Kyle D. Nelson

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Professional Biography

Kyle is an advisor and employment litigator in Ogletree Deakins' Seattle office. He represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.

Kyle has experience handling employers against alleged claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, constructive discharge, and wrongful termination. 

Kyle also has experience in employee non-compete, non-disclosure, non-solicitation, and misappropriation of trade secret claims. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Kyle practiced at a boutique IP firm. In this capacity, he focused on the intersection of IP and employment law, including appreciable experience in employee noncompete and trade secret disputes.

Kyle's litigation experience includes arguing motions at the trial court level and before the Washington State Court of Appeals. He has participated in federal jury trials and labor arbitrations, as well as taken and defended depositions in employment litigation.


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Washington State University, 2011

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
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