Kyle Polozola is the Managing Partner of the Louisiana office, having co-founded the firm with Jimmy Dupuis in 2010. His practice focuses on oil and gas law, litigation, and business and commercial real estate transactions.
Kyle’s oil and gas practice includes litigation, transactional work, mineral title examination, due diligence, acquisition and sale of oil and gas properties, contract negotiation and drafting, and energy regulatory matters.
Kyle has 20 years of commercial litigation experience, including complex business disputes, oil and gas matters, business torts, and environmental and toxic tort litigation.
Kyle represents lenders and business interests in commercial lending matters, including real estate, asset-based lending, secured and unsecured commercial lending, and other commercial financing projects. He assists clients with business formation and organizational structures, and counsels them on contractual matters, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and other business transactions.
Before co-founding Dupuis & Polozola, Kyle was a shareholder in the Lafayette office of Liskow & Lewis, having practiced there for 13 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and from Loyola University School of Law in 1996 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, where he served as Managing Editor of the Loyola Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Staff. After law school, he clerked for Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice (later Chief Justice) Catherine D. Kimball. Kyle is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas.
Kyle was a member of Leadership Lafayette Class XV (2001). He is a member of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute Advisory Council and has presented papers before the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute, AAPL, and LAPL. He routinely provides training and conducts in-house seminars for his clients, including several energy companies. Kyle is Past President of the John M. Duhé American Inn of Court and Lafayette Young Lawyers Association. He served two terms as a Hearing Committee member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Since 2016, he has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© in Oil and Gas Law.