH 22nd CIVIL LITIGATION SKILLS TRAINING – “So You Are Going to Be Witness –Now What?”

The latest Doyle Inn Skills seminar will be held on March 22nd and is open to all Inn Members, their colleagues, and everyone from other Inns of Court.


Inn Members and Guests Enjoy an Evening of Sports Law

October 22, 2015 - The Casebolt/Goldberg Group presented "Hot Topics in Sports Law" for the October presentation.  The speaker was Jack Mills, former  assistant athletic director at the University of Colorado, and practitioner of sports law for more than 30 years.   Jack's practice primarily emphasizes football, but he has also represented clients in hockey, basketball, baseball, golf, … 3. Oct


The Doyle Inn Announces First Training Session of 2015

2015 First Training Session The first in a series of informal trainings sponsored by the Doyle Inn will take place on October 21, 2015.  The Inn is applying for 2 CLEs for each session.  There is no charge for attendees and members of all area Inns of Courts are welcome. Our first session will be …

April Meeting - A Provocative Evening With Attorney General John Suthers

April 16, 2015

 April Private Practice Training Great Success

April 16, 2015

Trainings Open to Members of all Denver Inns - Cross Examination & Navigating Private Practice

March 13, 2015 More news