Kyle Medin is a litigation attorney who focuses his practice primarily on toxic torts, specifically asbestos cases, and general litigation. Prior to joining Ellis & Winters in 2020, Kyle worked as a Legal Fellow at the Duke University Office of Counsel where he investigated EEOC charges, assisted the University with meeting its renewable energy goals, and tackled land use issues.
Kyle was raised in Waltham, MA, and moved to Oviedo, FL as a teenager. He attended Florida State University as an undergraduate, where he earned both a B.S. in Political Science, summa cum laude, and a B.S. in Environmental Studies, summa cum laude.
A passion for the environment and environmental issues originally led Kyle to law school. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and was awarded a Duke Law School Dean’s Scholarship. While at Duke Law, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum (Vol. 29), and as Special Projects Editor of the Duke Law Journal (Vol. 68). He also spent a semester working with the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.
In his free time, Kyle plays the drums, guitar, and piano. He is also learning the basics of visual design and all things CGI.
- J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2019
- Duke Law Journal Vol. 68, Special Projects Editor
- Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum Vol. 29, Editor-in-Chief
- Pro Bono Certificate of Achievement
- Duke Law School Dean’s Scholarship
- B.S., Florida State University, 2016
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Student President
- North Carolina
- Eastern District of North Carolina
- Middle District of North Carolina
- Western District of North Carolina
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Author, CAFA Exception or Requirement? A Pane-ful Choice for Defendants, American Bar Association, February 2022 (also published in North Carolina Bar Association, available here and in the Best in Class blog, available here)
- Co-author, The Ninth Circuit’s “Tuna Case” Lets Uninjured Class Members Off the Hook at Certification but May Reel in the Supreme Court, American Bar Association, September 2022 (also published in Best in Class blog, available here)