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I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio.  I grew up on the Knob, next to a trailer park, which is an area located on the East Side of Hamilton, Ohio.  My father was in law enforcement and my mother stayed at home to raise my three other siblings.  I went to Fairfield High School then on to Triton College in Rivergrove, Illinois.  After getting my Associates Degree from Triton College I enrolled at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  I graduated with a Public Administrations Degree in 1986 but I always knew that I was going to be an attorney.  I enrolled immediately in law school and I was lucky enough to get into the University of Toledo College of Law.  In 1989 I graduated from Law School Magna Cum Laude (graduating rank of 6 out of 110), passed the bar exam on the first try and started working as an assistant prosecuting attorney for John F. Holcomb, Butler County Prosecuting Attorney.  I was a professional prosecutor who also maintained a private law practice where I practice law in areas not involving the State of Ohio.  My private law practice was with John F. Holcomb who taught me how to practice law.  During my career as a prosecutor I tried well over 100 jury trials and I only lost 2.  I tried cases involving Aggravated Murder, Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Burglary, Kidnapping etc.  Eventually, I was named the Chief of the Felony Criminal Division of the Butler County Prosecutor's Office.  In 2001 I left the prosecutor's office so that I could focus 100% of my time on my private practice clients.  Since 2001 our office has grown and we have expanded our practice.  We get great results for our clients.  We are dedicated, hardworking and above all else,  WE HATE TO LOSE.



Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  2. Divorce: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Holcomb & Hyde LLC

311 Key Bank Bldg, 6 S 2nd St
Hamilton, OH, 45011


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the YearWest Side Little League2012
O'Tuck of the YearOhioans from Kentucky (O'Tucks)2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolcomb & Hyde LLC1989 - Present
Chief of the Felony Criminal Trial DivisionButler County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1989 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohioans from Kentucky (O'Tucks)President2000 - Present
Butler County Bar Association Certified Grievance CommitteeCo-chair1996 - Present
B.P.O.E. #93Member1992 - Present
Kentucky ColonelMember1990 - Present
Ohio Association for Justice, formerly known as the Ohio Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
Washington Lodge No. 17 - Masonic LodgeMember1989 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Butler County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationAssociate Member1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The case of J.Y et. al vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company$750,000 Settlement
N.D. Executrix of the Estate of teenage son v. I.E.R.R. et. al.Settled (Amount Witheld due to Confidentiality Agreement)
State of Ohio v. D.B.Jury verdict of not guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Miami University of OhioPublic Administration with a minor in Criminal Justice4 Year Degree1986
Triton College- Rivergrove, IllinoisN/AAssociate of Science Degree1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Butler County Bar Association CLE SeminarLegal Ethics2011