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Kyle S. Clauss


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Phone: 908-852-2600

Fax: 908-852-8225

Kyle S. Clauss is an associate in the firm's Zoning, Planning, and Land Use Department.

Mr. Clauss clerked for the Hon. Michael F. O'Neill in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Vicinage 13, Civil Division, as well as the Hon. William G. Young in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Mr. Clauss is a graduate of Vermont Law School, where he served as president of the Student Bar Association and editor-in-chief of The Forum newspaper.  He was a charter member of the Appellate Advocacy Project, a collaboration between Vermont Law School and the Vermont Supreme Court providing pro se litigants with pro bono representation.

Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Clauss was an award-winning investigative journalist for The Lowell Sun and Boston magazine.  His reporting on Boston's controversial bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics drew national attention when it revealed that bid organizers had misled taxpayers about their plans to use public funding for the Games.  After studying the legal history of urban renewal under constitutional law scholar Peter Teachout, Mr. Clauss advised Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, then a member of the City Council, on her landmark proposal to overhaul the city's long-troubled redevelopment authority.

At Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen, Mr. Clauss represents his clients with the same tenacity, zeal, and exacting attention to detail.


  • Litigation
  • Zoning, Planning, and Land Use
  • Municipal Law


Vermont Law School

  • South Royalton, VT
  • Juris Doctor, 2020.
  • Honors: John Delemarre Award, “for outstanding service to the Vermont Law School community in the enrichment and stewardship of the law school physical environment”

Boston University

  • Boston, MA
  • BS., Journalism, 2014.


  • New Jersey Law Journal Young Lawyers Advisory Board
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL)