E. Kyle McNew - Michie, Hamlett, Lowry et al., PLLC

E. Kyle McNew

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 434-951-7234

KYLE MCNEW is a trial lawyer, with a focus on issues and appeals arising out of personal injury and products liability cases. He was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” in Virginia’s appellate bar. He has argued complex issues before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, federal district courts throughout Virginia, and the Virginia circuit courts. He also has an active trial practice. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and is admitted to practice in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

Kyle has chaired the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s amicus curiae committee, and has authored several amicus briefs on behalf of VTLA. He is a member of the VTLA Board of Governors, as well as the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar, and frequently presents at seminars and CLE courses on appellate advocacy and legal issues arising in civil litigation.

Kyle graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2003, and magna cum laude from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2006. After graduating from law school, Kyle clerked for the Honorable Walter D. Kelley, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, practiced complex litigation in the Norfolk office of an international law firm and, before joining MichieHamlett, clerked for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

A lifelong Virginia resident, Kyle lives in Charlottesville with his wife, sons, and springer spaniel. In his free time, he enjoys working in his yard, hiking, and cooking.

Representative Cases
Hodges v. Federal-Mogul Corp., 621 F. App’x 735 (4th Cir. 2015) (reversing district court’s grant of summary judgment in products liability claim involving catastrophic burns suffered by workers in industrial setting)
Gibbs v. Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., 284 Va. 677 (2012) (reversing circuit court’s dismissal of asbestos mesothelioma case on the basis of the workers’ compensation exclusivity bar)
Pinto v. Morningside of Charlottesville, LLC, Record No. 120202, 2012 Va. LEXIS 182 (Oct. 5, 2012) (affirming circuit court’s judgment against conservator for unpaid fees owed to assisted living facility)
Turner v. Syfan Logistics, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51460 (W.D. Va. Apr. 18, 2016) (denying defendant’s motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, improper venue, and failure to state a claim in negligent hiring “shipper liability” case arising out of fatal tractor trailer collision)
Khadim v. Lab. Corp. of Am., 838 F. Supp. 2d 448 (W.D. Va. 2011) (accepting plaintiffs’ argument that both mother and father are proper plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case involving genetic testing done during pregnancy)

Representative Settlements
$5 million settlement in products liability case against company that rebuilt large industrial equipment that caused severe traumatic brain injury and severe orthopedic injuries to worker
$1.75 million settlement of claim arising out of a collision involving a large business truck in which client suffered severe orthopedic injuries to her hips, knees, and arm.
$985,000 settlement of claim arising out of fatal tractor trailer collision
Confidential settlement of claim for estate of inmate who died while a pretrial detainee in local jail
$510,000 settlement of claim involving a motor vehicle versus motorcycle collision, in which plaintiff suffered serious hand and arm injuries
$300,000 settlement of claim involving accidental discharge of a firearm
$100,000 settlement of a claim on behalf of law enforcement officer injured while trying to arrest a criminal that resulted in injury to the officer’s hand

(SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON VARIOUS FACTORS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEREFORE, PAST RESULTS IN CASES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE MICHIEHAMLETT FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.)

Office Location

500 Court Square, Suite 300
P.O. Box 298
Charlottesville, VA 22902-0298
United States


Practice Areas

Appellate Practice