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Kyle Kveton

  Kyle Kveton

Kyle Kveton joined Robie & Matthai in 1987. He serves as the firm's "go to guy" whenever things get really complicated. His expertise in corporate and business law enables him to give practical advice to his clients whether they are in, or seeking to avoid, litigation.

His practice includes litigation of commercial disputes, defense of attorneys in malpractice and malicious prosecution actions, defense of claims against officers and directors, and litigation of insurance disputes.

Kyle has tried over thirty cases to verdict, and the broad range of his trial experience, from mold exposure claims to technical insurance issues to professional liability and partnership disputes, enables him to provide a realistic assessment of what a client faces when they choose to try, rather than settle, their dispute. If the choice is trial, Kyle's skill and determination, combined with his close working relationship with the client, provide the best possible trial presentation.


Kyle is also an integral part of the firm's appellate practice, regularly briefing and arguing matters in the courts of appeal. His clear, concise and straightforward approach has resulted in many favorable appellate decisions, which have established legal principles with impact far beyond the individual case. His work has clarified that in California mediation confidentiality is sacrosanct and that an intentional act, even when the insured did not intend to cause injury, is not a covered event when an injury is foreseeable.


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of California


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Charter Senior Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (Appellate Law, Business Litigation and Legal Malpractice Litigation), 2019-2020 to 2019-2022

Service to the Courts

  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court.

Presentations and Publications

  • Faculty Member: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, California Coast and Southern California -- Deposition Skills Program, 2005-present
  • Faculty Member National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Southern California Regional Trial Skills Program, 2007-present
  • Faculty Member Jack Daniels L.A.-ABOTA Trial School, 2011-present
  • Panelist, “Legal Ethics: Protecting In-House and Outside Counsel” American Health Law Association
  • Panelist, “So You Want To Be A General Counsel? The Perils and Pitfalls,” American Health Law Association, 2020
  • Presenter, “Symposium or Solo Success: Opening and Profiting from Your Small Law Firm,” California Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Panelist, New California Rules of Professional Conduct, Los Angeles County Bar Association – Solo & Small Firm Section, 2019
  • Panelist, Trials and Tribulations – Tactics, Strategies and Updates for the Business Litigator, California State Bar -- Solo & Small Firm Section and Business Law Section, 2018
  • Panelist, The Impact of California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct, Los Angeles County Bar Association – Real Estate Section, 2018
  • Panelist, "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Emerging and Perverse Claims Against Lawyers", 2018 Annual Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference
  • Panelist, "Ethical Issues Surrounding Mediation Confidentiality", State Bar of California Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Panelist, Life After Cassel, Beverly Hills Bar Association (2012) and Southern California Mediation Association, 2013
  • Panelist, How to Climb Into Any Jury Box, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Presenter, CNA Legal Malpractice Prevention Series, 2006, 2007
  • Panelist, Annual Conference on Legal Malpractice and Risk Management---Trial of the Legal Malpractice Case, 2004
  • Panelist, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Perspectives on Mold Litigation, 2001
  • Panelist, A Mock Trial: Avoid Becoming a Legal Malpractice Statistic, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2001
  • Panelist, Bad Faith Litigation in California, National Business Institute (2000)
  • Chapter Author, California Civil Discovery Practice, 4th Ed. (CEB 2006; update 2008)
  • “Advice and Counsel,” Los Angeles Lawyer, September 2005
  • “Alive and Well (The Genuine Dispute Doctrine In First Party Cases),” Verdict, Fourth Quarter, 2007
  • “American Made” Los Angeles Lawyer, December 2008
  • Co-Author, “Parrish v. Latham Hasn't Changed Malicious Prosecution,” Law360, November 13, 2014
  • Featured in lawyer Monthly, October 2017: “Professional Liability – Dealing with Malicious Prosecution, Avoiding Unnecessary Litigation and Defending Lawyers


  • University of Southern California, J.D., 1983
    • Member Hale Moot Court Honors Program, 1982
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1980


  • California Courts, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, 1992, Northern, 2009, Eastern, 1987 and Central,1983
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2008


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