Biography

Kyle truly enjoys working with people and has found her calling as a domestic relations lawyer. She handles all areas of family law litigation and negotiation, including complex divorce, modification, paternity, custody, and international and domestic removal cases, as well as abuse prevention orders and pre-and postnuptial agreements.

A trial attorney, Kyle has gained experience advocating for clients in Massachusetts state courts. Whether serving as an advocate, counselor, or negotiator, Kyle is committed to focusing on each client's individual needs and guiding him or her through the legal process until resolution is reached. She also devotes a part of her practice to pro bono matters and has represented clients in complex asylum and adoption cases. Kyle is certified to conciliate and mediate all types of domestic relations matters, assisting couples and families in privately resolving their disputes, and is privately retained to serve as a parent coordinator and parent mediator. She is a frequent panelist and speaker at the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

During law school, Kyle served as a legal intern in the Office of the Maine Attorney General, was Co-chair of the Women's Law Association, and served as a teaching assistant for the first-year writing program. She was a summer associate at Verrill in 2008. As an undergrad, Kyle double-majored in government and French studies. Prior to law school, Kyle led language study abroad programs for high school students in France. Kyle enjoys running in road races and spending time in Maine.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Head Case Note & Comment Editor, Maine Law Review
  • Colby College  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

  • Member, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project's Pro Bono Panel
  • Board Member, Strong Women, Strong Girls

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association Family Law Steering Committee
  • Boston Bar Foundation Junior Fellow
  • Founding Member, Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court

Honors

  • National Association of Women Lawyers Recognition Award
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Family Law
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Family Law each year since first listing in 2012

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Firm Highlights

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

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Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

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Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

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Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

News

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

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Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

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Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

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Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

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