Attorney at Law
370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd., Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL 33432-5817
Fax (561)368.4309
E-Mail address:

Born: Johnstown, PA, September 21, 1951
Married to Sherri F. Croyle
Three children:

1969–Graduate, Wadsworth Senior High School, Wadsworth, OH

1973–B.A., Economics, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

1977–J.D., Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

1977–Admitted to the bar, Ohio; status–inactive as of 9/4/01 under registration number 00024870

1979–U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

1988–Admitted to the bar, Florida; status–active under bar number 0746762

1989–U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

2003--Licensed Community Association Manager; status–active under License #CAM25863

Palm Beach County Bar Association

(Membership in other voluntary associations over the years, no longer active, such as The Ohio Bar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Medina County Bar Association, South Palm Beach County Bar, Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers and Academy of Trial Lawyers of America)

1981–Member, Domestic Relations Committee, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
1983-1987–Member, Executive Committee, Medina County (OH) Bar Association
1987– President, Medina County (OH) Bar Association

1978-1988–Agent for Ohio Bar Title Insurance Co., Columbus, OH

1988-2007–Agent for Attorneys’ Title Insurance Co., Orlando, FL –Agent #17501

1982-1988–Elected as Member, and in 1984, as President, of the Wadsworth (OH) City Board of Education—non-partisan

1987–Candidate, Judge, Medina County Court, Wadsworth, Ohio, branch—non-partisan

1977-1979 Private practice as associate and, in 1979, as partner of Guldin, Dickey, Bauders & Croyle, with offices in Wadsworth (Medina County) and Rittman (Wayne County) OH. General practice including trials/evidentiary hearings in all courts in the area, real estate including litigation, examination of title, and policy issuance.

1979-1988 Private practice as principal of Philip J. Croyle Co., L.P.A., Wadsworth, OH. General practice including trials/evidentiary hearings in all courts in the area, real estate as described above, and through 1984 as counsel for Huntington National Bank, Wadsworth, OH–responsibilities included title examinations for all mortgage loans originating at this branch and collections.

1988-1989 Partner in Barbieri, Croyle, Hansel & Singer, Boca Raton, FL. General practice including all firm trials/evidentiary hearings in area courts, real estate practice area including policy issuance, and all owner association work including foreclosures and litigation of use restriction violations.

1989-1992 Partner in Barbieri, Croyle & Singer, Boca Raton, FL. See above.

1992-1997 Principal in Philip J. Croyle, P.A., Boca Raton, FL. Of Counsel with Lawrence J. Scanlon, Esq. of Akron, OH. General civil trial practice with continuation of real estate practice area and community association work including drafting of homeowner association governing documents. Trials to verdict as co-lead or lead counsel included three week jury trial in U.S. District Court, Akron, OH–Aircraft accidents, personal injury, 1992; one week jury trial, 15th Circuit (FL), wrongful death, auto, 1992; one week jury trial, Summit County (OH) Common Pleas Court, dental malpractice, 1994. Civil trial practice includes cases within the areas of real estate (latent defects; boundary disputes), personal injury and professional negligence, domestic relations, foreclosures (mortgages and claims of lien), community association litigation and commercial disputes (breach of contracts, employment agreements, covenants not to compete)

1997-2006 Resident Principal with Lawrence J. Scanlon, Esq. in Boca Raton, FL. General civil trial practice as above with continuation of real estate/owner association practice area.

Current General civil trial practice as above through Philip J. Croyle, P.A., with continuation of community association practice area concentration.

“An Ounce of Prevention, a Pound of Cure . . .”, Florida Community Association Journal, January, 2004. Focuses on efficient use of legal counsel.

1976-Present Private Pilot, Airplane, Single Engine, Land,

Hours in Cessna 150, 152, 172, 177, 182, 182RG. Presently inactive.

1993-Present National-class automobile road racing license, Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), License #205816. Southeast (US) Division Champion, SSC/SSB/T2/T1 classes, 1995, 1997-2004, driving Mazda Miatas, Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Chief tire tester for high performance DOT-approved tires used in competition, Kumho Tires USA, 1997-2008.

1999-2003 Part-time as needed high performance driving instructor, Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience, using Dodge Viper and Corvette equipment, based in West Palm Beach, FL.

2005-Present Part-time as needed high performance driving instructor, Sportscar Driving Experience, using Chevrolet Corvettes, based in West Palm Beach, FL.

2007-Present American Sailing Association Certifications 101—Basic Keelboating; 103—Basic Coastal Cruising; 104—Bareboat Chartering; 105—Coastal Navigation

Updated January, 2011