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Kyle M. Asher Associate

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Ohio

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 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

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 is an associate who works closely with Dykema’s government policy and litigation groups. 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 fashions creative and cost-effective solutions for clients in highly-regulated industries.  This experience includes:

  • Assisting Fortune 500 companies, political action committees, mayoral candidates, and United States Senate candidates with state and federal campaign finance and election law compliance issues;
  • Drafting proposed legislation and administrative rules in emerging industries; and
  • Representing clients before administrative bodies including the Michigan Board of Canvassers, Michigan Public Service Commission, and Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Mr. Asher is also able to assist when litigation is in a client’s best interest. He has represented clients in every stage of litigation, from case assessment strategy all the way to judgment and on appeal.  He places a particular emphasis on class-action defense and election law litigation, and has represented clients in different industries (including automotive, debt collection, energy, mortgage, and insurance) in venues across the country.

Before joining Dykema, 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.

  • Gamrat v. Mich. House of Representatives, 320 F. Supp. 3d 927 (W.D. Mich. 2018). Represented Michigan House of Representatives, its general counsel, and individual Representatives and obtained dismissal of 10-count complaint filed by former State Representative. The complaint raised constitutional and statutory challenges to the ex-Representative’s expulsion proceedings, and was dismissed on the merits and on grounds of legislative and qualified immunity.
  • Protecting Michigan Taxpayers v. Bd. of State Canvassers, 919 N.W.2d 677 (Mich. Ct. App. 2018). Member of Dykema team that obtained mandamus relief requiring Board of State Canvassers to certify an initiative petition relating to repeal of Michigan’s 50-year-old prevailing wage law. 
  • Gutierrez v. First Nat’l Bank of Am., No. GJH-18-479, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162620 (D. Md. Sept. 21, 2018). Represented large financial institution and obtained dismissal of putative class action complaint raising claims under the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
  • Cheslek v. Asset  Acceptance Capital Corp., No. 1:16-cv-1183, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 217500 (W.D. Mich. Dec. 22, 2017). Represented one of the country’s largest debt collectors and obtained dismissal of class action complaint under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for lack of Article III standing and, alternatively, failure to state a claim.

Memberships & Involvement

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