Professor Matthew Robb Hyde
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Matthew Hyde entered the United States Navy in 1991, serving in Charleston, South Carolina as navy trial counsel from 1991 to 1993. He then moved to Naples, Italy, to become a mobile defense attorney in the Naval Legal Service Office for Europe and Southwest Asia. From 1996 to 2000 Professor Hyde served as a special assistant United States attorney in the Jacksonville Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, where he tried cases involving bank robbery, drug trafficking, and procurement fraud.
In 2000, he became the command judge advocate for the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). In 2002, Professor Hyde assumed responsibilities as the deputy division director for Navy's Admiralty and Maritime Law Division. From 2004-2008, he served at the Department of Justice Aviation and Admiralty Litigation Section. There, he was responsible for litigating admiralty cases in federal courts throughout the country. He was admitted-to and appeared before Federal District Courts in NY, RI, PA, VA, FL, TX, SC and MD, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In April 2008, Mr. Hyde was appointed admiralty counsel of the Navy.