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About

Background

Kyle Mothershead is an experienced trial lawyer and accomplished advocate. Mr. Mothershead has won countless trials in front of judges and juries at both the state and federal level and in both criminal and civil contexts. Born outside Philadelphia, Pennsylviania, Mr. Mothershead spent his adolescence in Wisconsin and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  In 1999, Mr. Mothershead moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt Law School. At Vanderbilt, Kyle earned the Robert F. Jackson Memorial Prize for maintaining the highest grade point average in his class during the first two years of the program, earned the Philip G. Davidson III Memorial Award in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the law's problem-solving role in the community, and served on the Vanderbilt Law Review Articles Committee. Kyle graduated Vanderbilt Law in 2002 and earned Order of the Coif status for graduating in the top 10% of the class.

Career

After law school Kyle clerked for Federal District Court Judge Aleta Trauger in Nashville, where he assisted Judge Trauger in deciding cases and drafting legal opinions in numerous practice areas, both civil and criminal. In October 2003 Kyle signed on with the Nashville Public Defender's Office to fight for equal justice for the poor. In March 2012, eight years of service and extensive trial experience under his belt, Mr. Mothershead left the Public Defender's Office to start his own firm. Since starting his firm, Mr. Mothershead has focused on criminal defense and federal civil rights lawsuits  challenging unconstitutional conduct by law enforcement and other branches of the justice system.  Several of Kyle's cases have received significant media coverage, both in the criminal and civil rights contexts.

Kyle has two amazing twins, Paul and Cassidy.  They are his heart and his devotion.  When they are old enough to learn about who their father is as a professional, Kyle hopes to make them proud.