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Kyle M. Asher Associate

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan 

Education

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

Michigan State University, B.A., Finance, with honors, 2012

Kyle M. Asher, an associate in Dykema’s Lansing, Michigan office, maintains a diverse practice focusing on litigation (both at the trial and appellate level) and issues touching on government policy. Before joining Dykema, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Holmes Bell at the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

As a member of Dykema’s Government Policy group, Mr. Asher is well versed in both state and federal campaign finance and election law, and provides compliance advice to clients including Fortune 500 companies, political action committees, mayoral candidates, and United States Senate candidates on issues arising under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, Michigan Election Law, and Federal Election Campaign Act. He has also assisted with preparing a Presidential Cabinet member for a contentious Senate confirmation hearing, and has represented clients on issues before the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and Michigan Public Service Commission.

In his litigation practice, Mr. Asher has drafted briefs addressing issues of first impression before the Michigan Court of Appeals, and was appointed by the State of Michigan to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General to defend the constitutionality of its public school employee retiree healthcare system before the Michigan Supreme Court. Putting his clerkship to good use, he also frequently represents clients in federal district court, where he focuses on complex litigation (including class actions).

Mr. Asher also maintains an active pro bono practice. After engaging in discovery and filing a motion for summary disposition, he obtained dismissal of a malicious prosecution lawsuit brought against a domestic violence victim. He has also assisted a human trafficking victim in attempting to obtain permanent resident status.

While in law school, Mr. Asher was one of 20 students in his graduating class selected as a Dean Charles H. King Scholar and awarded with a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship. Mr. Asher was a member of the Michigan State Law Review, and he received numerous jurisprudence achievement awards for the top score in the class. In addition, he served as an extern for the Honorable David W. McKeague at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, an extern with the Michigan Court of Appeals’ Research Division, a teaching assistant for Administrative Law, and a research assistant for Professors Deanne Lawrence and Michael Sant’Ambrogio. His writing in the area of administrative law has been published in the Michigan State Law Review and the Dayton Law Review.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Inns of Court, Michigan State University College of Law Chapter
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society, Michigan Chapter