Richard Hyde worked as a felony prosecutor from November 1989 to December 31, 2000
At the time Mr. Hyde left the office in 2000 he was Chief of the Felony Division. Mr. Hyde personally prosecuted numerous murder cases and other very serious cases involving rape, robbery, burglary, arson, kidnapping etc. In fact, Mr. Hyde, in 1994, handled the very first case in Butler County whereby DNA evidence was admitted into evidence for the first time. Since leaving the office in December 2000, Mr. Hyde has handled numerous serious cases from the defense side including but not limited to, Aggravated Murder, Rape, Robbery, Trafficking in all types of illegal substances, Felonious Assault, etc . During the course of his career, Mr. Hyde has participated in well over one hundred and fifty (150) jury trials. John Holcomb also worked as a felony prosecutor in the Butler County Prosecuting
Attorney’s Office from November 1989 to December 31, 2000. As a felony prosecutor Mr. Holcomb handled the same type of serious cases as listed above. In fact, Mr. Holcomb participated in a case that resulted in a jury recommending death and where the death penalty was ordered in the case of State of Ohio v. Kenneth Smith. After leaving the prosecutor’s office in December of 2000, Mr. Holcomb has handle numerous serious cases as mentioned above and these cases have been in all courts all over the State of Ohio. Mr. Holcomb has also represented criminal defendants in Federal Court.
Most of the jury trials we participate in involve both Mr. Hyde and Mr. Holcomb. Therefore, the person who retains our firm gets the benefit of having two very talented trial lawyers with extensive experience working on their case. We subscribe to the proposition that “Two heads are better than one.”