Since Mr. Hampton was admitted to practice law in 2008, he has exclusively practiced litigation, focusing primarily on complex business disputes. He has represented clients before, during, and after all phases of trial and appeal. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in California state and federal court, as well as arbitration and mediation. Mr. Hampton’s clients have included individuals, small businesses, developers, banks, growers, dairies, and municipalities. Clients have relied on Mr. Hampton to represent them in multi-million dollar cases.
Mr. Hampton has been published on a variety of legal topics:
- Protecting Contracts From Fraud: The Parol Evidence Rule in Riverisland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association, Across the Bar, San Joaquin County Bar Association, May/June 2013, Page 10
Fiduciary Duties: A Strict Application of the Golden Rule, Across the Bar, San Joaquin County Bar Association, Third Quarter 2014, Page 9
Keys to the legal risks of reopening a business during COVID-19, Merced Sun-Star, May 6, 2020
Mr. Hampton is a member of the California State Bar Association and Merced County Bar Association. Mr. Hampton is a board member for the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce.
Before moving to Merced, Mr. Hampton was a member of the Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court (centered in San Joaquin County) and Wray Ladine Inn of Court (centered in Stanislaus County). These organizations focus on civility and ethics among attorneys. Mr. Hampton served as chair of the San Joaquin County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation section and the Young Lawyers section. Mr. Hampton was a community member of the Stanislaus County Economic Development Action Committee from December 2009 to September 2013. Mr. Hampton is a graduate of Leadership Merced’s class 31.
Mr. Hampton is originally from West Texas, where his father owned a funeral home and his mother taught high school English. Mr. Hampton is married and has four children.
McGeorge School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2008
Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Resource Management, 2004
Kyle A. Hampton
530 West 21st Street, Suite A
Merced, California 95340