Kyle Engels
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Kyle Engels is an attorney licensed to practice law in Idaho. Based out of our Boise office, his focus is on civil and commercial litigation and bankruptcy law. After a 12-year career in the Idaho Army National Guard as an Intelligence Analyst, Kyle realized he loved the technical and analytical aspects of that work. For Kyle, choosing a career in law allows him to combine his desire to help people with a career where his analytical nature shines.


The following quote by Simon Sinek captures Kyle’s approach to his career at Smith + Malek, “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” The opportunity to work in the areas of law that interests him and having the support of Smith + Malek, both professionally and privately, made the decision to work at Smith + Malek an easy one. 


Kyle has served in a federal clerkship, an extremely competitive and difficult but equally rewarding experience, and graduated magna cum laude from Concordia University School of Law. Kyle enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor at Boise State University.


Outside of work, Kyle enjoys spending his time outdoors (preferably in the mountains) exercising, camping, hunting, and coaching his son’s T-Ball team. That being said, he won’t shy away from binge-watching a good TV series. 


If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?

An athletic trainer or physical therapist. 


What’s a life goal you have?

To write a book.


What are you currently reading?

Point Made, by Ross Guberman. My favorite book is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.