Attorney Richard Hyde handing a folder to a woman sitting down

I have been practicing law since 1989. I have participated in over 150 jury trials during my career. If you need an attorney who has the experience to handle your criminal or civil matter, look no further.

Holcomb & Hyde LLC was started by me and my former partner, the late John F. Holcomb. His name remains in our firm's title as a testament to the lasting legacy he created.

I love what I do. I love helping people navigate the legal system. I see the legal system up close every day, and I know what to expect. Most of my clients are not well versed in the legal system and need my help to get them through it. I spend much of my time explaining the process and the steps of the legal process that will come later. 

I consider myself a fighter and a champion of my client's rights. I grew up next to a trailer park on the east side of Hamilton, and I am the son of a no-nonsense law enforcement officer. My mother and father both did their best to raise me right and thank goodness I listened to what they taught me. As a result, I cannot be bullied or pushed around by anyone. I stand up for what is right and just. 

No matter what your legal problem involves there is a good chance I have handled cases in the past involving those same or similar issues. So if you are in the market for an attorney who will vigorously pursue your case and be an aggressive advocate for you, give me a call. I would love to talk with you more about my qualifications and my experience.   

If you have a legal matter and you need legal representation, I would like the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your particular situation.  We have the experience and we have the ability to handle many different types of civil and criminal cases.  You owe it to yourself to check our firm out prior to engaging legal counsel.  We do not blow smoke.  We will be honest with you regarding our evaluation of your case. 

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

  • State of Ohio, 1989


  • JD, University of Toledo College of Law

  • BA, Miami University

  • AS, Triton College

Professional Association & Membership

  • Butler County Bar Association

  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Ohio Association for Justice (formerly known as Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers)

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers