HOUSTON (August 6, 2008) – Sutherland announces that Felicia H. Kyle has joined the firm as Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group. Before joining the firm, Ms. Kyle maintained a diverse litigation practice at a premier defense litigation boutique firm in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, she served as briefing attorney to Chief Justice John Hill Cayce, Jr. at the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We are thrilled to welcome Felicia to Sutherland," said Houston Managing Partner Rachel Giesber Clingman. “Felicia’s 10 years of litigation and her trial experience expand our complex commercial litigation practice."
“Felicia’s arrival continues our successful and steady growth in Houston and nationally," said Firm Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Felicia is a strong advocate for our national litigation clients."
Ms. Kyle will continue to focus on complex commercial matters involving energy, employment, business tort and product liability issues. She has represented local, national and international companies in a variety of disputes and has tried cases in federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association.
Ms. Kyle received her J.D., summa cum laude and ranked No. 1 in her class, from South Texas College of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the South Texas Law Review and was voted Outstanding Female Graduate by her peers. She received her B.A., cum laude, in Journalism from Texas A&M University.
Ms. Kyle is a member of the American Bar Association; the State Bar of Texas, where she previously served on the Judiciary Relations Committee; the Houston Bar Association, where she was previously on the Professionalism Committee; and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
In addition to her professional associations, Ms. Kyle is actively involved in community relations. She currently serves as a Council Member for the City of Pearland, Texas. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, the Adult Reading Center and the YMCA of Greater Houston.
Ms. Kyle is admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas. She has been admitted pro hac vice in courts of other states.
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