Kyle Essley is a trial and appellate litigator who represents clients in complex financial and commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Kyle was an associate at Latham & Watkins, where he drafted motions and briefs, prepared expert witnesses for direct and cross examination, and second-chaired California Energy Commission proceedings. Kyle also clerked for the Honorable Steven M. Colloton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. Steven M. Colloton, 2015-2016


University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with highest distinction, Order of the Coif, Iowa Law Review (editor in chief) (2015)

Kansas State University
B.S. Agricultural Economics, magna cum laude (2012)

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