Kyle D. Kring

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Irvine, California

Kring & Chung, LLP
Kyle D. Kring
Kring & Chung, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Construction Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2018 - 2024

Kring & Chung, LLP

38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606 Visit website


A highly regarded and skilled attorney with over 35 years of legal experience, Kyle D. Kring is the founding partner of the law firm of Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP in Irvine, California. Authorized to practice law in California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California since 1986, he has handled a variety of sophisticated matters involving:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Business law
  • Employment litigation
  • Real estate
  • Insurance disputes
  • Commercial rigging, trucking and crane services
  • Products liability
  • Public works contracting

Hailing from Long Beach, California, Mr. Kring obtained his Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of California, Irvine, in 1982. He then gained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. As a law student, he functioned as a judicial clerk for Hon. Judge William Sheffield at the Orange County Superior Court.

Involved in his community, Mr. Kring is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the Orange County Bar Association, the Building Industry Association of Southern California, the Southern California Contractors Association, the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Known for his high-quality work and successful track record in and out of the court, Mr. Kring has experience in all facets of litigation. Over the years, he has successfully represented the rights and interests of contractors, engineers, employers, employees, businesses, transport agencies, construction industries, public entities, manufacturing companies and insurance carriers.

Mr. Kring supports a variety of social causes through his pro bono legal services. He helps low-income citizens by partnering with nonprofits such as Orangewood Children's Home, Human Options, Olive Crest and Seneca Orange County.

Honored in many ways for his accomplishments and staunch defense, Mr. Kring received the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 rating from Avvo. He was listed in Best Lawyers 2016 and among the Top Attorneys by Coast Magazine. He was also selected for inclusion in the OC Register Metro magazine’s Top Attorneys in 2013 and 2014.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Business/Corporate, General Litigation, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

  • 50% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Best Lawyers List, 2016-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2013, 2018-2021
  • Orange County Register Metro Top Attorney, 2013 and 2014
  • Coast Magazine Top Attorney, 2015
  • Lexis Nexis / Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent, 1998-Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “So You Received a Sexual Harassment Complaint, What Not to Do, A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective,” presented to members of PIHRA at the California HR Conference, August 27, 2014
  • “Legal Issues Presented by Technology and Social Media in Schools,” presented at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators Annual Conference, October 2011
  • NBIS – Commercial Trucking and Crane and Rigging Seminar
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Master Advocates Program in Trial Advocacy
  • “Proposition 39 Funding and Energy Savings Performance Contracting – A Roadmap to Entering, and Pitfalls to Avoid,” presented at the Small School Districts’ Association Annual Conference, April 2014
  • “Privacy in the Workplace,” presented to members of Employer Advisory Counsel of Orange County, June 26 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 1986
  • Southern California Fraud Association, Member
  • Employment Management Association, Member
  • Southern California Contractors Association, Member
  • Building Industry Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Caterina's Club, 2023
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member
  • Seneca Orange County
  • Orangewood Children's Home
  • Olive Crest
  • Human Options
  • California Chamber of Commerce, Member

Office location for Kyle D. Kring

38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Phone: 949-261-7700


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2018 - 2024

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