Attorney Biography

Attorney Kyle Bristow earned his juris doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law, his bachelor of arts degree in international relations from James Madison College of Michigan State University, and his associate degree and certificate in general studies from Macomb Community College.  He has taken and passed two bar exams on his first attempts—Michigan and Ohio—, received high scores on both bar exams, and is licensed to practice law in both states.  When Bristow took the multistate portion of the Ohio bar exam, he scored in the 98th percentile for criminal law and in the 97th percentile for evidence law.

Kyle Bristow practices law mostly in the areas of criminal and juvenile defense—misdemeanor and felony—, family law, civil litigation, and appeals.  He has also been heavily involved in Internet law as it pertains to “revenge pornography,” which is the online posting of nude photographs of women by their former lovers and without their consent.  After getting two websites featuring such content shut down on behalf of clients and publishing a guide—The Revenge Pornography Victim’s Guide to Removing Pictures from the Internet—, Bristow was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire Magazine, ABA Journal, MTV, Katie Couric's Katie television talk show, and television news stations based in Ohio and Michigan.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Kyle Bristow acquired real-world legal experience
as a law student through participation with his 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.  He also aided Prof. Llewellyn J. Gibbons in writing a law review article regarding black and gray market efficiency in the Third World by assisting said professor with legal research.

After Bristow completed two-thirds of his legal education at law school, the Ohio Supreme Court provided him a legal intern certificate 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 him to represent hundreds of 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, Kyle Bristow acquired a reputation as one who is eager to fight for the interests of his clients: under the supervision of lawyers, he challenged the constitutionality of two city ordinances that arguably infringe upon Second Amendment rights and first-chaired bench trials.

Also by way of the legal intern certificate, Bristow was able to assist indigent clients in civil matters through the University of Toledo College of Law Legal Clinic.  Such civil matters include estate planning, personal injury defense, and representing victims of bullying that occurred in public schools.

During Kyle 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, he 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.  A five-figure settlement was procured for Bristow’s client despite his supervising professor believing that the case was only worth one thousand dollars.

While attending law school, Kyle 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 attorney, Kyle Bristow will apply his knowledge and experience to fiercely fight for your legal rights.

Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia (2022)
  • Michigan (2013)
  • Ohio (2012)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (2015)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (2022)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2019)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2014)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2016)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2019)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2019)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2012)
  • University of Toledo College of Law (JD, 2012)
  • Macomb Community College (AA, 2012)
  • Michigan State University (BA, 2008)
Published Court Decisions and Writing Samples