Overview

Kyle Seedorf defends clients in disputes arising from product liability, premises liability, personal injury and property damage claims. He represents parties in contract disputes and other forms of commercial litigation as well as defending lenders and loan guarantors against the discharge of federal student loan debt, analyzing and drafting contractual agreements, analyzing insurance coverage, and insurance defense.

Paired with his background in tort defense, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation, Kyle's previous work as in-house counsel gives him a perspective from which he is able to advocate strongly for his clients while being uniquely mindful of his clients' interests and concerns.

Experience

Kyle has completed jury trials involving serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has also tried many cases across the country as lead counsel for lenders and guarantors of federal student loans, where borrowers seek to have their student loan debt discharged through bankruptcy. Among other trial work, he recently tried a high profile case in Colorado arising from a mass shooting at a movie theatre. 

He has handled cases in both state and federal courts all over the country, including matters in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Representative cases include:

Roe v. College Access Network, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 21362 (10th Cir. 2008)

Gibson v. ECMC (In re Gibson), 428 B.R. 385 (Bankr. W.D. Mich. 2010)

Representative Work

Publications

Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Contributing Editor, 2001–2002; Associate Editor, 2000–2001

Presentations

  • "Successful Combined Work Place Crisis Management Strategies. Legal, Psychological, and Communications - Panel Discussion", 2016 COMP 3rd Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Seminar Speaker
  • "Aurora" The Working Relationship Between Civil Defense Counsel and the Prosecution in a Premises Liability Criminal Case, 2016 FDCC Conference Speaker 
  • "Foreseeability and Third-Party Criminal Conduct", 2013 FDCC Conference Speaker
  • "The Role of Counsel in the Midst of a Crisis Event", 2013 IADC Conference Speaker
  • Strategic Mediation for the Claims Professional, Industry Client, 2013
  • Strategic Litigation: Experts Through Trial, Industry Client, 2011
  • Strategic Litigation: Complaint Through Discovery, Industry Client, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Colorado State Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Colorado Bright Beginnings, 2003–2009
    • Chair, 2007–2008
    • Vice Chair, 2006–2007
    • Treasurer, 2005–2006
    • Secretary, 2004–2005

  • Volunteer Attorney, The Gathering Place, 2012–present

Past Employment

  • Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., 2002–2006 and 2007–2009, Associate
  • Colorado Student Loan Program d/b/a College Assist, General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, 2006–2007
Education
  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Behavioral Economics, English, Political Science, magna cum laude
Bar Admission
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
Honors and Awards
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011–2013
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2014–2016
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