Kyla K. Block

Partner

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 873-0166

FAX (919) 873-1814

Kyla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Core Distinction from Colgate University.  While at Colgate, Kyla received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.  After spending a year studying German at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet in Freiburg, Germany, she attended law school at Wake Forest University, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2005. During Law School, she was a member of Women in Law, as well as a Guardian Ad Litem Advocate. She additionally participated in both the Litigation Clinic (now Civil & Criminal Externship Clinic) and the Elder Law Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors.

Kyla focuses her practice exclusively on Workers’ Compensation defense and has represented clients before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Kyla tried Gray v. RDU, 203 N.C. App. 521; 692 S.E.2d 170 before the deputy commissioner, a case where defendants ultimately prevailed at both levels of the Commission and the Court of Appeals on the issue of whether an injury occurring during the performance of the employee’s normal job in the usual manner with no interruption of his work routine rises to the level of a compensable event.  Prior to coming to work at Teague, Kyla was a special deputy commissioner at the North Carolina Industrial Commission, where she heard and decided Form 24 Applications to Terminate Benefits, Medical Motions, Orders directing Distribution of Third Party Recoveries, Attorney Withdrawals, and discovery motions.

Kyla believes that customer service and responsiveness are close seconds to a thorough knowledge of the law and strong advocacy skills.  Kyla has presented at numerous seminars for safety managers and claims representatives including the Nuts and Bolts of Workers’ Compensation Law, Change of Condition, Communication with Medical Providers, and Repetitive Trauma/Occupational Disease. She has also participated as a panelist speaker in mediation education seminars.

She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.A., 2000, Colgate University

J.D., 2005, Wake Forest University School of Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
+ PROFILE

Kyla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Core Distinction from Colgate University.  While at Colgate, Kyla received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.  After spending a year studying German at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet in Freiburg, Germany, she attended law school at Wake Forest University, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2005. During Law School, she was a member of Women in Law, as well as a Guardian Ad Litem Advocate. She additionally participated in both the Litigation Clinic (now Civil & Criminal Externship Clinic) and the Elder Law Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors.

Kyla focuses her practice exclusively on Workers’ Compensation defense and has represented clients before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Kyla tried Gray v. RDU, 203 N.C. App. 521; 692 S.E.2d 170 before the deputy commissioner, a case where defendants ultimately prevailed at both levels of the Commission and the Court of Appeals on the issue of whether an injury occurring during the performance of the employee’s normal job in the usual manner with no interruption of his work routine rises to the level of a compensable event.  Prior to coming to work at Teague, Kyla was a special deputy commissioner at the North Carolina Industrial Commission, where she heard and decided Form 24 Applications to Terminate Benefits, Medical Motions, Orders directing Distribution of Third Party Recoveries, Attorney Withdrawals, and discovery motions.

Kyla believes that customer service and responsiveness are close seconds to a thorough knowledge of the law and strong advocacy skills.  Kyla has presented at numerous seminars for safety managers and claims representatives including the Nuts and Bolts of Workers’ Compensation Law, Change of Condition, Communication with Medical Providers, and Repetitive Trauma/Occupational Disease. She has also participated as a panelist speaker in mediation education seminars.

She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.A., 2000, Colgate University

J.D., 2005, Wake Forest University School of Law

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

+ PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association