Kyle Dudek is an associate in the Tort & Insurance Litigation division. A large part of his practice is dedicated to serving as counsel for state and municipal entities involved in civil rights litigation. Kyle defends government actors against claims for false arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force, and retaliation under the First Amendment. In the private sector, Kyle defends individuals and entities in cases involving premises liability, professional malpractice, subrogation rights, automobile liability, and wrongful death.
Kyle’s practice before joining Henderson Franklin also afforded him extensive time in the courtroom. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable G. Steve Agee in the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Honorable James C. Cacheris in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Honorable Andrew Baxter in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Kyle also previously worked as an associate for a law firm in Northern Virginia.
Kyle is a member of the Florida, Virginia, and New York Bars. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, Virginia and New York, as well as the Middle District of Florida, the Northern District of New York, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit.
Kyle has been recognized for his professional achievements and was named a “Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2018—2019. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches a class focusing on civil rights litigation.
Kyle graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law, where he served on the Articles Committee for the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. He was also an active member of the business law society, first as the treasurer and then president. While attending Cornell University, Kyle was a teaching assistant and a nationally certified peer tutor.
Kyle grew up in Syracuse, New York and relocated to Southwest Florida to join the Henderson Franklin legal team. He currently resides in Fort Myers with his wife, Casey. When not working, Kyle enjoys golfing and walking his dog.
- Federal Judge Rules that EEOC Must Collect Expanded Data on EEO-1 Forms – Current Deadline September 30, 2019, Apr. 29, 2019, available at https://www.swflbusinessandipblog.com/2019/04/federal-judge-rules-that-eeoc-must-collect-expanded-data-on-eeo-1-forms-current-deadline-september-30-2019/
- Supreme Court to Settle Dispute on LGBT Bias in the Workplace, Apr. 24, 2019, available at https://www.swflbusinessandipblog.com/2019/04/supreme-court-to-settle-dispute-on-lgbt-bias-in-the-workplace/
- Eleventh Circuit Clarifies the Test for Comparator Evidence under McDonnell Douglas, Mar. 26, 2019, available at https://www.swflbusinessandipblog.com/2019/03/eleventh-circuit-clarifies-the-test-for-comparator-evidence-under-mcdonnell-douglas/
- The Department of Education Proposes New Title IX Requirements For Colleges: Five Notable Changes, November 19, 2018
- Florida Supreme Court Curbs Discovery of Referral Relationship Between Plaintiff’s Counsel and Treating Physicians, April 14, 2017
- Insurance and Tort Case Law Update, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Vol. 35 No. 4, Fall 2016
Professional and Civic Affiliations
While living in Washington D.C., Kyle was an active member of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. He is committed to his community and primarily focuses his volunteer efforts on supporting animals in need.