CSU General Counsel
Kyle Rowen
Kyle Rowen

Kyle Rowen

Kyle E. Rowen joined the California State University's Office of General Counsel in 2017. Kyle is the University Counsel for California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) San Luis Obispo. He previously served in a similar role at California State University Monterey Bay. Kyle is a member of the Office of General Counsel's Human Resources Team and serves as a resource attorney on matters relating to Police/Law Enforcement, the Clery Act, Collective Bargaining, and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. Before joining the CSU, Kyle was a partner at the litigation firm of Wesierski & Zurek LLP, where he specialized in employment litigation and defending public entities from throughout Southern California in a wide variety of matters. Previously, Kyle was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Newport Beach and a Deputy District Attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Kyle is admitted to practice law in California.


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Political Science, University of San Diego, cum laude, 2000

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Orange County Bar Foundation, Member, Associate Board of Directors (2014 - 2017)

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Premises Liability in California (2014), Lorman Education Services
  • Lightning Strikes Again: The Life of a Liability Claim (2016), Presenter, CJPIA Risk Management Educational Forum

Other Activities & Interests::

  • WHW, Chair of the Board of Directors (2016 - Present)
  • WHW, Member of the Board of Directors (2013 - 2018)


Telephone No. (562) 951-4500
Fax No. (562) 951-4956
E-mail Address: krowen@calstate.edu

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Last Updated: July 17, 2018