Kyle Duncan offers clients two decades of experience litigating complex, high-stakes cases for government, businesses, institutions, and individuals. His victories in high-profile litigation have set landmark legal precedents and saved his clients millions of dollars.
Kyle has argued over 30 cases in federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, and the Louisiana and Texas Supreme Courts. He has handled numerous cases for parties and amici in the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued two cases in the high Court.
From 2012-14, Kyle was general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nationally recognized Washington D.C. public interest law firm. Among other cases, Kyle was lead counsel in Hobby Lobby Stores v. Burwell, a groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court case protecting the conscience rights of business owners.
From 2008-12, Kyle served as Louisiana's first Solicitor General, representing the state and public officials before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and federal district courts. Among other successes, he won Connick v. Thompson in the U.S. Supreme Court, reversing a $20 million dollar civil rights judgment against his client.
Kyle represents his clients not only in court but also in the court of public opinion. He has been interviewed and quoted by national news organizations, such as NPR, CNN, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
- Columbia University (LL.M. '04)
- Louisiana State University (J.D. '97)
- U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ('98)
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Eleventh, Tenth, Sixth, Fifth, Fourth, D.C. Circuits
- District of Columbia, Louisiana, Texas
In the News
Kyle Duncan discusses landmark litigation over transgender rights and Title IX with NPR's David Greene
Kyle Duncan discusses landmark marriage litigation in U.S. Supreme Court with NPR Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg