Kyle L. Gideon

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Partner

Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Phone: 337-237-1660
Fax: 337-237-3676
Email: Email Me

Kyle L. Gideon joined the firm in 1986 after having served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome E. Domengeaux, Chief Judge, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

His practice focuses on the defense of railroad grade crossing accident cases, F.E.L.A. suits, derailments, ERISA claims litigation, and casualty litigation. His ERISA litigation work includes the defense of claims for life, disability, AD&D and health benefits. The Railroad and ERISA work complement each other, as both involve complex Federal preemption issues. His practice includes experience in class action law suits in both the railroad litigation and ERISA arenas. Mr. Gideon was chosen for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2014.

Gideon received his B.A. Degree in 1980 in political science/pre-law from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his law degree in 1984 from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert School of Law.

His strong ties to the legal community is reflected in his membership in the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, The American Inns of Court and the Lafayette, Louisiana and American Bar Associations. He currently serves as President Elect and is a former Secretary/Treasurer and Director on the board of the Lafayette Bar Association and presently serves in the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Kyle also regularly attends meetings of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the Claims Conference put on by the Association of American Railroads. He was a charter member of and former member of the Board of Directors of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association.

He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gideon is a frequent lecturer on accident investigation techniques and on ERISA claims litigation.

An avid outdoorsman, he is particularly proud of his conservation work, having served on the state board of directors of the Coastal Conservation Association, president of the Acadiana Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association, and is a committee member and sponsor of the Lafayette Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

As an active member in the community, he is a member of the Board of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, he has worked as a member of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, served as legal chair of the United Way Campaign, is a former member of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Krewe of Gabriel.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Transportation and Utilities

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – 1984
  • The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    • B.A. – 1980
    • Major: Political Science/Pre-Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • The Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • The American Inns of Court, Member
  • Lafayette Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Lafayette Young Lawyers Association, Charter Member, Board of Directors
  • Lafayette Young Lawyers Association, Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Coastal Conservation Association, Board of Directors, State of Louisiana, 1999 – Present
  • Coastal Conservation Association, Executive Committee, State of Louisiana, 1999 – 2000
  • Coastal Conservation Association, President, Acadiana Chapter, 1999 – 2000
  • Coastal Conservation Association, Board of Directors, Acadiana Chapter, 1997 – Present
  • Coastal Conservation Association, Banquet Chairman, Acadiana Chapter, 2001
  • Ducks Unlimited, Local Committee Member
  • Ducks Unlimited, Bronze Sponsor
  • American Red Cross, Member, Board of Directors
  • United Way Campaign, Legal Chair
  • Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Jerome E. Domengeaux, Chief Judge, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk