Sharon Steele Doyle 2018-04-23T16:17:48+00:00

SHARON STEELE DOYLE

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Sharon Steele Doyle is a senior associate at Givens & Johnston, PLLC. Ms. Doyle has represented clients in matters over a wide range of issues. She has handled cases before various government agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, USCG, Fish & Wildlife, FDA, EPA, and DOT. Ms. Doyle has represented clients at the administrative and judicial level on issues such as vessel repair duties, tariff classification, endangered species, country of origin, DOT, preferential trade agreements (e.g., NAFTA), and trademark/copyright.  Her representation has covered a variety of matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including applications for relief, ruling requests, administrative protests and other customs-related issues.  Ms. Doyle has represented clients in appeals of agency determinations before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. Court of International Trade; and, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Doyle also has assisted companies facing possible government enforcement actions including penalties, seizures, and forfeitures.

Ms. Doyle has been serving the U. S. maritime community since 1979, representing U. S. Flag vessel owners and operators in both regulatory and operational matters which are significant in the successful operations of their vessels.

Publications & Speaking

  • “How You Can Save Money When Your Vessel Re-enters U.S. Waters,” Ocean Industry, 1980
  • “Shipowners Face Duty Crackdown on Repairs,” American Shipper, 1990

Bar & Court Association

  • Texas, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1979
  • Court of International Trade, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U. S. Supreme Court, 1995

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1964
  • University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1967

Professional & Civic Association

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association