Robert L. Hyde Esq.

Robert L. Hyde Esq.

Of Counsel
San Diego, California

Mr. Hyde was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served in the United States Air Force, where he was decorated and honorably discharged. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Sociology, and Rhetoric. He then attended California Western School of Law on an academic scholarship and is now a licensed attorney admitted to the State bars in California and Minnesota. He is also admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all federal and state courts in Minnesota and California.

Mr. Hyde is a Partner at Hyde & Swigart, a national practice firm that is dedicated exclusively to protecting consumers, and also serves as an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, where he teaches civil litigation for consumer law claims.

Mr. Hyde is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the Federal Bar Association. He has also been associated with such prestigious law firms as Dorsey & Whitney, Patterson and Keough, and Barry & Helwig, LLC, in a non-attorney capacity.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Consumer Law and Class Actions

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2009


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2002
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.S. - 1999
    • Major: Political Science, Sociology, and Rhetoric

Published Works

  • Hyde & Swigart has over 200 published opinions, Lexus and Westlaw


  • Adjunct Professor of Law for Consumer Rights, California Western School of Law, 2013 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Federal Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Public Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Minimum of 50 hours of pro bono with Legal Aid, 2013 - Present