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Kyle is a founding member of the firm and its managing member. Kyle has extensive trial experience in both the state and federal court systems, having tried over one hundred cases including over fifty jury trials. Kyle also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution having resolved hundreds of cases through mediation and arbitration. Kyle has also served as an arbitrator and as legal expert witness.

Kyle practices in all areas of the firms’ broad practice.  Like the firm, his focus is on complex commercial contractual and business disputes, as well as white collar criminal litigation.  He has handled countless sensitive and high profile cases for individual and corporate clients.

Kyle has been honored to be listed as a “Super Lawyer” for the last seven years. Kyle has also received an “AV” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Kyle is from New Orleans and has five children, Myles, Parker, McClain, Logan and Halley. He lives in the French Quarter with his wife, Patricia.

EDUCATION:

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)  Juris Doctor 1978
  • University of New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)  Admitted into law school after 3 years

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Winner: Flory Trial Competition two consecutive years
  • Member: National Moot Court Team

EXPERIENCE:

  • Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, L.L.C. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Managing Member, 1999 – Present
  • Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann & Hutchinson, L.L.P. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Partner , 1984-1998
  • Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann & Hutchinson, L.L.P. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Litigation Associate, 1979-1984
  • United States District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Law Clerk to the Honorable Frederick J.R. Heebe, Chief Judge, 1978-1979

BAR ADMISSIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Arbitrator for American Arbitration Association
  • Member: New Orleans, Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations

PRACTICE AREAS:

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

  • Joffroin v. Tufaro, 606 F.3d 235 (5th Cir. 2010)
  • Rauch-Milliken Intern., Inc. v. Halprin, 30 So.3d 879 (La. App. 5 Cir. 12/29/09)
  • Neal Auction Co., Inc. v. Lafayette Ins. Co., 13 So.3d 1135, (La. App. 4 Cir. 4/29/09)
  • Omega Center for Pain Management, L.L.C. v. Omega Institute of Health, Inc., 975 So. 2d 48 (La. App. 5th Cir. 12/27/07)
  • Boutin v. Rodrigue, 969 So. 2d 713 (La. App. 3rd Cir. 10/31/07)
  • Garza v. Louisiana State Racing Com’n, 961 So. 2d 1283 (La. App. 4th Cir. 06/20/07)
  • Jesco Const. Corp. v. Nationsbank Corp., 830 So.2d 989 (La. 2002).
  • Rodrigue v. Rodrigue, 218 F.3d 432 (La. App. 5th Cir. 2000).
  • Byers v. Edmondson, 712 So.2d 681 (La. App. 1st Cir. 1998).
  • Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. v. Flatt, 670 So.2d 537 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1996).
  • Dutton & Vaughan, Inc. v. Spurney, 600 So.2d 693 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1992).
  • Palmisano v. Mascaro, 611 So.2d 632 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1992).
  • Abell v. Potomac Ins. Co. of Illinois, 946 F.2d 1160 (5th Cir. 1991).
  • Dye v. Schwegmann Bros. Giant Supermarkets, Inc. 627 So.2d 688 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1993)