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Kyle B. Russell

Office Managing Principal
Overland Park

P 913-981-1018
F 913-981-1019


Kyle B. Russell is the Office Managing Principal of the Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in administrative charges and lawsuits involving a wide variety of statutory and common law discrimination and retaliation cases.

Mr. Russell has also defended wage and hour collective and class actions involving alleged misclassification, off-the-clock work, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to pay wages when due. He also has extensive experience prosecuting violations of covenants not to compete by former employees. In addition to employment litigation, Mr. Russell has commercial litigation experience defending multi-district and state-law consumer class actions and governmental investigations.

Mr. Russell has experience training managers on a wide variety of employment law issues, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace violence, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family & Medical Leave Act. He has also advised employers with respect to the implementation of nationwide arbitration agreement programs.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Russell practiced at a midwest law firm and previously spent eight years as in-house counsel for litigation, records management and legal systems for a Fortune 500 diversified financial services company, where he was responsible for developing and implementing records management, litigation hold and consumer arbitration programs.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Candidate for state senator in Northeast Johnson County, Kansas (May-November 2012)
  • Gillis Center, Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Directors (2008-2011)
  • Johnson County Developmental Supports Governing Board, Member (2014-present)
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Democratic Party (County Chair 2010-2014, Treasurer 2004-2010)
  • Kansas City Spirit Awards Fundraising Committee, Co-Chair (2006-2011)
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri, Member of Vestry (board of directors) (2009-2012)

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February 22, 2019
Kansas City Business Journal

Kyle Russell Discusses His Elevation as Managing Principal in Jackson Lewis' Overland Park and Kansas City Offices

February 22, 2019

Kyle Russell discusses his new position as Office Managing Principal in the Overland Park and Kansas City locations of Jackson Lewis in "Fast-growing law firm names new Kansas City-area leader," published by Kansas City Business Journal. Read More

February 20, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Names Kyle B. Russell as Managing Principal of Kansas City Region Offices

February 20, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 20, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Kyle B. Russell has been named Managing Principal of the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, offices. Mr. Russell has served as the Litigation Manager in both offices since 2015.... Read More

April 28, 2017
Law 360

Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated Attorneys Spotlighted

April 28, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recently elevated attorneys spotlighted in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

February 26, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2019

February 26, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Are You My Employee? – Distinguishing independent contractors and employees Prevention Pointer – Is an “independent contract” enough?... Read More

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Arkansas, Missouri Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increases
November 27, 2018

By overwhelming majorities, voters in Arkansas and Missouri have approved incremental minimum wage increases over the next several years. In Arkansas, Issue 5 (the Minimum Wage Increase Initiative (2018)) was approved by a margin of approximately 68% to 32%. Read More