P. Kyle Smith

P. Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and former law clerk to United States District Court Judge James C. Mahan. Before law school, Kyle was a Schedule C appointee to President William J. Clinton and Defense Fellow in the Department of Defense. Kyle’s practice has traditionally focused on complex plaintiffs’ cases and class actions involving environmental torts, product liability, wage and hour violations, construction defect, and consumer protection. Examples of cases and recoveries include a 2016 unanimous jury verdict for nuisance, trespass, and negligence against DuPont Pioneer for the impact of its GMO research facility on nearby residents of Waimea, Kauai; a 2016 jury verdict of $27 million as Class Counsel on behalf of Ewa, Hawaii homeowners against developer Haseko Hawaii, Inc., and related entities; a $20+ million dollar bench trial verdict against Haseko Hawaii, Inc., in 2017 for equitable claims on behalf of Ewa homeowners; appointment in 2017/18 as Class Counsel to represent Hualalai homeowners in Kona, Hawaii; final approval in 2017 of a Class settlement on behalf of homeowners for claims addressing the drift of dangerous pesticides from an Oahu Hawaii golf course into plaintiffs’ adjacent neighborhood; and participation as Class Counsel in the Kitec Fitting Litigation, a class action case involving defective brass plumbing systems that resulted in two favorable jury verdicts and approximately 98 settlements against more than 100 defendants totaling $249,000,000+ on behalf of approximately 30,000 Las Vegas Nevada homeowners. Additionally, Kyle has successfully written and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Intermediate Court of Appeals for the State of Hawaii.