Get to Know Kyle H. Bredell

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Attorney Kyle Bredell was born and raised in Ann Arbor. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2008 with bachelor degrees in psychology and history, and a minor in East Asian Studies; and in 2013 received his MA in American History from Temple University.

In 2014, Bredell moved to Detroit to attend Wayne State University Law School, where he served as president of the Environmental Law Society, vice-chair of the Free Legal Aid Clinic, and was a member of the Wayne Law national quarter-finalist Environmental Moot Court team. He graduated cum laude in 2017. 

A resident of Detroit, Bredell has been an active member of the Detroit Bar Association since law school, is currently on the board of the DBA Barrister’s section, and is also a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the Michigan Association for Justice.

Shortly after taking the bar exam, Bredell began his legal career as an assistant prosecutor, where he conducted countless misdemeanor trials and preliminary exams.  He recently left the public sector and joined his parents John and Lynn at their personal injury/no-fault firm, Bredell and Bredell in Ypsilanti.

By Sheila Pursglove
Legal News

What would surprise people about your job? The amount of driving involved; I’m pretty surprised about it myself.

Why did you become a lawyer? I grew up watching my parents work as lawyers my entire life, and never had any interest in following in their footsteps. After I finished grad school, I came home without any real prospects or directions and started working for them. Most people say you don’t want to see how the sausage is made, but for me it had the opposite effect, and I started law school within the year.

What’s your favorite law-related TV show, movie, and/or book? “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”

If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would that be? A TV chef.

What advice do you have for someone considering law school? Get some real world experience, rather than going straight after college. I went to law school just shy of 30, and felt like I had a huge advantage over some of my classmates who started fresh out of undergrad.

What’s your proudest moment as a lawyer? My first guilty verdict in a felony domestic violence jury trial when I was an assistant prosecutor.

What do you do to relax? Cooking, or tending to my houseplants.

What other career path might you have chosen? Probably my original plan out of college, to be a history professor.

Favorite local hangouts? 2 Way Inn, Cliff Bell’s, the Detroit River Walk.

Favorite app? Spotify.

Favorite music? Jazz, singer/songwriters, contemporary bluegrass, hip-hop

What do you wish someone would invent?
A way for dogs to live much longer.

What has been your favorite year so far and why? 2016—everything seemed to line up and work out exactly like it was supposed to.

What’s the most awe-inspiring place you’ve ever been? The Colorado Rockies.

If you could have one super power, what would it be? Telepathy.

What’s one thing you would like to learn to do? Draw or paint

What is something most people don’t know about you? I was once bitten on the finger by a piranha and had to get stitches.

What is your motto? I’ve got a 100 percent success rate on surviving bad days

What are your favorite sports teams? The Detroit Tigers, U of M, and Detroit City FC.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? Graduating law school cum laude and passing the bar.

What is the most unusual thing you have done? I played a contest on the jumbotron at Comerica Park and won a free set of tires.

 

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