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I started this law firm in 1992 after graduating law school and passing the Massachusetts Bar Exam.  Prior to beginning the practice of law, I was employed by several high technology companies, beginning with Wang Laboratories as a marketing manager.  I served in several other companies as a software engineer prior to my career at Wang, namely Raytheon, Software International and Arlington Trust Company.  Since Wang, I have been employed by Computervision and Prime Computer before leaving to start this practice.  I served at Director of Strategic Alliances before leaving Computervision.  In all, I spent 29 years in the computer world.


My hobbies have included flying as a private pilot, football official for 15 years and hockey official for 12 years at the high school and college level.  I enjoyed making wine and have produced and hosted a community access television program series on how to make wine titled, Wine Making 101.  I current produce and host a legal show on community access television called Legal Ease, many of these episodes can be viewed on our firm's website at  Legal Ease is in its 12th year as of November, 2013.


I have taught several semesters at local colleges and universities on the subjects of family law, crinimal procedure and business law.  I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy litigating and practicing law in general.


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Practice areas

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    23 years
  2. General Practice: 30%
    23 years, 200 cases
  3. Probate: 15%
    23 years
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
    23 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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Law Offices of Ernest H. Hyde

11 Front Street
Shirley, MA, 01464


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ReognitionNorthern Middlesex Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Ernest H. Hyde1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nashoba Valley Chamber of CommerceN/A2006 - Present
Northern Middlesex Bar AssociationPast President2001 - 2003
Legal EaseProducer/Host2001 - Present
Northern Middlesex Bar AssociationVice President1997 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonweath vs. EgardoNew Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
WebsiteEstate Planning in 20132013
Website2011 Alimony Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern New Hampshire UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Massachusetts School of Law at AndoverLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employee SeminarEstate Planning2013