Francis Burton Doyle, in Memoriam

This page is dedicated to the memory of our leader and friend, Francis “Frank” B. Doyle, who passed away on September 15, 2017 after a difficult and courageous battle with stomach cancer. Our goal is to share Frank’s life and work with his friends, family and clients.

I believe that his work and his words speak for themselves in conveying what kind of man he was. Perhaps the most unique thing about him was his ability to connect with people, young and old, on matters that interested them, by sharing news, ideas, thoughts, and encouraging dialogue. Despite a constant busy schedule filled with client meetings which he loved and the complex planning work associated with his passion for helping people; his teaching career, his estate planning programs, his speaking engagements and his numerous community endeavors, he always had time, made time, and shared time with vigor and enthusiasm.

The immensity of what we have lost strikes us as exceptionally difficult to overcome. A leader who is truly irreplaceable. He enriched our lives with his guidance, advice and love. His actions and words have made a lasting impression on many, and the comfort we try to focus on going forward is the satisfaction of knowing who he was and what was important to him, and in living life in a way that may best honor his memory.

  • Biography, In Memoriam

    Attorney and founder of WealthPLAN, PC, Frank Doyle brings nearly 35 years of legal experience in tax, estate planning, probate, trust administration and litigation. He is certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in both Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and Taxation Law.

    Frank is a Professor of Law at Lincoln University School of Law where he teaches Wills and Trusts. Frank was named Professor of the Year for the 2004-2005 Academic Year. He is a frequent lecturer for the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), National Business Institute (NBI) and Lorman Educational Seminars as well as other continuing professional educational organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council and a member of the Executive Board of the Silicon Valley Bar Association. In addition Frank has recently received a Martindale-Hubbell ® rating of AV ®, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive.

    Frank has also received several awards and accolades, including:

    • Listed in Top Northern California Attorneys for 2016
    • Named Super Lawyer for 2016
    • AV Super Lawyers for 2016
    • Lifetime Achievement Award from Lincoln Law School

    Frank Doyle received his J. D. degree from the University of San Francisco Law School, his M. S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University, and his B. A. degree from Santa Clara University. Prior to founding WealthPLAN, PC in 1996, Mr. Doyle was a shareholder at a large San Jose law firm where he specialized in tax and estate planning, trust administration and trust litigation.