201: Kyle Rowen of Wesierski & Zurek LLP discusses the “Suits for a Cause” clothing drive supporting Women Helping Women / Men2Work.

Kyle Rowan PhotoKyle Rowen of Wesierski & Zurek LLP graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minors in both Business Administration and History. At USD, Kyle was the recipient of the Alcala Award, a prestigious award honoring the top male in a graduating class for overall excellence. Following his undergraduate education, Mr. Rowen served as a policy advisor for a San Diego County Supervisor, where he advised on matters concerning health and human services and public safety. Kyle obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University Of San Diego School Of Law, where he was selected as a member of the prestigious Order of the Barristers for his oral advocacy skills and was a member of the National Mock Trial team. Mr. Rowen also received the American Board of Trial Advocates Award, and received the Highest Grade in Class/Honors in Advanced Trial Advocacy, and Criminal Clinic I & II. Kyle Rowen has been licensed to practice law since 2004, and handles matters involving employment law, including defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under state and federal law, the Americans with Disability Act, governmental tort liability, police liability, and premises liability. Kyle is licensed to practice before all the courts of the state of California as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court, Central District of California. Kyle has extensive experience before a jury, having conducted over 20 jury trials. Following law school, Kyle served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. While in the District Attorney’s office, Kyle was assigned to the prestigious Sexual Assault and Child Abuse unit and prosecuted several cases from the nationally televised series on DATELINE NBC, To Catch A Predator. Prior to joining Wesierski & Zurek, LLP, Kyle represented various Southern California cities as a Deputy City Attorney, first at a private firm and then at the City Attorney’s Office for the City of Newport Beach. Kyle regularly advised Human Resources staff on employment matters, including conducting workplace investigations and handling disciplinary actions. In addition, he served as the legal advisor to the Newport Beach Police and Fire Departments, and in 2012 and 2013, served as the Southern Section Chair for the California Peace Officers’ Association, Police Legal Advisors Committee.

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Show Highlights

  • Kyle tells us that he feels very successful in his career and is very happy with the results that he has achieved both as an attorney and as a family man.
  • Kyle discusses serving on the Board of Directors of Women Helping Women/Men2Work, an Orange County non-profit that provides comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women, and teens in reaching economic self-sufficiency through employment success.
  • Kyle spoke with us about WHW/M2W’s annual “Suits for a Cause” clothing drive sponsored by the Southern California legal community, which takes place during the month of June.  For information on supporting the drive contact Yvonne Monreal (yvonnem@whw.org).  For more information on what to donate and where, please download the Suits for a Cause Wish List here.
  • Kyle is very proud of his work with WHW/M2W as the organiztion helped 6,500 clients in 2014 and are on track to help more than 9,000 in 2015.

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