Kyle D. Watlington is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Tennessee. He partners with local Littler litigation teams in formulating and executing a discovery strategy for employment class, collective, mass and representative actions. He drafts discovery requests and responses, evaluates the opposing party’s requests and responses, reviews documents and oversees document productions, conducts discovery-related legal research and briefing, and prepares for depositions.

Kyle has represented clients in a broad range of employment law and labor matters. Kyle has experience in both single-plaintiff and class action litigation, including cases involving claims of wage and hour violations, aggressively defending clients in state and federal courts, binding arbitration and administrative forums. He also has experience resolving cases through negotiation and mediation.

Prior to joining Littler, Kyle worked at a Nashville law firm where his practice focused on all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-filing through appeal, with a particular emphasis on employment and entertainment matters. 

During law school, Kyle was the research editor for the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice and the student editor for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations


NextUP – Martha O’Bryan Center



Recipient, Award for Outstanding Achievement in Negotiations

University of Tennessee College of Law

Recipient, Marion Hood Langlois Endowed History Scholarship

Tennessee Technological University

Awarded, Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 631


News, Analysis & Press

The first sale doctrine of the Copyright Act applies to copyrighted work lawfully manufactured and purchased abroad which are later imported into the United States

Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L.

Fall 2013


  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2014
  • B.A., Tennessee Technological University, 2011cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee