Kyle Brennan


Kyle was born in Omaha, Nebraska and is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, cum laude, with a Certificate in Intellectual   Property Law and participated in the 2014 Oxford University International Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. He then received his LL.M. degree in maritime law, with distinction, from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, where he was a member of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and participated in the 2015 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. Kyle is admitted to practice in the state courts of Illinois, Texas, and Louisiana; all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana and Texas, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Northern District of Indiana; and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits. Kyle is active in the Maritime Law Association of the United States and serves as secretary to the CLE Committee.

Articles and Presentations

Presenter, “Recent Developments in Cruise Line Law,” Cruise Lines and Passenger Vessels Committee Meeting, Fall Meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Boston, MA (Nov. 2021).

Panelist, “Circuit Splits in Admiralty Law,” Fall Meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Scottsdale, AZ (Oct. 2019).

Kyle Brennan, Up In Flames: The Risks of Misdeclared Hazardous Cargo in Shipping Containers Following The Maersk Honam Fire, 16 BENEDICT’S MAR. BULL. 74 (2nd Quarter 2018); 18 LOY. MAR. L.J. 259 (Summer 2019).

Kyle Brennan, All Things Visible & Invisible: The Location of Intangible Property for Rule B Attachment Purposes, 35 MISS. C. L. REV. 240 (Summer 2016).

Quantum Survey of Admiralty Personal Injury Awards, Survey of Collision Decisions in the Federal & State Courts, and Forum Selection Clause Survey, 2013-2015, 39 TUL. MAR. L.J. 805 (Summer 2015).

Kyle Brennan, Civil Forfeiture, Customs Law, and the Recovery of Cultural Property, 25 DEPAUL J. ART. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. L. 335 (Fall 2015).”

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