Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Kyle has more than 38 years of trial experience and has tried more than 40 major jury trials, as well as many arbitrations and court trials. His experience includes high-stakes product and toxic tort litigation; unfair trade practices; wrongful termination and labor and employment; lender liability; and business and commercial litigation.
The National Law Journal featured a case of Kyle's ' a seven-week jury trial in which he served as lead trial counsel for a preeminent entertainment company, in a highly publicized multi-million dollar lawsuit ' as one of the top 10 defense verdicts in the U.S. in 2005. Additionally, he has tried high-stakes business and employment litigation, complex labor cases, and union-instigated discrimination litigation, as well as trade secret and antitrust lawsuits tried to verdict, resolution or settlement.
Where civic pursuits are concerned, Kyle has been deeply involved as a director of the Outward Bound School; as president of the executive board of the University of California at Berkeley; as a trustee of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation; and as a director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. He is a current member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as a commissioner on the Governor's Commission on Judicial Nominations.He is a frequent speaker on the topic of jury trial practice, and is the author of Product Liability Under California Law.