NC Personal Injury Attorneys Setting the Standard

Attorneys

Kenneth Kyre, Jr.

Partner (Member)

Ken Kyre has been an attorney since 1977 and has engaged in civil litigation for most of those years. Prior to his entry into private practice in 1979, he was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Hiram H. Ward in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has a history of being involved in large, complex cases, especially products liability, although he does not limit his practice to such cases. He has generally represented defendants who have been sued, individuals as well as companies. A significant amount of his defense cases currently involve litigation arising from alleged negligence of companies and their employees. He practices in both the state and federal courts in North Carolina. He also is a North Carolina Certified Mediator.

Practice Areas:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Certified Mediator)
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

North Carolina
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

Education:

Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC, 1977 – J.D. (Cum Laude)
Wake Forest Law Review, Member, 1975–1977; Research Editor, 1976–1977
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC, 1974 – B.A. (with High Honors)
Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va., 1972 – A.A. (Summa Cum Laude)

Sample Reported Cases:

Bennett v. Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., 197 N.C. App. 628, 680 S.E.2d 271 (2009)
Cacha v. Montaco, Inc., 147 N.C. App. 21, 554 S.E.2d 388 (2001)
Cheek v. City of Greensboro, ___ F. Supp. 3d ___, 2015 WL 4393067 (M.D.N.C. 2015)
Davis vs. City of Greensboro, 125 F. Supp. 3d 540 (M.D.N.C. 2015)
Harris v. Ajax Boiler, Inc.,2014 WL 1373818 (W.D.N.C. Apr. 8, 2014)
Mattox v. American Standard, Inc., 2014 WL 1373818 (W.D.N.C. Apr. 8, 2014)

Membership in Law-Related Organizations:

Greensboro Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
       Joint Task Force on Judicial Selection, Member, 2008-2009
       E-Discovery Committee, Member, 2008-2010
North Carolina State Bar
American Bar Association
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA)
       President, 2007-2008
       Board Member, 2003-2005
       Editor, The Defender (NCADA’s periodical publication)
North Carolina Defense Fund (NCADA’s PAC)
       Chair, 2009-2011
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
American Society of Legal Advocates

Miscellaneous:

AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
North Carolina Super Lawyer® in Civil Litigation Defense, 2006–2016
North Carolina Super Lawyer® (Corporate Counsel) in Civil Litigation Defense, 2008-2016
Exceptional Performance Citation for 2007–2008 awarded by the Defense Research Institute

Legal Decisions of Interest

  • A recent opinion out of the Texas Supreme Court has recently been the subject of a lot of commentary around the insurance coverage and construction world. The case is Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co., and it came before the Texas Supreme Court on certification of questions from the Fifth Circuit (Ewing Constr. Co. […]In cases involving construction defect claims (and potentially other types of claims), the insurance policy that is implicated is a very important issue.  The issue of whose policy and/or which policy is “on the risk” for a particular claim is most often referred to as “trigger of coverage”.  Some states’ laws allow all policies in […]
  • In connection with a discovery dispute between the parties, the Court of Appeals held that a blanket general objection asserted by the defendants based on “the attorney/client privilege, the work product doctrine, or any other applicable privilege or doctrine” was inadequate to effect the intended purpose of the objection. The Court noted that even though […]In a lawsuit involving a mobile home park tenant assaulted by another tenant, the Court of Appeals stated that although North Carolina law has recognized a landowner’s duty to exercise reasonable care to protect tenants from foreseeable third-party criminal acts, such a duty did not include a duty to evict a tenant, and although other […]
  • In a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the parents of a deceased child alleging that defendant doctors were negligent in failing to discover lacerations to the child’s liver at the hospital following a car accident, the Court of Appeals agreed that the parents’ expert witness’ testimony was not improperly speculative, even though the expert used […]The North Carolina Supreme Court “adopted” the reasoning of the dissenting Court of Appeals judge and hence held that the age of a lawful visitor injured on property naturally occurring (a creek), in and of itself, did not impose a higher standard of care on the property owner, because such a heightened level of care […]
  • In a product liability action involving a self-propelled wheelchair that caught fire, resulting in the house to catch on fire and burning Plaintiff’s decedent, the Court of Appeals held that the defense of “insulating negligence” (by which a defendant is insulated from liability by an independent act of another) does not apply where it is […]The Court of Appeals, asserting that it was following established law, declined to allow damages for the loss of a pet dog based upon a strong emotional bond the owners had with the dog, and instead damages were generally limited to the cost of “replacing” the dog, since the Court viewed the dog as merely […]
  • Although Plaintiff filed the Complaint without it being signed and ordinarily that would result in the action being deemed not to have been properly instituted, Plaintiff’s prompt remedial measures of filing an amended, signed Complaint corrected the deficiency, and the amended Complaint related back to the commencement of the action for purposes of timeliness. Estate […]

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Office Location

Phone:
336.282.8848
Fax:
336.282.8409
3203 Brassfield Road Greensboro, NC 27410
NC Personal Injury Lawyers