Kyle M. Tompkins

Kyle M. Tompkins

Peoria, Illinois

Mr. Tompkins attended Marquette University Law School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and in the top 10 of his class.  He uses his strong legal education and diverse experiences to analyze and resolve any type of legal issue presented to him.

Mr. Tompkins currently focuses his practice in a variety of legal fields.  He handles numerous estate administration matters and advises clients on effective estate planning strategies. Additionally, he works with business clients in general corporate matters, including entity formations, contract review, and transactions.  He strives to provide thorough advice to small business owners on forming an entity and managing the risks of running a business.  He is also available to assist in other litigation or transactional matters involving real estate, employment, and insurance.
Since returning to the Peoria area in 2014, Mr. Tompkins has become actively involved both the legal community and Peoria community in general. He is an active member of the Peoria County Bar Association in which he serves on the Young Lawyers Committee, Real Property Committee, and Fitness, Health, and Wellness Committee. He also is a member of the Young Professionals of Greater Peoria, an organization that has allowed him to explore other opportunities within Peoria's business community and charitable organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • 15% Workers' Compensation Defense
  • 40% Estate Planning/Administration
  • 20% Real Estate
  • 10% Business
  • 15% Insurance Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013
  • Wisconsin, 2013


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Law Review: Marquette Sports , Executive Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: International Studies

Published Works

  • From the Gridiron to the Golden State: NFL Players' Fight for Workers', Marquette Sports Law Review, Vol. 23, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Anne Wall Brand Protection Award
  • Sports Law Certificate (NSLI)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Young Professionals Greater Peoria, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Young Professionals Greater Peoria, Board Member, 2016 - Present
  • Peoria Fitness, Health & Wellness , Committee Chair, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Melnick & Melnick, S.C., Associate Attorney, 2013 - 2014
  • Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Legal Intern, 2012 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, 2010 - 2012