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 a former chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice group. 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® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of:
    • Labor and Employment Law (1999 2011, 2023)
    • Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management and Litigation – Labor & Employment (2011 2023)
  • Recognized as Jacksonville's "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® in the fields of Employment Law - Management (2018) and Labor Law - Management (2019, 2021, 2023)
  • Who’s Who Legal USA – Management Labor & Employment
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the practice area of Labor & Employment (2008 2022)
  • 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. He is also the past Interim President of the Florida State College at Jacksonville and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Florida.


  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1988)
  • University of South Florida (B.A., magna cum laude, 1984)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Certification Committee
  • Past chair of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section (1988 - 1999)


  • Florida
  • Tennessee