Kyle Hampton has practiced litigation for over 13 years. He joined the WTJ law team in March 2022, spearheading our Merced office location. Kyle is familiar with serving clients in the North Valley. Before joining WTJ, Kyle founded his own firm in Merced in 2015, after practicing with a firm in Stockton for more than six years. Kyle’s clients have included individuals, small businesses, developers, banks, growers, dairies, and municipalities. He has represented several clients in multimillion-dollar cases.

Outside of the courtroom, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children.


Kyle was admitted to practice law in 2008, exclusively practicing litigation, focusing on complex business and real estate disputes. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants through all phases of trial and appeal in state and federal court. Kyle has been a member of the Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court and Wray Ladine Inn of Court, along with previously serving as chair of the San Joaquin County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation section and Young Lawyers section.

Community Involvement

Kyle was a board member for the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce from 2016 to 2021, acting as chair between 2018 and 2019. Kyle was a community member of the Stanislaus County Economic Development Action Committee from December 2009 to September 2013.

Professional Associations

Kyle is a member of the California State Bar Association and Merced County Bar Association.


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. in Urban Planning and Resource Management, 2004
  • Kyle is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Northern District of California.

Publications & Blogs

“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)

“Fiduciary Duties: A Strict Application of the Golden Rule” – Across the Bar, San Joaquin County Bar Association (Third Quarter 2014)

“Keys to the legal risks of reopening a business during COVID-19” — Merced Sun-Star (May 6, 2020)

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