Kyle Brown is a partner at the law office of Brown & Hobkirk, PLLC. He primarily focuses on representing clients in serious personal injury claims and wrongful death cases. He also assists clients with estate planning, estate administration, divorce, family law and other related legal matters.
With more than 20 years of legal experience, Kyle strives to make his clients feel comfortable throughout every aspect of their case. Whether people have been injured in a car accident or are struggling to navigate the probate process after losing a loved one, Kyle walks them through what to expect so they can feel confident in moving forward.
Kyle graduated from Arizona State University, summa cum laude, in 1993 with a degree in finance. He received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 1998. From 1996 to 1998, Kyle served as a Staff Writer and Associate Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. He also served as an instructor in the law school course Introduction to Legal Method and Writing, for first-year law students in 1997.
Kyle is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. He is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He is also the co-author of “The Use of OSHA Regulations in Negligence Cases,” published in Arizona Attorney Magazine in July 2000. From 2004 to 2010, Kyle served on Arizona State University’s Alumni Association Advocacy Steering Committee.
Outside the office, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family and is very active in his community. Kyle was a coach for many years in the Cactus Foothills Little League, where he also served in various positions on the Board of Directors for almost a decade. In addition, Kyle coached several flag football teams and was a basketball coach at the Boys and Girls Club for many years. He also enjoys playing golf and traveling.
About my practice areas:
My personal injury practice areas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, commercial truck accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death claims. In addition, I handle premises liability cases, such as slip and fall accidents. In my trusts and estates practice, I assist clients through both the planning and administration of estates, as well as complex litigation matters. I also help clients navigate the stressful process of divorce and other difficult family law matters.
My approach when first meeting with a client:
I want to take the time to get to know the person and let them just talk about their case. I want to make sure they are getting all their questions answered, and that they understand what to expect from the legal process. Most of my clients have not dealt with many lawyers or the legal system before, so I want to educate them and make them feel comfortable.
What I want clients to know after our first meeting:
I want clients to know that they can always call or contact me. I am here to answer their questions throughout the process, and they can get in touch with me directly anytime. In other words, my clients will not be “handed off” to a paralegal or case manager, which is often the case at larger advertising firms.
I also want them to know that their case is in good hands. In personal injury claims, probate cases, and family law disputes, people are already under so much stress. I want them to know they have one less thing to worry about. For clients who trust me to help with their estate planning, I want them to feel confident that we are going to develop a solution that best meets their goals.
The most satisfying aspect of being a personal injury lawyer:
I really like helping people who find themselves in a tough spot and feel like they have no recourse. In personal injury cases, people are often struggling to pay medical bills and to just make ends meet. They may be unable to work, and they are often just worried about how they are going to get through the constant pain. Then they run up against an insurance adjuster who doesn’t treat them fairly or have their best interests in mind. I take pride in fighting for these people. The most rewarding part of my job is securing a settlement or verdict that I know will change the life of my client for years to come.
What I have learned from my clients:
I have learned that “bedside” manner is just as important as courtroom ability. People need to know that their attorney is listening to them and cares about them. From the initial consultation to the final meeting, I stay in regular contact with my clients. I want to know how they are doing, and I want to share what is going on in the process, what we are doing and what we need from them. I understand how important their case is to them, and I want them to know it is important to me, too.