Kyle J. Bristow earned a juris doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law and a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from James Madison College of Michigan State University.
In 2012, Mr. Bristow was hired as an associate attorney by the France Law Group, LLC. He worked there until he moved on to his current employer.
During his time as a law student, Mr. Bristow acquired real-world legal experience through participation with the law school’s legal clinic, through volunteer work with the Toledo Bar Association and the law firm of Camara & Sibley, and through employment with the Toledo Public Defender’s Office and the law firms of Faber & Associates, Hanna & Hanna, Grenkowicz & Associates, and the Van Dyke Law Firm. Mr. Bristow also aided Prof. Llewellyn J. Gibbons in writing a law review article regarding black and gray market efficiency in the Third World by assisting him with legal research.
The Ohio Supreme Court provided Mr. Bristow with a legal intern certificate after he completed two-thirds of his legal education, by which he was permitted to practice law under the supervision of an attorney on behalf of indigent clients. While working at the Toledo Public Defender’s Office, this certificate allowed Mr. Bristow to represent people charged with misdemeanor offenses—including violent crimes, weapon offenses, drug offenses, sex crimes, and traffic offenses.
While at the Toledo Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Bristow acquired a reputation as one who is eager to fight for the interests of his clients. Under the supervision of lawyers, Mr. Bristow challenged the constitutionality of two city ordinances that he argued infringe upon Second Amendment rights.
Also by way of the legal intern certificate, Mr. Bristow was able to assist indigent clients in civil matters through the University of Toledo College of Law Legal Clinic. Such civil matters involved estate planning, personal injury defense, and representing victims of bullying that occurred in public schools.
During Mr. Bristow’s final semester of pursuing his juris doctorate, he was one of only three students out of the entire law school selected to participate in the advance legal clinic. Through this endeavor, Mr. Bristow was instrumental in working on behalf of one of his clients in settlement negotiations with a multibillion-dollar corporation regarding violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
While attending law school, Mr. Bristow participated in several training programs and extracurricular activities to better prepare himself for his legal career. He participated in his school’s annual oral advocacy competition and was invited to participate with two professors as a panelist for the university’s annual Constitution Day panel discussion.
As your lawyer, Mr. Bristow will apply his knowledge and experience to fight for your legal rights.