​Kyle focuses his practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation.  He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and as one of Memphis Business Journal’s Best of the Bar.

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Kyle’s experience includes every facet of mass torts—discovery, depositions, expert workup, motion drafting, trial support, and appeals. He assisted the defense team in a preemption evidentiary hearing that resulted in summary judgment for our client and assisted the trial team in a bellwether trial that resulted in a defense verdict for our client. Beyond pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation, he represents a national retailer in general liability lawsuits across Tennessee.

Kyle obtained a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Memphis, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The University of Memphis Law Review. He obtained a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and Spanish from Auburn University. Following law school, Kyle clerked for Chief Judge S. Thomas Anderson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee.

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021
  • Best of the Bar, Memphis Business Journal, 2021

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
    • Editor-in-Chief, The University of Memphis Law Review
    • Best Note, The University of Memphis Law Review Vol. 44
    • Freshman Moot Court Champion and Best Oral Advocate
    • CALI Awards: Products Liability, Evidence, Torts I, Civil Procedure II, Constitutional Law, Remedies, Securities Regulation, Education & Civil Rights
  • Auburn University, B.A., Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude, 2011
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors College Graduate
  • Clerkship, Honorable S. Thomas Anderson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2014-2015

Experience

  • Ridings v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Assisted defense team in Pradaxa preemption evidentiary hearing in the Western District of Missouri.  Summary judgment for defendant.  444 F. Supp. 3d 973 (W.D. Mo. 2020).
  • Gallam v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Assisted trial team in second Pradaxa bellwether trial in Hartford, Connecticut Superior Court.  Defense verdict.
  • ​Representation of national retailer in general-liability lawsuits across Tennessee.

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