Robert was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served his country, was decorated, and honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1979.
He attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Sociology, and Rhetoric in 1995.
Robert graduated from California Western School of Law in 2000 on an academic scholarship and is a licensed attorney admitted to the State Bar of Minnesota and the State Bar of California.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Robert is admitted to all state courts in California and Minnesota, as well as all federal courts in California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Robert has been associated with such prestigious law firms as Dorsey & Whitney, Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, and Barry & Slade, LLC, in a non-attorney capacity.
Finally, Robert is an Adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law, where he teaches Consumer Law.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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I endorse Mr. Hyde and believe that he is the most knowledgeable attorney that I have come across with regard to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. This thorough knowledge of these statutes combined with Mr. Hyde's superior motion practice have earned Mr. Hyde a reputation as one of the best in the field.
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2005||07/31/2015|
|Partner||Hyde & Swigart||2002 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Supreme Court Of The United States||Attorney||2009 - Present|
|Supreme Court Historical Society||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit||Attorney||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Attorney||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Attorney||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Attorney||2004 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2003 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Attorney||2003 - Present|
|Bellows v. NCO Fin. Sys., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 297 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 5, 2009)||Prevailed|
|Shaw v. Credit Collection Servs., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117248 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2009)||Prevailed|
|Hyde v. Midland Credit Mgmt., Inc., 567 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. Cal. 2009)||The award of attorney's fees and costs was reversed.|
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|University of Minnesota||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|California Western School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|