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Wylie Kumler

Senior Trial Counsel


Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office

Overview

Wylie Kumler attended New Mexico State University, where he received a B.A. in English in 1998.  After graduating from NMSU, Wylie worked as a case manager serving at-risk and homeless adolescents. In 2005, Wylie earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he served on the St. Mary’s Law Journal as staff writer and comment editor and interned for the Honorable Edward C. Prado., former U.S. District Court Judge, Western District of Texas.

Wylie is an efficient, proactive, and hardworking attorney and legal strategist with over 16 years of civil litigation experience in Texas state and federal courts.  He is Senior Trial Counsel at Germer’s Austin office and has represented a wide array of clients.  While serving as an Assistant Attorney General, he defended state agencies, elected and appointed state officials, and state employees in civil rights and employment litigation.  In private practice, Wylie represents a wide variety of clients including, but not limited to, Fortune 500 companies, small business and individuals whose industries include, among other things, retail, hospitality, real estate development, property management, construction, manufacturing and transportation.  Wylie’s practice includes construction law, employment law, insurance law, personal injury defense, premises liability, products liability, torts, and transportation.

Wylie is licensed to practice in Texas trial courts, Texas Courts of Appeals, the United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Wylie was selected as a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters publication, from 2010 – 2015.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer as Senior Trial Counsel in 2022
  • Chamberlain McHaney, PLLC – Attorney
  • Office of the Texas Attorney General – Assistant Attorney General

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 2004
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
  • Texas State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western, Eastern,
  • Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

Education

  • Mary’s University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor – 2005
  • New Mexico State University
    • Bachelor of Arts in English – 1998

RECOGNITIONS AND HONORS

  • Texas Super Lawyers® – Texas Rising Stars: 2010 – 2015
  • Mary’s Law Journal Scholarship, recipient
  • Cowan Scholarship, recipient
  • Gardere & Wynne Outstanding Student Award, recipient
  • Phi Delta Phi Honors

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Construction Law Sections
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Interests

  • Reading
  • Music
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wake Surfing
  • Travel

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler and surrounding areas.

Beaumont:

GERMER PLLC
550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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Austin:

GERMER BEAMAN & BROWN PLLC
One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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Houston:

GERMER PLLC
America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

GERMER PLLC
1826 North Loop 1604 West, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78248
Ph: 210.640.1650
Fax: 512.472.0721
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Tyler:

GERMER PLLC
102 N College Ave, Suite 303
Tyler, TX 75702
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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