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Max Hyde


Max Hyde is a Spartanburg native who cares deeply and thoughtfully about improving his community and his state.

Hyde, founder of Hyde Law Firm, has a track record of civic service, including an appointment by Governor Nikki Haley to serve on the Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education. He also has chaired the Spartanburg Community College Foundation Board of Directors and City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning Appeals.

In January 2018, Hyde began representing District 4 on Spartanburg City Council. He plans to focus on economic development, attracting employers that can grow and diversify the city’s professional workforce. Continuing the improvements downtown will be another focus, as is seeking to better unify Spartanburg’s various neighborhoods.

Also in 2018, Hyde began serving as president of the (Downtown) Rotary Club of Spartanburg, which meets at the Piedmont Club. He is one of the youngest presidents in the history of the 101-year-old club – the second Rotary Club organized in South Carolina. Hyde and his wife, Eliza, have four children (ages 11, 9, 7, and 3).

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AV Preeminent rating (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards) by Martindale-Hubbell since 2009

Admitted: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States District Court, District of South Carolina; South Carolina Bar

Law School: University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2000

College: Davidson College, A.B., History, with honors, 1995; Spent junior year (1993-94) studying at Mansfield College, Oxford University, United Kingdom

High School: Spartanburg High School, 1991 (graduated 2nd in class)

Memberships: Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit, Permanent Member; South Carolina Bar; Spartanburg County Bar Association

Awards: Spartanburg County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year 2009; United Way of the Piedmont Young Leader of the Year 2006

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