John M. Kyle, III

John Kyle has practiced environmental law since 1979 and is a member of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Environmental Department. Mr. Kyle became a partner in the firm in 1987 and chaired the department from 1994 until 2006. Mr. Kyle’s practice concentrates on remediation projects dealing with soil, ground-water and surface-water contamination under a wide variety of regulatory programs; Brownfields redevelopment projects; business transactions involving environmental issues; solid and hazardous waste regulatory matters; and insurance coverage for environmentally impaired property. His work includes business and compliance counseling, voluntary clean-ups, assisting in the development of risk-based approaches to clean-ups, litigation before state and federal courts and agencies, and legislative and executive branch lobbying. Mr. Kyle has served as counsel to Superfund steering committees and trusts and served for nearly 10 years as a Superfund site trustee. He has also devoted a large part of his career to helping business plan expansions to minimize siting, permitting and regulatory issues.

Mr. Kyle writes and lectures extensively, having participated in numerous trade association, client and continuing education seminars. He has been an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) since 2002 where he teaches the “Environmental Issues in Business Transactions” class. Mr. Kyle also regularly participates in government work groups that develop regulations and policies on various subjects involving ground-water protection and risk-based clean-ups.

Mr. Kyle has served on the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful board of directors (board chairman, 1992-1996) since 1988, and was a member of the Indiana Environmental Justice Advisory Committee. He is the immediate past president of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association, a former chair of the Indiana State Bar Association's Environmental Committee, a member of the American and Indiana State Bar Associations, and a fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation. He is also listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 1999-2000; the National Registry of Who’s Who; Best Lawyers in America® 2010; Indiana Super Lawyers® magazine for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009, and on; and Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2008-2009 Honors Edition.

Contact John M. Kyle, III

Contact John M. Kyle, III

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
Phone: 317-231-7284
Fax: 317-231-7433


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