Max T. Hyde, Jr.

Max T. Hyde, Jr.
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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 on the state and local level. On November 13, 2018, Hyde was sworn in as representative for South Carolina House District 32, serving on the Judiciary and Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committees.

Hyde previously represented District 4 on Spartanburg City Council, where he focused on economic development and diversifying the city’s professional workforce. Prior to that, Governor Nikki Haley appointed Hyde 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.

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.


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

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

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

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)

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

Civic & Community Engagement: South Carolina House of Representatives, Member (District 32), November 13, 2018 – present; Spartanburg City Council, Member, January 8, 2018 – November 12, 2018; Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education, 2015-17; Current President for the Rotary Club of Spartanburg, member since June 6, 2006; Piedmont Interstate Fair Association, current board member; Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA Board of Directors, 2014-16; Spartanburg Regional Foundation Heart Division, board member 2012-16