Max T. Hyde, Jr.

Max T. Hyde, Jr.
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As the 2010 founder and owner of Hyde Law Firm, P.A., Max Hyde enjoys practicing law in Spartanburg, South Carolina and surrounding areas. An unafraid advocate and grizzled courtroom veteran with over 20 years of experience, he fights for clients in the arenas of family law, eminent domain, and injury. He has tried myriad cases across the State of South Carolina with a high level of effectiveness. He loves going to court and helping people.

He is a third-term member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and serves on the Ways and Means Committee. He also serves as Chairman of the Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation.

Mr. Hyde is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the United States District Court (District of South Carolina), United States Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit), and United States Supreme Court. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer review rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent. Also, he has been named a South Carolina Super Lawyer every year since 2020.

Mr. Hyde was born and reared in Spartanburg. He was second in his class at Spartanburg High School in 1991. In 1995, Mr. Hyde was graduated from Davidson College with Honors in History and a Bachelor of Arts. While earning his undergraduate degree, he spent one year studying in England at Mansfield College, Oxford University. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Law and was graduated in 2000, receiving a Juris Doctor. In 2000-01, he served the Honorable Kaye G. Hearn when she was the Chief Judge of the SC Court of Appeals (before she was elected to the SC Supreme Court). From 2001 to 2009, he worked and made partner at the Harrison White law firm in Spartanburg.

He is currently a member of the Spartanburg County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar. He is a Permanent Member of the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Hyde was named Young Lawyer of the Year in 2009 by the Spartanburg County Bar Association and the Young Leader of the Year by the United Way of the Piedmont in 2006. Former chair of the City of Spartanburg Board of Zoning Appeals and the Board of Directors for Spartanburg Community College, he was also appointed to serve on the Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education by Governor Nikki Haley.

Mr. Hyde loves, leads, and serves his community. He has served as on the Vestry at the Episcopal Church of the Advent and as a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg. Also, he has been a member of the Rotary Club of Spartanburg, which meets at the Piedmont Club, since 2006, serving as president, 2017-18. He has been married since 2004 to Eliza Howell Hyde, a second-grade teacher. Together, they have four children: Lilly Ruth, Thomas, Rose, and Annabelle. Mr. Hyde enjoys reading history and biography, writing, hiking in the North Carolina mountains, riding his mountain bike, and playing the banjo, guitar, and drums. Sometimes, he enjoys playing golf.