Kyle Kaiser grew up in Lake View, Iowa (home of Blackhawk lake, the southern most glacial lake in the United States) and Coon Rapids, Iowa (home of Garst, a pioneering seed corn company, and home of a giant rotating ear of corn sign welcoming you to the town). He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with minors in political science and from Drake University in Des Moines Iowa in 2000. At Drake, he produced TV shows, argued on the mock trial team, wrote a column for the newspaper, and played all sorts of percussion instruments in band and orchestra. Kyle received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with high honors and Order of the Coif. In law school, Kyle served as Managing Editor of the Iowa Law Review (meaning that he got to know the Bluebook and various style manuals very well), worked as a research assistant for Professor James J. Tomkovicz (meaning that he got to know some of the intricacies of the Fourth and Sixth Amendments) and once again argued on Iowa’s Mock Trial team. After law school, Kyle was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Richard E. Dorr, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri (meaning that he got to know the Sentencing Guidelines, Title VII, Social Security Disability, and election law, among others, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure). Following his clerkship, Kyle worked as an associate for the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, he litigated cases large and small, focusing primarily on cases involving trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and false advertising claims. Kyle has published in the areas of criminal procedure, civil procedure, substantive trademark law, and evidence.
Kyle now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Pearl Sandick (who is immensely more Googlable than Kyle is), their cat Annie and chinchilla Ollie.
Kyle is reachable via e-mail at kyle [at] kylekaiser [dot] com.