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PKSD founder leaves firm for role at Hupy

Thomas Kyle

Thomas Kyle

Fifteen years after he helped found what is now Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice SC, Thomas Kyle is preparing to take on larger cases at his new firm, Hupy and Abraham SC.

Kyle and attorney Jeff Pitman founded what would become PKSD in Milwaukee in 1999. Though the firm grew to include, according to its website, 10 trial attorneys dedicated exclusively to personal injury law, it had to hand off massive cases beyond its resources, such as pharmaceutical cases, Kyle said.

“My trial skills warranted bigger cases and a larger playing field,” said Kyle, who started at Milwaukee-based Hupy on Monday. “They [Hupy] have the bigger cases, more resources.”

Kyle, who has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, said he primarily will be working on complex litigation in the new role.

“I’m in the twilight of my career,” he said, “so do I want my swan song to be a $10,000 trip-and-fall or a $10 million pharmaceutical case?”

Kyle graduated in 1996 from Hamline University School of Law. He has an Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy designation from the National College of Advocacy, and is recognized by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy as a Master Advocate.

Prior to founding PKSD, he worked at Cannon & Dunphy SC.

His former partner, Pitman, could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

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