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Kyle Dudek is a stockholder 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, he defends individuals and entities in cases involving employment law matters, 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 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. While attending Cornell University, Kyle was a teaching assistant and a nationally certified peer tutor. He now serves as an adjunct professor at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches a class focusing on civil rights litigation.

Florida Super Lawyers magazine has named Kyle a “Rising Star” every year since 2018, noting his work in civil rights and appellate law. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Kyle now resides in Fort Myers with his wife, Casey. When not working, he enjoys golfing and walking his dog.


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.

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