Kyle Farrar

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Kyle Farrar is a veteran litigator with an active trial caseload in state and federal courts across the country. He has secured record jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals injured by dangerous products and reckless and negligent parties. In addition, he has taken leading roles in high-profile multidistrict litigation (MDL) in cases involving dangerous and defective medical products.

Kyle began his career at one of the nation’s largest law firms, representing Fortune 500 companies in multimillion-dollar lawsuits. He founded his firm to focus on representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by tire blowoutstread separation and tire failure linked to defective tires and automotive products.

Kyle is a national thought leader regarding tire and vehicle safety, and his work has helped spur manufacturers to improve safety and recall defective products. In this capacity, Kyle routinely assists peers and helps educate lawyers at product liability litigation conferences across the nation. He is often asked to assist as trial counsel in cases and trials, having appeared in Courts in over twenty different states and trying cases to a successful outcome in ten different states.

Kyle and the trial team at Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball have taken advantage of opportunities to expand into mass torts and multidistrict litigation (MDL). KLF&B was one of two firms to take on 3M in litigation related to its Bair Hugger surgical blanket years before an MDL was formed, and the firm’s work has been material in the formation of the MDL thereafter. Kyle has also played an instrumental role in discovery for the MDL and was one of the lead attorneys in the first and only bellwether trial in that case.

Kyle has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in two MDL proceedings: MDL 2666: In re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Products Liability Litigation; and MDL 2765: In Re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation.

In addition to standout verdicts and settlements in litigation against tire and auto manufacturers and other parties, Kyle has received some of the legal industry’s highest professional honors. He has been recognized among the Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top litigators from 2009 – 2014 by Thomson Reuters and Texas Super Lawyers from 2014 – 2020.

In 2019, Kyle was nominated and accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national invitation-only organization reserved for experienced civil litigators. In addition, Kyle was elected to and currently serves on the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) executive board, which focuses on obtaining successful outcomes in the product liability arena against mainly Fortune 100 companies.

Kyle is licensed to practice law in all courts in Texas, California and Minnesota.  He is also licensed in the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Juris Doctorate, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
Courts
  • Admitted to practice in all Texas state courts
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Publications
  • Chapter 95 Civil Practice and Remedies Code: Owning Commercial Property in a Tort Reformed Texas;” The American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Committee on Energy Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2004, Co-Author.
  • “Products Liability: An Update on the Law;”  Continuing Education Advanced Personal Injury Law
    Presentation, 2003, Co-Author.
  • Updating Current Trends in Business Litigation in 2001;” Continuing Education Seminar, 2001, Co-Author.
Honors
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2014-2020, Thomson Reuters
  • Texas Rising Stars, 2009-2014, Thomson Reuters
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40
  • Summa Cum Laude, Baylor University School of Law
  • Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • Dean’s List, Baylor University School of Law
  • Order of Barristers, Baylor University School of Law
  • Dean’s List, Texas A&M University
Professional Activities & Affiliations
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Video & Visuals

Tire Demo without Nylon Wedge

This video animation demonstrates how steel belts inside a tire without a nylon wedge can generate dangerous amounts of friction. Learn More

Michelin Tire Recommendations

Corporate tire industry video documents safety concerns when two new tires are mounted on back of vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Belt Wedge

This demonstrative evidence video animation is used to show jurors the components of a tire and illustrates how tires without “belt wedges” can generate dangerous friction between the steel belts. Learn More

Modern Tire Diagram

This demonstrative evidence image shows a cross section of a modern tire with liners, belts, nylon overlay and undertread. Learn More

Replacing Tires Guidelines

Corporate tire industry video explains safety and performance issues when only two tires are replaced on a vehicle, and how vehicle handling is affected by placement of tires. Learn More

Tread Separation Test

Video created by Carr Engineering Inc. to document a tread separation test with a Ford Explorer. Test shows that even an expert driver with knowledge that a tread separation event is imminent still cannot maintain control of the vehicle. Learn More

Tire Demo with Nylon Over Wrap

A video animation used as demonstrative evidence to illustrate for jurors the components of a tire, including belts, liners and tread base. This animation demonstrates how two belt liners rubbing together can create friction that leads to tire failure. Learn More

Ford Explorer Crash Testing

Short video documenting an SUV on a test track flipping and rolling, then crashing into a guard rail. Learn More

Nylon Safety Strips

Demonstrative evidence illustration used to explain to jurors the components of a tire designed with nylon safety strips in addition to steel belts. Learn More

Nylon Safety Belt

Side-by-side demonstrative evidence used to explain to jurors the differences between a cap ply tire with a nylon safety belt compared to a traditional steel-belted tire. Learn More

Mercury Mountaineer Tire Testing

Demonstrative evidence showing three different camera angles of a 2001 Mercury Moutaineer performing a controlled maneuver with a defective tire. Learn More

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