Kevin E. Hyde has lived in Jacksonville since 1988. He was elected to the City Council in 2003 and served as Council President for the 2005-2006 Council year.
Kevin is the Managing Partner of the Jacksonville office of Foley & Lardner. He practices labor and employment law where he focuses on resolving workplace disputes, counseling employers on employee relations issues, and training employees and supervisors. Kevin is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of labor and employment law. He is also licensed to practice law in Virginia.
Kevin has long been involved in leadership positions with the Florida Bar. He is a past chairman of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section. He is listed among employment lawyers in Best Lawyers in America and has been highlighted in Jacksonville Magazine (March 2001) as one of the city's leading attorneys and in Florida Trend's article 'Florida Legal Elite 2005' as one of the state's leading employment law attorneys. The Jacksonville Business Journal named him as an Up and Comer in 2001.
Kevin graduated from the University of Florida College of Law (with honors) in 1988 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida (summa cum laude) in 1984.
Kevin is active in the community. He has been a deacon with the Lakeshore Church of Christ since 1992. Locally, he served on the Board of Directors for the Youth Crisis Center and the Northeast Florida Safety Council. He served two terms as the President of the Florida 4-H Foundation, the charitable arm of the Florida 4-H program.
Kevin has been married to Kathi Hyde since 1987. Kathi is a homemaker who volunteers a great deal of her time to the Lakeshore Church of Christ and its children education program. Kevin and Kathi have two daughters, Virginia and Michal.