Kevin E. Hyde



Kevin E. Hyde is a partner and employment lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Kevin represents employers in a variety of human resources matters. His practice focuses on day-to-day employment counseling and workplace safety, and he has represented employers in numerous charges of discrimination, employment-discrimination cases, wage-hour and management-union matters. Kevin is managing partner of the firm’s Jacksonville office, and chair of the Labor & Employment Practice. He is also a member of the Automotive, Food & Beverage, and Manufacturing Industry Teams.

Thought Leadership

Kevin speaks regularly at various programs and seminars, focusing on employment issues. He has served as keynote speaker at more than 30 states, regional, and national business and civic organization conventions.


  • Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 1999
    • 2011 and 2016 Jacksonville Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 
    • 2012 and 2015 Jacksonville Employment – Management “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 
    • 2013 and 2016 Jacksonville Labor Law-Management "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers®
  • Who’s Who Legal USA – Management Labor & Employment
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2008-2017)
  • Florida’s Legal Elite™ by Florida Trend magazine
  • Florida Super Lawyers® (2006-2018)


Kevin served on the Jacksonville, Fla. City Council from 2003-2011 and is a past president of the City Council.


Kevin is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1988), and the University of South Florida (B.A., magna cum laude, 1984).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Kevin is a member of the Florida and Tennessee Bars.

Kevin is a past chair of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section (1998-1999) and the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Certification Committee.

Representative Matters

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Representing major health care provider in False Claims Act qui tam whistleblower litigation asserting inadequate physician supervision of medical procedures, alleged lack of medical necessity of certain drugs, and alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as assorted employment claims by former employees.
Represented an affiliate of Starwood Capital in connection with the $149 million sale of the Fort Lauderdale Westin Beach Resort & Spa to DiamondRock Hospitality.
This matter involved settlement of a proposed class action in Missouri. The matter was settled in pre-suit mediation through use of negotiated discovery methods and statistical analysis. Foley then certified a class for settlement purposes for court approval. The unique feature of the case was to resolve it for a lesser amount and with reduced attorneys fees due to the decision to expedite and limit discovery and to conduct all matters in pre-suit mediation.


An Employee Leaves ... Now What?
28 May 2019
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Online Forum Activity = Protected Concerted Activity
30 July 2018
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Time to Think About Holiday Bonuses
06 November 2017
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Non-Competes Can Cost You More Than A Job
05 June 2017
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives