Kimberly A. Kyle
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
- Certified Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association in Insurance Coverage (2018-present)
- 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
News & Updates
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.
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."
Merrett v. Moore, Casenote, University of Cincinnati L. Rev. 68:2 (2000)