Prior to his death, William A. Kyler practiced in general civil litigation, health law, corporate law, and estate planning. He joined the firm as an associate in 1967, and became a principal in 1969. Prior to this, Mr. Kyler was employed as an associate with Arter & Hadden in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Kyler's experience included litigating disputes over the interpretation and enforcement of contracts, personal injury claims, defense of medical malpractice claims, and general business litigation. He tried both jury and non-jury cases at the state and federal trial level, and also had extensive appellate level experience.
Mr. Kyler graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and from Duke University with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1964. While at Duke University, Mr. Kyler served as assistant editor of Current Thought on Peace and War, and as a research assistant for the World Rule of Law Center. He also was a recipient of the Africa/Asia Public Service Fellowship from 1962 to 1963 which resulted in his service as a District Officer in the British Colonial Service in Fiji Islands. He was a member of the Tuscarawas County Bar Association (past President), Ohio State Bar Association (Health Law Committee), American Arbitration Association (Arbitrator), and American Health Lawyers Association. He was also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Bill's community service included serving as past president, member of the Board of Directors, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Tuscarawas County YMCA; past president and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the New Philadelphia Jaycees; past president and member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Tuscarawas County; former member of the Board of Directors of Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce; past president and former member of the Board of Trustees of the Tuscarawas County University Foundation; past president and former member of the New Philadelphia School Board; and member of the Board of Trustees of Union Hospital.
Mr. Kyler is survived by his wife, Teuila, along with 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.