Mr. Dooley received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina in 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in Political Science. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1973 with perfect attendance for 12 years.
Mr. Dooley has practiced law in Lexington for his entire career. His father, Albert J. Dooley, Sr. began practicing law in Lexington in 1954 as a solo practitioner. Dooley and Dooley Law Firm was born in 1980 when Bert joined his father's practice. In 1995, Mr. Dooley, Sr. became "Of Counsel" to the firm, leaving Bert as the Senior Partner of The Dooley Law Firm.
Mr. Dooley is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Lexington County Bar Association. He has been recognized for meritorious service by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Early in his career, Mr. Dooley practiced in all areas of the law, including criminal defense, DUI and family court. Mr. Dooley's practice now has a substantial emphasis on real estate, estate planning, and probate practice.
Mr. Dooley has closed countless residential purchases and refinances. In addition, he represents a wide variety of commercial clients as well as land developers and lenders. The Dooley Law Firm employs a full time title abstractor and title insurance administrator.
In 2007, Mr. Dooley expanded his practice areas when he became certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Mediator.
Mr. Dooley has been married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy Dooley, since 1978. Cindy is an attorney practicing in the area of Worker's Compensation defense in Columbia, South Carolina. They have two children, Trey and Megan.
Service to the Lexington community has always been a hallmark of the Dooley family. In 1996, Bert was elected to the Lexington School District One Board of Trustees and he has served as Chairman. Mr. Dooley is a past president of the Lexington JCs and the Lexington Rotary Club. He is a former Rotary GSE team member having represented South Carolina on an exchange trip to Tasmania, Australia in 1988. Bert has also been named a "Paul Harris Fellow."