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Kyle W. Rude

Kyle W. Rude

Partner since 2005
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Kyle attended The Dickinson School of Law - Penn State University, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1993. A graduate of Bucknell University, Kyle returned to the Central Pennsylvania region to practice law in 1996. Kyle has built a multi-county criminal defense practice in the past decade. Kyle joined Schemery Zicolello as a partner in April of 2005. Kyle is admitted to practice in federal court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Appeals for the Third Circuit. Kyle is also a member of the Pennsylvania and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a Founding Member of American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Criminal Law
  • 25% DUI

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Death Penalty Certified

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctorate - 1993
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Political Science & Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Lycoming Law Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Founding Member
  • Advanced Level Training on Blood Draw Tube Validation Issues on DUI - Marijuana Cases

Past Employment Positions

  • Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, President Judge Jeffrey A. Smith, Law Clerk, 1992 - 1993
  • Attorney, Centre County, Pennsylvania Office of the Public Defender, 1993 - 1994
  • Lepley, Engleman & Yaw, LLC, Williamsport, Associate Attorney, 1994 - 1998
  • Rude & Golden, Williamsport, Partner, 1998 - 2003
  • McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall, Associate Attorney, 2003 - 2005