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Thomas Newcomb Hyde

Thomas Newcomb Hyde

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Litigation

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About Me

Thomas Newcomb Hyde is a graduate of the Seminary of St. Vincent De Paul in Boynton Beach, Florida.  He received his Masters of Education from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina in.  He was a teacher on the elementary and secondary level for four years.  He also taught at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.


 


Mr. Hyde received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, where he completed an internship as a prosecutor in the Miami Dade County State Attorneys office.  He worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Miami and Tampa as a Trial Attorney, Managing Attorney, Divisiion General Attorney and National Director of Legal Training.


 


Mr. Hyde has been responsible for the design, development and implementation of Liberty Mutual’s Attorney Development Program and has conferences in trial advocacy, expert witness testimony, deposition and discovery, attorney management, anti-fraud advocacy,  negotiations and mediation, bad faith law, and legal ethics to lawyers and paralegals throughout the United States.


 


Mr. Hyde has served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the Better Business Bureau, and the Florida Attorney General’s Office. He  served on the Ethics Committee of Liberty's Legal Department from 2003 to 2013.  He currently serves on the Hillsborough County Bar Association Professionalism Committee.


 


In 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Mr. Hyde to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 13th Judicial Nominating Commission for Hillsborough County, Florida for a term beginning September 10, 2014 and ending July 1, 2018.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Litigation: 50%
    38 years
  2. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 50%
    13 years

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Contact Info

Thomas Newcomb Hyde Attorney-at-Law

9916 Chris Craft Court
Tampa, FL, 33615

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Judicial Nominating CommissionFlorida Governor Rick Scott2014
Global Counsel Award Best Training ProgrammeInternational Law Office / Association of Corporate Counsel2009
Creative Counsel AwardInside Counsel magazine2008
Have a Heart Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardHillsborough County Bar Association2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThomas Newcomb Hyde Attorney at Law2013 - Present
National Director of Legal TrainingLiberty Mutual1999 - 2014
Division General AttorneyLiberty Mutual Insurance1992 - 1999
Managing Attorney / Trial AttorneyLiberty Mutual in Tampa1986 - 1999
Trial AttorneyLiberty Mutual in Miami / Tampa1975 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Thiteenth Judicial CircuitProfessionalism Committee2013 - Present
Federalist Society Tampa Bay Lawyers ChapterSteering Committee2013 - Present
Tampa Bay Catholic Lawyers GuildMember2005 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar Association (Litigation Section)Member1975 - Present
The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section)Member1975 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lawyer (Hillsborough County Bar Association)Resolving Professionalism Complaint2014
Lawyer (Hillsborough County Bar Association)Lincoln, Legal Ethics, and Success in Mediation2014
The Florida BarWho is Your Client? Masters Seminar on Ethics2013
Trial Advocate Quarterly (Florida Defense Lawyers Associatioin)Staying Out of Trouble: Legal Ethics in a Digital Era2013
Lawyer (Hillsborough County Bar Association)Conflict of Interests: Removing Disqualification by Screening2009
Lawyer (Hillsborough County Bar Assocation)Developing a Culture of Learning for Corporate Counsel2008
The Rehabilitation ProfessionalEffective Expert Testimony for Vocational Professionals Testifying as an Expert Witness2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJuris Doctor1974
South Carolina State UniversityEducationMaster of Education1969
Seminary of St. Vincent De PaulPhilosophyBachelor of Arts1967

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tampa Bay Catholic Lawyers Guild Law Day, Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FLThe Consitution of the United States of America2015
Hillsborough County Bar Association Law Week, George G. Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FLThe Consitution of the United States of America2015
13th Judicial Professionalism Committee, WMU Thomas Cooley Law School, Riverview, FLResolving Professionalism Complaints2015
13th Judicial Professionalism Committee, Plant City Bar Association, Plant City, FLResolving Professionalism Complaints2015
Tampa Bay Catholic Lawyers Guild Law Day, Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FLThe Constituion of the United States of America2014
Stetson University College of Law Christian Legal Society, Gulfport, FLLegal Ethics: the Conscience of Our Profession2014
Hillsborough County Bar Association Law Week, C. Leon King HIgh School, Tampa, FLThe Constitution of the United States of America2014
The Florida Bar Annual Convention, Boca Raton, FLWho is Your Client? Masters Seminar on Ethics2013
Hillsborough County Bar Association Tale of Two Cities: Comparative Look at American & French Law, Tampa, FLThe Common Law, the Constitution, and the American Court System2013
Florida Paralegal Association Pinellas Chapter Annual Dinner, Clearwater, FLLegal Ethics for Paralegals2013
E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court Annual Dinner, Jacksonville, FLLegal Ethics for Florida Lawyers in the 21st Century2013
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Annual Confernece, San Antonio, TXChallenges of Legal Ethics in a Digital Era2013
Baker Hostetler Firm Retreat at Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-Hills, FLLegal Ethics for Today's Lawyers2013
Hillsborough County Bar Assn. Continuing Legal Education Luncheon Tampa, FLLegal Ethics for Corporate Lawyers2010
Hillsborough County Bar Assn. Continuing Legal Education Luncheon Tampa, FLLegal Ethics for Support Staff2010
Hillsborough County Bar Assn. Bench Bar Conference, Tampa, FLLegal Ethics for Today's Lawyers2010
Hillsborough County Bar Assn. Bench Bar Conference Tampa, FLLegal Ethics for Support Staff2010
Council on Litigation Management Seminars - Weston, MALitigation 101 / Litigation 104 - The Trial2010
International Paralegal Management Assn. Annual Conference Orlando, FLDistance Learning & Presentation Technology2009
International Assn. of Rehabilitation Professionals Annual Forensic Conference Nashville, TNEffective Expert Testimony for Vocational Professionals2005
Paralegal Association of Florida HIllsborough County Chapter Tampa, FLUtilization of Paralegals in an Insurance Defense Firm2003
ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section National CLE Program New York, NYInterviewing & Hiring for Success2003
ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section National CLE Program Oak Brook, ILHow to Succeed as Staff Counsel2002
Florida Liability Claims Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FLEthical Issues in the Insurance Defense Relationship1998
The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, Springfield, MOExploring Business Opportunities for Minorities1992