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Kayla M. Kienzle


Kayla is a member of Nichols Kaster’s Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group where she advocates on behalf of workers seeking unpaid wages in class and collective actions across the country. 

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Prior to joining the firm, Kayla clerked for the Honorable John R. Rodenberg and the Honorable Michelle A. Larkin at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  During law school, Kayla served as the Submissions Editor for the University of St. Thomas Law Journal and as President of the Women Law Students Association.  She also worked as a law clerk at the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, a student attorney in the University of St. Thomas Immigration Law Clinic, a research assistant to a professor, and a legal intern at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.  Prior to law school, Kayla worked in retail management. 

Admissions & Education

  • U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • J.D. University of St. Thomas School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A. Iowa State University