Experience

Kyle joined Parlee McLaws after a distinguished career practicing civil litigation in Toronto. Of his 10+ years practicing in Ontario, he spent the last 6 years as a partner in a downtown Toronto boutique firm, practicing in various aspects of civil litigation, with a specialization in Insurance Law. Kyle has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario, and has extensive trial experience before the Superior Court of Ontario, as well as in front of various boards and in private arbitration. He has also appeared on numerous occasions as counsel on Appeals at various levels of Ontario courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Kyle’s trial experience includes both jury and judge-alone trials. Kyle has been counsel on complex, precedent setting trials such as the class action trial of Davies v. Clarington. Davies is one of the longest and most complex personal injury trials in Canadian history, with the trial lasting over two and a half years, and spanning 106 trial days. Decisions in the case set new precedents in regards to issues such as calling witnesses by videoconference, and the scope of participant expert evidence.

In acknowledgement of his extensive litigation experience, Kyle was recognized as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada, in 2016 (the equivalent of the Alberta designation of Queen’s Counsel). At the time of his certification, Kyle was the youngest lawyer in Ontario to hold this designation.

In 2017, Kyle obtained his Call to the Bar in Alberta and joined the team at Parlee McLaws LLP, after moving to Calgary with his family.

Professional Activities

• Member, Canadian Bar Association
• Member, Advocates Society

Community

  • Queen’s Bench Amicus Project