Kyle A. McClain, Associate

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Kyle A. McClain is an associate in the Hartford office of Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C., where he practices labor and employment law, exclusively representing the interests of management. He advises both public and private sector clients on a full range of workplace and employment law issues including hiring, discipline, investigations, termination, employee relations and benefits, wage and hour matters, compliance with state and federal laws and internal policies and procedures. In the area of labor his practice includes collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration including grievances and unfair labor practice complaints.

Much of Attorney McClain’s practice is dedicated to education law, advising schools and boards of education on both traditional labor and employment law issues as well education-specific topics including student expulsions, residency determinations, student records, teacher discipline and termination under the Teacher Tenure Act, compliance with state and federal laws and special education. Attorney McClain’s public and private practices include the representation of businesses, municipalities and boards of educations before state courts as well administrative proceedings including special education due process hearings and those before the Freedom of Information Commission, State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, State Board of Labor Relations, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Employment Security Appeals Division and Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Prior to joining Siegel O’Connor, Attorney McClain served as a judicial law clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court in Hartford. Attorney McClain's earliest legal experience came at Boston College Law School, where he represented non-profit and small business entrepreneurs as part of its Community Enterprise Clinic, and worked in the litigation department of a downtown Boston law firm.

Practice Areas:

Employment Law/Litigation, Education Law, Labor Relations Law and Prevention Practices, Government Regulation Compliance, Wage and Hour Law

Admitted to Practice

Connecticut, 2011

Massachusetts, 2010

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 2013


University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S., summa cum laude, 2006

Boston College Law School, J.D., 2009


Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Hartford County Bar Association

Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Community Activities

Member, Board of Advisors, Downtown YMCA (Hartford)

Vice President and Member, Board of Directors, Connecticut Industrial Ski Council

Head Coach, Sundown Ski Team

Adult Volunteer, Connecticut Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America


Author and Lecturer

Seminar: Nicholas J. Grello & Kyle A. McClain, Building Civic Synergy: Working With Municipal Officials to Achieve a Common Goal, 2014 CABE/CAPSS Convention.

Edward F. “Bud” O’Donnell, Jr. & Kyle A. McClain, Common Misconceptions Infect Sick Leave Law, Conn. L. Trib., Oct. 31, 2011, at 19.

Seminar: Edward F. “Bud” O’Donnell, Jr. & Kyle A. McClain, “The Paid Sick Leave Act: What Employers Need to Know,” Connecticut Restaurant Association, October 3 & 4, 2011.

Glenn A. Duhl & Kyle A. McClain, The National Labor Relations Board’s Approach to Social Networking, Conn. B. Ass’n Lab. & Emp. L. Sec. Q., Summer 2011, at 11.

Seminar: Ryan A. O’Donnell & Kyle A. McClain, “What A Difference a Year Makes: 2010 Employment Law Update,” Northeast Connecticut Human Resources Association, August 17, 2011.

Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Trade Secrets A State-by-State Survey (4th ed. 2011).

Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Covenants Not to Compete A State-by-State Survey (7th ed. 2011).

Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Tortious Interference in the Employment Context A State-by-State Survey (3rd ed. 2011).

Contributing Editor: Brian M. Malsberger, Employee Duty of Loyalty A State-by-State Survey (4th ed. 2011).