Ms. Kyle is a Partner who seeks to efficiently and effectively resolve the disputes of her clients. At the outset of each claim or lawsuit, she investigates the relevant facts, law and desired outcome, and draws on the breadth of her experience to determine if there is an efficient and desirable manner in which to quickly resolve the dispute without drawn-out litigation, time and expense. If litigation is necessary, she develops an early and effective strategy to obtain success for her client. Ms. Kyle views herself and her clients as partners in resolving disputes in a manner most conducive to the client’s business, personal interests and concerns.

She has extensive experience in evaluating and litigating insurance coverage issues involving personal injury, property damage, UM/UIM and other claims by first parties and third parties, as well as insurers’ duties to defend and/or indemnify under homeowners policies, commercial general liability coverages, builders risk policies, property coverages, inland marine coverages, auto policies and umbrella/excess policies. Her coverage opinions and declaratory judgment actions have provided guidance for insureds and insurers on the entire spectrum of today’s insurance issues, in jurisdictions around the country.

Ms. Kyle is also experienced in defending professional liability claims, as well as defending and prosecuting employment, premises liability, auto accident, construction defect, personal injury, products liability and contract dispute lawsuits. She has an appellate practice in multiple Ohio and Kentucky state appellate courts as well as federal courts, and is experienced in handling EEOC and OCRC charges.

Growing up on a 500-acre farm in Greene County, Ohio, Ms. Kyle was an active 4-H member for 10 years, showing sheep at the annual county fair.

Memberships & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers (2018)
  • Recognized as one of Ohio’s Rising Star Super Lawyers (2005-2007, 2009-2013)
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Class of 2010


  • License, Registration & Your Constitutional Rights, Please

    Merrett v. Moore, Casenote, University of Cincinnati L. Rev. 68:2 (2000)

  • Presentations

  • Contracts - A Risky Business

    On November 21, 2016, Kimberly Kyle spoke at the Ohio Valley RIMS meeting on the topic of “Contracts – A Risky Business.” Her co-speaker was Thomas Purtell of Aon Risk Solutions/Aon Risk Services Northeast, Inc. Discussed was what Risk Managers should review in contracts and insurance policies regarding risk transfer, additional insured agreements and endorsements, indemnification agreements, waiver of subrogation clauses, additional insured endorsements and limits of liability clauses.

  • "Settlement Facilitation as an Alternative to Conventional Mediation: How it differs and why it may be more effective."

    Kim Kyle of Kohnen & Patton recently spoke at the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE seminar in Tuscon Arizona. Ms. Kyle's presentation dealt with "Settlement Facilitation as an Alternative to Conventional Mediation: How it differs and why it may be more effective."

  • Decisions

  • Walker v. University Med. Servs.

    2004 Ohio 1321; 2004 Ohio App. LEXIS 1169 (Ohio Ct. App. 2d Dist., March 19, 2004)

  • Nieman v. Bunnell Hill

    2008 Ohio 5541 (12th Dist., Oct. 27, 2008) and 2010 Ohio 1519 (12th Dist., Apr. 5, 2010)

  • Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Crossmann Communities

    621 F. Supp. 2d 453 (E.D. KY., 2008) upheld by 594 F. 3d 441 (6th Cir., 2010) overturned by 399 Fed. Appx. 49 (due to change in Indiana law)

  • Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. ACE-INA Holding Co.

    175 Ohio App. 3d 266 (Ohio Ct. App. 1st Dist., 2007)

  • Schroder v. City of Ft. Thomas

    2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 12887 (6th Cir., Sept. 29, 2005)

  • Tri-Health, Inc. v. Bd. of Comm’rs

    347 F.Supp.2d 548 (S.D. Ohio 2004)

  • Roberts v. Maichl

    2004 Ohio 4665; 2004 Ohio App. LEXIS 4244 (Ohio Ct. App. 1st Dist., Sept. 3, 2004)

  • Thomas v. Union Institute

    2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 10104 (6th Cir., May 19, 2004)

  • Holmes v. Scarlet Oaks Ret. Comty

    277 F.Supp.2d 829 (S.D. Ohio 2003)

  • Holmes v. Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community

    277 F. Supp.2d 829 (S.D. Ohio 2003)

  • Kitchen v. Lake Lorelei Prop. Owners’ Assn.

    2002 Ohio 2797; 2002 Ohio App. LEXIS 2886 (Ohio Ct. App. 12th Dist., June 10, 2002)

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